Twist Collective

The following are rates for Twist Collective.

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—Posted 28 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2011

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $18

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Designer takes 50% of sales.

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 – Designer 

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Sport

Type of design: Vest

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company? 2/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? In the past, rights never returned to the designer, and this was non-negotiable. Royalties are paid in perpetuity, I guess. The return on investment is very low if you are not a big name. In 5 years, the garment has grossed maybe $70. If Twist would allow designers to self-publish I’d consider submitting to them again, but with such low ROI, it’s not worth it to be competing directly with such heavy hitters for sales.

—Posted 28 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $519

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales.

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Type of design: Gloves/Mittens

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

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

 

—Posted 28 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2012

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $4,244

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Type of design: Gloves/Mittens

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

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

 

—Posted 27 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2011

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $1032

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales. This is one of my more popular patterns (but not my top seller), and to end of first quarter 2016 it has earned me $4,815.00 US$ in royalties.

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

Type of design: Gloves/Mittens

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

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

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $81

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading Designer 

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Sport

Type of design: Vest

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 3/5

 

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2009

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $927.50

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of each sale. There was also a bonus system with additional payments for reaching goals (units sold) which is no longer part of their boilerplate contract.

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support –  Designer

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

How many sizes did you grade?: 9

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

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? Yarn was very late (flaky company) and Kate Gilbert was understanding and flexible when it came to shipping the sample.

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2010

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $198

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales.

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support –  Designer

Yardage of sample: 250-500yds [229-458m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Aran

Type of design: Hat

How many sizes did you grade?: 3

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

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? Hat & mitten set

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): $69

Was your design: a response to a call for submissions

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of sales.

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support –  Designer

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Sport

Type of design: Other

How many sizes did you grade?: 9

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 4/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Design is for a summer top, these tend to sell less well than other designs regardless of publication venue.

 

—Posted 22 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2008

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter 0): $5,600

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 60% of sale price, paid quarterly

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Aran

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in the design: Cables

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

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

—Posted 22 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $0

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter 0): $550

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 60% of sale price, paid quarterly

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

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? Great to work with creatively. Payment depends entirely on pattern sales and it can be difficult to stand out within an issue.

 

—Posted 21 April 2016—

 Year of Publication: 2015

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $0

Was your sample returned?: Yes

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?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of all online sales

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

Type of design: Vest

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 4/5

 

—Posted 20 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $0

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: 50% of their sales of my individual pattern as long as it’s available. In the first year of payments, this amounted to $17.50

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 – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in the design: Stranded

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company? 2/5

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