A New Site for my wool
It was a trip to the Big DeStash in Edinburgh which set up the momentum for this website. I have been selling wool for a couple of years now. I tried Etsy and had no (zero) sales. I have been selling on Ebay for some time but the profit margin is tiny and probably doesn't cover my diesel to the local post office in Humbie.
I took a table at the Big DeStash (is that not a fabulous idea?) and met some people who seemed genuinely blown away by what I was selling. What they loved most of all was that the wool was traceable and local(ish) and their first question - and I would be the same - was 'can I buy this online?'
I was embarrassed to have to say no and got some great advice on how to get started.
The new website has two main purposes: to inform people about my Shetland sheep and what it's like to keep them and produce wool from them, and to provide an online shop for my wool.
If this works out okay, then I would like to expand into selling wool for other local producers (perhaps other breeds as well as Shetland wool).
The website also has a contact page and a log/in register page. My plan is to send out the blog as an email to contacts so I'll need to work out how to do that.... In the meantime, have a peaceful time of it.
This is so exciting! My mother's family are from East Lothian (I'm an Edinburgh girl myself) and the thought of knitting with Shetland wool from just down the road is really exciting. Have you tried getting Ginger Twist or Kathy's Knits in Edinburgh to stock your yarn? They both stock single-breed, British yarn, and I imagine would be very supportive.
I just wanted to wish you the best of luck, I think your yarn and your flock sounds fantastic. I heard you mentioned on the knitbritish podcast and my ears pricked up instantly as I'm an East Lothian girl born and bred. I'm now up on the Black Isle but will be looking out for how your wee business grows. Julie
8/2/2016 09:34:17 pm
So pleased you've set up this website swopped some of your lovely yarn. Good luck!
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