Every week I have the distinct pleasure of introducing my readers to great designers. This week I wanted to present the work of Kristi Simpson. She's got a fantastic sense of style and has brought that into her patterns. It would be easy to spend the better part of a morning looking through all her lovely patterns for sale.
With so much to offer I am not even sure where to begin so I'll start with the where: RAKJpatterns is located in the great state of Alabama! The fair proprietress of RAKJpatterns, is as the name suggests, Kristi Simpson. Creator of many fresh, modern looks for crocheting. Her Ravelry page introduction reads "Welcome! I enjoy creating creative crochet patterns with a fresh and modern touch. I have authored several books and my designs have been published in international magazines, including Crochet World, I Like Crochet, Inside Crochet and Crochet! Check out some great crochet patterns today!"
Kristie's designs range from the super adorable infant photo prop to the really fun and innovative crocheted slipper that is added to a pair of flip flops! So cool! Now of course if you click the link to http://www.kristisimpson.net/#!books/c1irt You'll see Kristi is another crocheting rock star having been published in several magazines and books but she's maintained her independence from the "run of the mill" (pun intended) fiber artist. I like the way she thinks!
On RAKJpatterns by Kristi Simpson's facebook page you'll find this description of her product line "Creative Crochet Patterns for beginners and beyond" (https://www.facebook.com/RAKJpatterns/timeline)
Its quite literally true. Something for every crocheter, at every level and style. She has obviously put a lot of time into choosing her designs and you know what to design when you know WHO your audience is! It cannot be said that every designer is in touch with her audience but Kristi Simpson has a large presence on the web. In addition to her own website she has a group on facebook in addition to her main facebook page, a page on pinterest, and a page on Ravelry.
Being a woman of many talents Kristi balances all this with having 5 children. How great is that? So when she designs something for a child, its probably been tested ON an actual child. I buy patterns from designers like Kristi because I know she cares about the product she puts out. As she writes on her Etsy page " You’ll find patterns for all different levels of crocheters in this collection. But no matter the level, each pattern is designed to be irresistible! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, every pattern you make should be a delight, and the designs in this collection are made to be just that!" https://www.etsy.com/shop/RAKJpatterns?ref=l2-shopheader-name#
Testing is an exceptionally important part of the process of designing. You'll note that Kristi Simpson designs for babies, children, tweens, teens, women and men! She exploded on to the scene in 2010 and its been full steam ahead since then.
Okay with such a big presence on the Web lets review the places YOU can find RAKJpatterns by Kristi Simpson:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristi-simpson--rakjpatterns Kristi is extremely approachable and kind, so if you have questions I'm sure she would be happy to answer!
(Remember all images Kristi's pages belong to her and the patterns are her own creations so please remember to give credit where credit is due!)
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