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I know there are worthy knitting-related businesses that many of us would love to hear about and check out. I invite small businesses who want to tell others about their websites to do so on this thread where I hope your business will be well received by others!
Let's keep our comments useful to visitors of these places. Suggestions to business owners can be emailed to them. Back and forth discussions should be on a new thread. Thanks! :)
Best wishes to all you budding business-people in the knitting world! I hope we'll all support friendly small businesses as we can, because it improves the quality of life for everyone! :heart:
07-06-2005, 01:34 AM
If you have an actual address/location in the real world, please post your location, so we can come visit!
07-06-2005, 09:38 AM
I started my on-line business as a labor of love for a few reasons. I like knitting with certain colors of needles. I hate throwing things away. I feel sad when things lose their mates. I'm a big dumpster diver.
So I started taraknit.
I'm thinking of getting rid of shipping and handling charges, and just adding more to the price of the needles. BUT this will entail some work on the database end (read: my son!) because a size 50 wooden straight needle costs more to ship than a set of four or five size Zero dpns.
I'm also thinking of selling brand new needles - but the only ones I'm thinking of having are Swallow casein, because they're the only biodegradable needles out there (that I know of). Unfortunately they don't have circs :(
I'm totally open to suggestions/comments/criticisms etc! And I love Amy's suggestion of making stitch markers (I do beading too)! Given that we're in the midst of packing up, the 'growth" aspect probably won't occur until early next month.
And thanks to you out their who have contacted me already and ordered some things!
:cheering: :D :D
I just placed an order from Carol, and I just want to chime in that I am VERY pleased. I got 10 sets of alluminum DPN's (40 needles total, to be clear), at only $2.32 per set of 4! I asked her if she had some accessories I needed and I got a new knitting gauge and several stitch holders for $2 total!
Carol, great ideas, I'll email you my thoughts. :thumbsup:
07-10-2005, 06:39 AM
Hi everyone, My name is Sylvia and I am the owner of Knitwerx.com.
We are an online retailer of quality yarns at discounted prices. Our discounts run from 25-50% off name brand yarns. We purchase discontinued colors and discontinued yarns and offer them at terrific savings.
We are currently celebrating our first year in business (yippee!!) and are offering a 10% discount on ALL items on our site, including yarns, books, patterns and Addi needles, for the month of July. At the time of check-out please use the code: kw1year to receive your discount.
I hope you'll pop by for a visit!
*Amy runs out of the room*
....Oooh, nice yarns, yummy yarns. :drool: must. get. pretty. yarns.
Check out the bargain section (http://www.knitwerx.com/bargains.aspx), folks, those are serious discounts. :shock:
Wow, I'm likin' this thread. Cool places!!
07-10-2005, 09:43 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Need more posts.. need more shops... I have MONEY TO BURN!! :)
(Um.. Don't tell DH that I said that. *ahem* I MEAN, yeah.. I could maybe buy something if I really really need it.)
08-01-2005, 02:09 PM
We have just introduced our own label yarn called "Nordic Wave". This yarn is 100% superwash wool and is available in 17 solid colors. Each ball is 50 grams, 100m (109 yds).
Price per ball is: USD$2.97 / CAD$ 3.56.
"Nordic Wave" can be seen in our Wool Section.
08-08-2005, 02:18 AM
This is a teaser, really. In a couple of weeks I'll be selling needle cases that I'm making. I've just finished the first one today.
I hope to have them in the $20-$50 range, so that they'll be affordable for everyone. Portions of sales will go to my knitting groups meager yarn stash, we're knitting chemo caps and helmet liners for troops.
I have a video clip of the first finished case, if you'd like to see it PM me.
I would *love* some PM's regarding what folks really like in a needle case.
Thanks, Amy for this space.
08-31-2005, 09:56 AM
hello everyone - just a few things - my site will be expanding in the next month or so. I'll be adding stitch markers and, get this - DENISE INTERCHANGEABLES - and some other goodies as well!!!
There's no shipping charges now as I have wrapped that into the cost of the needles (in other words, the needles cost just a few cents more to cover the cost of shipping).
Always available to take in lonely singleton needles, and ANY kind of donation! Also will buy or swap used needles! :)
Thanks for looking!
10-07-2005, 12:23 PM
DENISE INTERCHANGEABLES now available at www.taraknit.com
:heart: :cheering: :heart:
$47.95 a set - free shipping!
yep, I know my website isn't updated yet to reflect this - but wanted you all to know first!
10-27-2005, 12:39 PM
Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I'm the owner of Katiyana's Collectibles.
I've been knitting since I was 13 and 3 years ago I decided to turn my hobby into something more by making doll clothes. :XX:
I sell in several online venues, including my own website (link below) - and am looking for new innovative techniques to use in my doll sweaters.
