I was recently nominated by Jackie of Forever Foxed for our newly started Brighton Etsy Team Blog Hop. You can read Jackie’s post foreverfoxed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/brighton-etsy-team-bloghop.html. All participants are answering the same questions and the aim is to discover more about our favourite shops and sellers and allow our blog readers to find out more about us.
I’m Jay of KnitwitOriginalsUK and KnitwitDesignsUK , the first shop sells hand dyed wool, alpaca and yarn, the 2nd sells hand knitted and needlefelt items.
What inspired you to start your business or Etsy shop?
I was unemployed for over a year but had been selling my creations at markets when I decided to stop claiming benefits and make my own way in the world. Not been an easy ride but nothing worthwhile ever is!
We’re looking at goals in the Brighton Etsy team this month, can you share one of your goals for your shop for the next six months?
I’m designing more items so I can sell knitting kits as well as felting kits. At the moment I design everything but don’t keep a note of it! Doh! I hope to use instagram more frequently!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve designed a scarf which I just need to write up, photograph and get listed! I’m also organising new craft markets in Lewes
If you could give other sellers or someone looking to start their own craft business one piece of advice what would you say?
Just do it!