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Hello designers! I am the owner and creator of Ranching Tradition Fiber. I am a fifth generation Montana Rancher who raises sheep, Spins, processes, dyes, crochets and knits. I have a yarn line called “Tobacco Root Valley” which is named after the mountain range that looks over the valley where we live. It is made from our wool and processed right here in the valley by a local mill. We will have 7 colorways. We are naming our colorways after plants, rivers, ext. that are in our area. The 7 colors that we have are “Sumac” a wonderful deep red, “Madison” beautiful blueish green, and “Larkspur” a deep purple, "Rye" a golden yellow, "Fir" a deep green, "Cone" a warm brown, and "Slate" a nice deep gray.
Our yarn is available in multiple yarn shops and on our website. About the Yarn: Tobacco Root Valley yarn is 100% wool, processed by our local mill, The Montana Wool Barn, each skein is 250 yds. 11 WPI DK weight. It has a wonderful bounce.
Types of Patterns: I am look for patterns to show off our beautiful homegrown wool yarn. I am looking for 2 different designs, one a smaller quick knit (hat or scarf) something I can purchase your pattern at wholesale and make kits with. Also a sweater pattern using 2 or 3 different colorways.
You can submit pattern designs for just one or both...
Below I have put some pictures together for inspiration.
"Connecting Generations one stitch at a time", Something old in a new fashion...
Compensation/Support/Rights: Ranching Tradition Fiber will provide the agreed upon yarn to the designer. The designer will be responsible to all aspects of self-publishing their pattern, within the agreed upon time frame. The designer will retain full rights to their pattern. Ranching Tradition Fiber will request use of the designer’s images for promotional purposes. Designer will agree to list Ranching Tradition Fiber as the yarn used for the design. This includes links on your website pattern pages and other social media. Designer is free to publish and sell their pattern as they like. Ranching Tradition Fiber will include designer’s information on all social media post that include images of design.
Timeline: While I am always happy to connect with designers who are interested in working with our yarns, the submission deadline for this particular project is September 15, 2019. Designer will be chosen by September 20, 2019, and patterns should be published Mid November (exact timeline to be negotiated with individual designers)
Submission Requirements: Please submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Design Submission in subject line. The proposal should include - a sketch, swatch, description of the project, yarn requirements, a few words about yourself and yourself. Please also include links to your Website, Instagram, Facebook and other social networks.
We are happy to work with both knit and crochet designers. We prefer to work with a designer within the United States.