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Calling for Pattern Submissions – Yarn Support

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 my own yarn line called “Tobacco Root Valley” which is named after the mountain range that over looks the valley where we live. We will have 12 colorways. Sumac, Larkspur, Madison, Slate, Rye, Fir, Cone, Chokecherry, Fall Ash, Natural White, Big Sky, and Sage

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 a couple different designs, I have been thinking about an over sized Shawl but am open to anything wearable.

I would like it to be a color work that would represent Montana's 4 seasons.

I have put some pictures together for inspiration on Pinterest ~ Montana Seasons

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 Ravelry, 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 April 30, 2021. Yarn for selected designs will be shipped out right away, and patterns should be published middle of June (exact timeline to be negotiated with individual designers)

Submission Requirements: Please submit your proposal by email to 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 Ravelry page, 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.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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