Archive for ‘etsy shop’

July 28, 2019

End of an era

If I were a real store on a busy high street, I would be able to open a bottle of fizz, bake some cup cakes, put some bunting up and enjoy these last few days making my customers happy as they rummage through baskets of heavenly fibre.

I have the East Sussex Guild weavers, spinners & dyers exhibition to look forward to where I hope I will be able to sell off any remaining wool and fibre that is excess to my requirements.

I’ve made friends with many of my regular customers and am always delighted when they share with me what they have created with their purchases.

Thank you…………

where’s my hanky?

 

 

 

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July 14, 2019

Store closing end July

I’ve listed as much as I can, plenty of felting and spinning supplies to choose from. There is a sale on across the whole shop.

With etsy wanting us to offer free postage to the USA and promoting those stores above any others I feel like the last nail has been banged into the etsy coffin.

It’s been an enjoyable journey, but I’ve come to then end.

January 7, 2019

Knitwit Originals Clearance Sale

Due to ill health and looming retirement all my raw fleece, dyed wool, and felting supplies must go.  Not everything is listed on etsy yet but there is a good selection of mixed fibre packs ready to be blended and spun.

I have some lovely alpaca fleeces that need to be re homed, the majority of which are brown. Several longwool fleeces and a few other rare breeds. I am happy for visitors to make an appointment to check out the fleeces.

January 17, 2018

Whatever happened to 2017

It seems I’ve neglected to keep up with my posts this year. I won’t give away the ending before I’ve even started though, that really would ruin the surprise!

Processing wool is not an easy job and my body has suffered over the 7 years I’ve been doing it full time, after several de-nervations on my sacroliliac and another to look forward to in the new year, the doctor and I have an agreement that he does what he can to keep me working for the next 2 years.

I have also completely knackered my knees, so much so I have been unable to wash fleece for the past 3 months. I am hoping that with a good long rest things will have improved by the new year so I can get back to washing wool again. In the meantime I will be looking for someone to do a few hours work experience……..

2017 is the year I started networking which I have thoroughly enjoyed, I joined Mumpreneurs and have met some lovely people and had many opportunities offered to me. A dove release to remember my mum and dad was rather memorable.

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I have enjoyed a holiday in France with family, had a working holiday in Italy and a house sitting stint in Poole. Laterly I have been having weekends in Littlehampton but that story will follow shortly.

December 9th saw me organise the final Lewes Craft market of 2017 and my very last overall. 3 years was enough, it has been an experience and I’ve met some wonderful people and lots of new friends but it has taken me away from my first love, wool processing. Thankfully someone else will take it over next year so local makers and artists will continue to be able sell their wares direct to the public.

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My baking has gone down well at our local Country Market and more people are enjoying my gluten and dairy free bakes than ever.  I processed over 20K of Organic Seville oranges into marmalade and many kilos of local fruit in jam and jelly.

Still single but hope it’s not forever, there’s a man out there somewhere who needs me!

 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2016

The Big 1000

Thanks to British sheep breeders around the country, dye suppliers, friends and family I will be able to celebrate my 1000th etsy sale before the year is out. I would say 95% of those sales are dyed and natural Rare Breed wool locks, that’s a LOT of wool! (If I combined the 2 shops I would be over the 1000 but I want to concentrate on the woolly one)

I love my job, love the natural products I work with and love the customers who never fail to amaze me with how they use the wool locks I produce.

2017 is just around the corner and it will be just as woolly!