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CyberSeams Frequently Asked Questions

    Requests for help

    CyberSeams will do everything possible to help out as many requests for help as we receive. Of course we can't guarantee anything, but many times a tutorial for one person ends up helping many people, and this is our main goal, to help bring as much information to you as possible. Contact us to let us know when you have a tutorial request!

    Why Donate?

    At the moment, CyberSeams is completely free to anyone who wishes to use the information contained on this web site. The intention behind the site was always that anyone who wants to learn to sew, craft, or knit (which we currently focus on) should be able to do so. Not everyone had the stereotypical white haired grandmother to teach them these things. That shouldn't stop you from learning! These are great skills to hone, and if you're not careful you might even have a little fun with it!

    That being said, if you feel the urge to support CyberSeams through a donation, we genuinely wish to thank you. Your positive feedback and constructive criticism have helped us make a better site and better tutorials, and funds will always be used to support the site directly.
    Note: Donations are sent to our host company, ActionCore. We assure you that any money donated goes directly to CyberSeams. Again, we humbly thank you!

    General Requests

    Q: Can you show me how to do a certain portion of a knitting pattern?
    A: We'll do our best to help you figure out a knitting pattern - making tutorials may help out many people at the same time, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill every request. Many times though, we can provide an example in the How To section. For instance, a reader needed help on how to make eyelets as described in a pattern, so we included that information in the Understanding Patterns section.

    Q: I don't understand how to do a certain technique and can't find it on your site. Can you make a tutorial for it?
    A: Please drop us a line to let us know of your request. We might be able to work out a tutorial that will benefit everyone.

    Q: Where can I buy supplies for ________?
    A: CyberSeams staff will make every effort to help you with your search but please keep in mind this sort of thing might be better served by a search engine. For your convenience we have a search box available on the left menu.

    Q: I don't understand part of your tutorial. Can you clarify?
    A: Please tell us exactly which tutorial you have a question about and try to be as specific as possible about what is confusing you. If it's a mistake on our part or just not detailed enough, we'd like to fix it. We'll do our best to answer any questions you may have about our tutorials.

    Q: Where do you get the music that I hear in the videos?
    A: All of the music used in our videos come from Shockwave-Sound.com and FootageFirm, both of which provide royalty free stock music, and sound effects.

    Q: Why does CyberSeams provide free information?
    A: CyberSeams was developed to provide as much free information as possible to anyone who wishes to access it. It is built on the experience of its founder, Janet Ballweber, but continues to grow as more people help to provide input. We realize not everyone has had the opportunity to learn to sew, knit or craft from a school or family member, but with today's technology and the Internet, this shouldn't prevent you from learning something new.

    The fine print:

All pictures or themes are copyright to their creators. All works are copyrighted and protected under copyright law. Copyrighted images belonging to entities outside of this web site are being used for reference and study purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended. Site design and content is © Janet Ballweber.

    Words of Encouragement

"Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did."

~ Sarah Caldwell

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."

~ Daniel J Boorstin

Even ideas can on some level be considered abundant, because they can propagate without limit due to their "non-rivalrous" nature. As Thomas Jefferson, the father of the U.S. patent system, put it, "He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me."

~ Quoted from The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

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