[Work with me]

Do you have a passion and skill you want to share it with with the world? But who exactly are you serving. Who are your ideal customers? What do they need from you and how can you best fill that need? 

If you are a designer and already have a business, how are you managing pattern designs, reaching new customers, pattern support, marketing, and ALL THE THINGS that make a profitable and sustainable business while taking time for self-care and relationships?

Maybe the business-side of designing is a little overwhelming, but what's clear to you is this: you want to create great designs, you want to serve the fiber industry, you don’t want to fail, and you don’t want to spend the next year struggling.

You want this to work. 

You have a big vision and lofty goals. You want to be a success.

Well, that is what I am here for. I've been there and done that and I will show you, step-by-step, how to turn your vision into a reality.


  1. I wonder how you became a tech editor. I will be retiring in a couple of years and looking for a part time job I can do anywhere. I have been a knitter since I was 15 (let's just say many year!) but I have never written my own pattern. Are there any classes? Thanks, Sue

  2. Hi Sue! Thank you for your message. There are many routes to becoming a tech editor and mine will look very different from yours. I'd love to talk with you more about resources, i.e courses that might be available. Book a 1-hr Pick Your Brain Session and I can go through the process and help you work through your journey, what to expect, how to land clients, etc. To book your session, go to https://www.tianconnaughton.com/coaching and select the option for the 1-hr Pick Your Brain Session. Anything I can do to help, I'm here.

  3. I hope you can help me I bought your Repartee shawl pattern and having a issue with the pattern not understanding the is line in eyelet section row 2 it says ch 2 , 2hdc in first stitch,( hdc in each st and ch-1 sp across to end of row.) ? Im new to crochet and this doesn't make sense to me can you please explain the part in ()