Beautiful and accessible publications can make or break your customer experience.

Readable and logical patterns mean that your users will have a more successful making experience, which means they are more likely to come back or tell your friends.

This course is for you whether you are creating pdfs for online distribution or to send to the printers. Printing our patterns changed the business of The Crochet Project fundamentally. By adding that thread to our business, we have been able to reach a wider range of audiences, including yarn shops, distributors and customers who prefer print to web-based making.

In this class you will learn

Learn this valuable skill yourself

  • How to chose your design software (free or paid)

  • How to set up templates you can use to quickly create books or patterns

  • The basics of accessible design

  • How to export for print and download

This course includes

  • On demand video tutorials

  • Instruction in 3 different software packages: Adobe Indesign (paid), Canva (free or paid) and Scribus (free)

  • Access to our Professionals Lounge, a forum in which to ask questions, share with fellow designers and learn more

Buy this class on its own

Or buy as part of the Self Publishing Tool Kit

Learn everything you need to self publish your designs

Your Instructor

Kat Goldin is a professional photographer whose photos have appeared in Mollie Makes, the Guardian, Ideal Home, Simply Crochet. She has photographed multiple books for Kyle Books. In her role as The Crochet Project's Art Director she created all graphic media for the business.

Kat Goldin

Course curriculum

    1. Thank you for Joining Layout and Publishing for Print and Online

    1. Welcome!

    2. Designing for Accessibility

    1. A Quick Intro to Canva

    2. Setting Up Your Brand Kit - Pro Feature

    3. Using Canva for Pattern Layout

    1. Setting Up A New Indesign Document

    2. Editing Your Document

    3. Exporting a Document for Print and Web in Indesign

    1. Setting Up a New Scribus Document

    2. Adding Images and Charts to Your Pattern in Scribus

    3. Exporting a Document for Print and Web in Scribus

About this course

  • $75.00
  • 12 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content