I love it when people share links, either to the blog here, or one of my posts on Facebook, Ravelry, Google+, etc. It’s great.
Yesterday I posted a link to the Knitivi-TEEs page, and someone else commented something like, “I like the concept but I don’t like his choice of colors.” And, of course, that is a perfectly acceptable statement. Nobody is obligated to like my colors or anything else about what I do.
For now, my color selections are based on what contrasts well from a limited variety of dyes, plus I am right now just trying to master the techniques for making identifiable shapes and designs, so there will very well be some unusual combinations. That’s okay.
As you all (probably) know, I do work alone, but I don’t work in a vacuum. I thrive on other people’s comments, suggestions, ideas, requests, inspirations, and everything else. And especially when my regular customers let me know what they want, I do try to make it happen as best I can.
So, while saying “I don’t like his choice of colors” is a perfectly valid opinion, it isn’t really helpful. It just tells me “don’t do this again” but doesn’t give me some other direction to go.
Even though making t-shirts isn’t my main focus, it is a skill I am working on in order to supplement my income, and I need to know what people DO like — color combinations, design ideas, etc. I’ve already gotten a request for a Pride Spiral Tee. What else would you like to see? What would you like to wear? Should I specialize in a particular design with many colors, or make many designs in a limited palette so people come to know it is a Knitivi-TEE?
The more feedback I get, the better I can sharpen my skills to make you happy.