10-27-2005, 01:15 PM
ooo Kat i have to share a couple doll boards with you, sweaters start at 25 on our board and they are sold usually in minutes of posting. I looked at yours and you could easy get triple your price in the fashion doll market. double your price and you will sell out with no inventory. Most on our site are plain. We have a girl and her mom from sweden does a couple intarsias and they are much higher and she only ever has maybe 2 or 3 and they are sold so fast no one gets a chance at them.
10-27-2005, 04:49 PM
Oh I'd be very curious to hear about those sites!
My items are custom-made after a sale is made, which makes it a little more stressful to me, but buyers love being able to pick the colors of their purchases, ya know?
And wow - $25? *thud* I would love it if you'd shoot me a PM with the URL's to those :cheering:
10-27-2005, 05:57 PM
kat I pm'd you, the one i sent is very large there are others if you want more after going to this one.
10-27-2005, 07:46 PM
kat if this one doesnt come through let me know. I can also take pics of my little sweaters to show you the sizing.
10-27-2005, 07:57 PM
this is one that fits 16 inches and the other same size. I would love to find patterns for something like these
10-27-2005, 08:28 PM
this one is even smaller scaled stitches
10-28-2005, 02:25 PM
Kat I found a uk group with files of patterns I emailed you.
10-28-2005, 03:46 PM
I love making up my own designs for my dolls. I have a simple rope cable twist design that is really popular. 8)
Once you have the basic pattern down for length, width, arms, etc, you can play with the stitches and come up with some great variations!
I've got a long list of cable variations & popcorn bobbles I want to try out.
12-12-2005, 11:03 AM
My 2 :heart: businesses are www.rumpknits.com & www.cascadefiberarts.com
12-20-2005, 03:10 AM
My name is Ali, and I'm from Eugene, OR. I spin my own yarn, and I can't possibly knit everything I spin, so I sell it for what I think are reasonably affordable prices in my online shop:
E-mail me from the link on my page if you would like to be on the mailing list to receive advance notice of new yarns! Thanks!
12-20-2005, 03:13 AM
Come check out the new yarns! Join my mailing list for advance notice of new yarns!
p.s. Any feedback is ALWAYS welcome!
01-25-2006, 06:16 PM
My online business is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this week!!! It's called Nicole's Crochet Bistro (http://www.geocities.com/nicolethegeek), and I started it off with just my crochet designs. It's expanded over this time with free patterns; crochet-alongs; and 2 email groups, one for general crafting chat, the other for a dishcloth-along. Now that I knit, I have a few knitting patterns and such up with more to follow. As part of my anniversary celebrations, I started a dedicated sales division entitled The Purl in the Oyster (http://members.shaw.ca/nicolethegeek). It's still in the beginning stages with the main items for sale being my new custom and personalized stitch markers, as well as my existing patterns.
03-02-2006, 10:52 AM
Thanks Amy for allowing me introduce myself & my online business (http://sandrasingh.com/). sandrasingh.com is located in Austin, TX and we sell yarn & fiber arts supplies. We are primarily online but occasionally we do have some visitors by appointment.
We carry beautiful hand painted yarn from Cherry Tree Hill, Lorna’s Laces, Schaefer Yarn Co, Dancing Leaf Farm, Margaret Stove & LaLana Wools. As well as high quality yarn from Alpaca Yarn Co, Berroco, Lion Brand, LANG, Wendy/Peter Pan & Karabella. Plus knitting needles, books and patterns and other accessories to inspire you. Please stop by!
Use this Online Coupon for $3 off your first order; please share it with your knitting circle. Coupon Code: knithelp
We look forward to assisting you and hearing about your current project!
:XX: :XY: :X:
03-13-2006, 02:48 PM
Our website, www.irishbabyknits.com, is now two years old! We handpaint a variety of yarns, including some of the softest wool you've ever felt, Galenas Merino. We stock both on our website and on Monday nights at www.universalmama.com.
We do occasionally offer custom handpainting, and if you see a colorway in our store that you love, but there's not enough for the project you have in mind, please drop us a line (using the contact button on our store). We can most likely accommodate you!
We can also special order yarns for handpainting -- just ask!
03-20-2006, 02:28 PM
I am now offering brand new bamboo 7" dpns - US size 0 to 10.5
size 0 to size 6 are $4.00 for a set of five
sizes 7 to 10.5 are $4.50 for a set of five.
Free s/h on orders over $5.00 ($2.00 s/h otherwise)
My new little (and when I say "little" I mean little, lol) store:
Diva Knitting (www.divaknitting.com/store)
Look for more yarn and accessories coming soon.
