Our initial meeting will have a lot of information. We will discuss fiber options, sizing, design, project scope, and many other things. It is most helpful for me if you have a good idea of the project that you want to bring to life, whether it’s a baby blanket, throw pillow, or scarf. There are some general industry wide measurements for different types of pieces, but ultimately you get to choose all the details. I will make suggestions and work with you to design the exact thing you want.
I can create both “chunky” and “fine” knit pieces. We do not custom design for clients. I can take most designs provided by a client and transfer it to knit. If you don’t already have a design or designer in mind, I can recommend a few. I accept images in the following formats: .ai, .pdf, .psd, .TIFF, .GIF, .jpg, .JPEG, .svg, .bmp. You will receive a digital sample of the piece to verify color, pattern and proportion. There is a one-time set up fee of $300 for each design. During the design phase, clients are allowed up to 2 rounds of changes. If there are additional changes needed, clients will be charged $75 for per change. Generally, my clients have not needed more than 2 rounds of changes.
When you and I agree on a final design, I will set up an invoice. 50% of the invoice is required up front, with the remaining 50% due at shipping. I will issue a separate invoice that covers shipping when that time comes. I will order yarn after the initial 50% is received. You need to order labels at the same time that I order the yarn. I can recommend a few label makers that produce great labels, which can be shipped directly to me. Labels are fully your responsibility to design and deliver to me. If labels are not received before manufacturing is complete, I will ship the items without labels affixed.
Once we have an approved digital sample and the initial deposit is made on the invoice, I will order yarns and create a sample piece. The sample piece will be an exact version of the final project: the final size, final fiber, and approved design. This way you can verify sizing, color selection, etc. You don’t have to worry that a handkerchief size version of a throw blanket won’t translate well to full size. Any final changes to your design must be made at this point, including the color, size, design, or number.
My manufacturing process is about more than just making your piece. After I receive your yarn order, I will begin manufacturing your pieces on my Shima Seiki computerized knitting machine. Following manufacturing, each piece will be washed, dried, pressed, and labeled. Pieces can be individually packaged if requested for an additional fee.
I will discuss the best shipping options with you, but generally finished pieces are shipped via UPS Ground. Prices and delivery times will vary depending on the number of boxes and where I am shipping to. You are responsible for the cost of shipping, and a separate invoice will be provided to you for that cost when your items are shipped.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a call and begin the process of bringing your ideas to life!