We're excited to announce that Cooperative Press has named MK Carroll
series editor for our upcoming Fresh Designs Crochet book series. MK brings not only a judicious eye to the editorial and creative process but also a deep-seated desire to promote and push crochet to its next level. She has also worked with Shannon on other fiber-related projects in the past.
With that, please allow MK to introduce herself:
I’m really excited about working with Cooperative Press to put out a series of crochet books featuring emerging designers! This isn’t just about getting great crochet patterns out there for crocheters to use, this is also about working to establish new standards for crochet publishing and creating opportunities for crochet designers to learn and grow in ways that can benefit the entire industry.
I’ve worked with online magazines (Knitty, CrochetMe), big publishers (Interweave Press), tiny independent publishers (Take Back the Knit ‘zine), and self-published my own work. Along the way, I’ve gotten to meet and work with incredible people in the industry, appeared on TV (Knitty Gritty), been interviewed by the local paper (the late Honolulu Advertiser), and I’m still blogging, tweeting, and keeping my finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the yarncrafting world. If you know me and know my work, you already know I’m a proud polycraftual who has been championing crochet for years. Working with Cooperative Press to help bring you the crochet books we know you want to have on your bookshelves (or e-reader) has got me all fired up, and I can’t wait to see your submissions!
We'll be announcing the call for Fresh Designs Crochet submissions soon. Meanwhile, welcome MK!