Willow Yarns

The following are rates for Willow Yarns.

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—Posted 3 May 2016—

Year of Publication: 2014

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $300

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

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: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: Yes, without success

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Royalty payments not offered

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

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – N/A

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Lace

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? I had to remind them to do their job, every step of the way. I don’t get publishing rights back for 3 years from issue, which is far too long. The only thing they did well was they paid right on time.

 

—Posted 27 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $400

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

Was your design: solicited by the company

Was your sample returned?: No

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

Briefly describe your royalty payments: None

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 – N/A

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – N/A

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

Weight of yarn used in sample: Lace

Type of design: Shawl

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: No

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

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