Small Independent Yarn Companies

The following are rates for Small Independent Yarn Companies.

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—Posted 11 July 2016 —

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $200

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $630 so far

Was your design: solicited by the company

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: Yes- with success

Briefly describe your royalty payments: $3 per pattern sold

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 6-9 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading –  Designer

Tech Editing – Designer

Photography – Company

Layout – Designer

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

How many sizes did you grade?: 2

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Company Name: Anonymous

Type of design: Shawl

Year of Publication: 2015

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $500

Was your sample returned?: NO

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: YES

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: YES

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: YES

Briefly describe your royalty payments: One-time fee for full rights, which was my preference for this contract for various reasons.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Company retains all rights (rights never revert back to me).

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – N/A

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 750-1000yds [686-915m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

Would you work with this company again?: YES

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Since this is a really small company and a particular design might be recognizable, I’m not comfortable giving the name.

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