Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yarn Tales Tuesday

Crochet Tutorials on Guidecentral

  If you follow me on social media, you've probably noticed quite a few links being shared from a website called Guidecentral. I'm a new Maker there, and I've been busy creating Guides about crochet. The stitch tutorials and crochet patterns I make there are still free for you, but Guidecentral gives me the opportunity to earn a little money with each Guide I create. Although I'm still posting patterns here, and my heart will always be with the Crochet is the Way blog, a girl's gotta make some cash, y'all! To help you expand your crochet and craft skills, I'd like to take the time to introduce you to this community of crafters.

What it is:
  Guidecentral was created with the intention of bringing a community of crafters together in a place where everyone can share their ideas and skills. Makers create craft tutorials to share with you, and you can show your appreciation by following that Maker and liking their Guides. You can access these Guides through the Guidecentral website, or download and use the app.

  Whether you're looking for crafty inspiration, need help with a current project, or you're just interested in a new skill, Guidecentral is a great place to discover new things. You can search for what you're looking for by topic, materials used, and category, or just browse the newest Guides available.   

How it works:
  Makers put their awesome skills to use creating "Guides", which are tutorials with step-by-step pictures and instructions. No matter what the category, each of these Guides are created with the same format, so it's all easier for you to use. Makers are able to make a little money creating these Guides, and the information is all free for you!

  I recommend joining Guidecentral, even though you don't have to sign up to view the Guides available. When you log in, you can follow Makers you like, or "like" a specific Guide so you can keep track of what you want to create. Giving any Guide a "like" can help that Maker earn a bit more money, which is a nice way to show your appreciation for their hard work.

Who it is:
  Who can be a Maker? Anybody with a craft skill, camera, and the ability to create a Guide. There's already a great variety of people from around the world sharing their ideas on Guidecentral!

Read more about the Maker Program

  Makers provide the skills and projects, but there's a wonderful team of individuals keeping everything together behind the scenes. They are the masterminds, creators, and hard workers that make Guidecentral possible.

Learn more about Guidecentral and the Team

  Among these people, I owe a big, huge thank you to Community Manager Bianca Smith, the person responsible for getting me started in the Maker program. She not only introduced me to Guidecentral, but has gone above and beyond to help make my Guides available. Visit the Guidecentral blog, where Bianca writes about events, crafts, and the people of Guidecentral. Each Monday, a new Maker is featured on the blog.

Check out Maker Mondays, where Bianca introduces you to the people creating Guides

Read my Maker Mondays Feature

What's available:
  I know many of you are interested in more than just crochet, and that's why Guidecentral is such a great place. So far, my Guides have been for nothing but crochet; however, I do hope to expand the variety of craft ideas available under my own profile.

Check out the Guides I've been creating:


  And don't forget to check out other Makers' Guides, too. There's an impressive assortment of tutorials and projects to browse. You can find beauty and style ideas, home decor designs, recipes,and even technology tips. Whether you're a part-time hobbyist or a full-time crafter, it's a perfect place for information and inspiration.

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