Just got the Denise kits today! Woo hoo! Opal sock yarn and Diakeito yarns on the way. Special coupon for KHers: 10% discount coupon for the first 10 KH customers. Just use the code khmar06 at checkout. Look for new items coming soon!
04-01-2006, 01:06 PM
I love to hand dye yarns, but I can't knit fast enought, or at least not as fast as I dye, so I have opened an etsy shop (http://lux2night.etsy.com) to sell my overflow yarn.
Please take a look, I just listed some merino superwash sock yarn in the Project Spectrum April (http://www.flickr.com/groups/project_spectrum/) colors!
04-19-2006, 02:32 PM
Thank you, Amy, for the opportunity to introduce myself here!
My store, Knitty Noddy (http://www.knitty-noddy.com) has been open for almost 2 years - and online for 1.5yrs!
I currently carry yarn and patterns by Lana Grossa, Garnstudio, Crystal Palace, Debbie Bliss and Noro. This includes all the Filati and Drops pattern journals/collections!
I carry Bamboo needles by Crystal Palace and Lantern Moon Ebony, Rosewood, Palmwood, and Blonde wood needles (the LM circs will be here in a month :cheering: ), as well as the silk Lantern Moon needle cases and the cutest Bee tape measures!
I have an assortment of knitting books, and also carry Interweave Knits magazine (along with their special Crochet and Knitscene issues).
Not everything I can get is listed in the store, so If there is something in particular you are looking for - send an email! I love helping people with their projects!
Thank you for looking at our store!
04-20-2006, 09:03 PM
:heart:I am Donna Scroggins. I am a speech pathologist in a school, work as a counselor with juvenille delinquents, have three young adult children, three toddler grandsons and three dogs. The only things that keep me sane are my hobbies. I would love to tell you that I am a prolific knitter, but I have MS and have difficulty with the pattern sequencing. To tell the truth, I can't get past knit, purl, knit, purl, but my mom is an awesome knitter. :thumbsup: She can do sox with the little sticks which brings us to the topic of stitch markers. She pulled out this little chicken charm on a clasp and said "Instead of designing earrings, why don't you make some of these?" I made four sets that night. I love working with the colors and the beads and coming up with a theme and have recently started designing my own beads with polymer clay. :cheering:
I love your website and think it is wonderful that knitters have a place to come together. My mother is apartment bound and loves your website. She visits frequently and it really helps energize her and I thank you for that because I know she is not the only person that feels that way. I also appreciate the opportunity you are providing me by allowing me to tell others about my business. I am working hard to help it grow in the event that I need to retire early. :inlove:
You can find my Stitch Markers at http://www.beadedbeauty.etsy.com and also on ebay. My seller ID is dks107. I will be listing some earrings that match them. I am in the process of trying to publish my website to the internet. I haven't been successful with this yet. I am really excited about having the opportunity to network with other crafters and small business people :D and look forward to getting to know you. Happy Knitting :XX:
04-26-2006, 11:44 PM
I am nestling into your group quite cozily and I wanted to give you all a chance to win the gorgeous needles I am giving away for taking the survey on my site, www.KnittingStardust.com (http://www.knittingstardust.com).
I really want to cater the site to all of you so it would be a shame if I didn't get your input on what you want!
Happy Knitting, Ladies! You are all fabulous :)
04-27-2006, 09:24 AM
Now to win thoes needles ;)
04-27-2006, 10:01 AM
:D I enjoyed your survey :D Now...I want my needles :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard: Those are pretty needles :thumbsup:
04-28-2006, 08:41 AM
When do we find out who wins???
04-28-2006, 11:54 PM
Just took the survey - thank you - it was fun!
I'm starting my home business and need help. I hope I'm not getting too in over my head but I am looking for stocking stitch swatches. See the post in Buy/Sell/Swap! :D
PS I'm selling a purse (soon to be purseS) here: www.bellacose.etsy.com
05-18-2006, 01:22 PM
Hello everyone - with much teeth gnashing and sleepless nights attempting to come to a decision, I have finally decided that TaraKnit.com is no more.
I had SUCH a blast this past year (it's been a year already, I cannot believe it) with the site, and esp. with 'meeting' all the cool people who wrote to comment and order from me.
There are some really good changes in my life right now, and I need to re-focus my energies on these new things (no, I'm NOT pregnant ! LOL)
I'll be donating some things to charity, so if anyone has a personal relationship with a charity that can use knitting/crocheting needles, let me know. I'll also be selling some things on ebay, esp the new bamboo dpns I have. I'm greentara33 there.
One upside to putting TaraKnit to bed is that now I'll have more time to post here!!!
Again much affection to all of you who have been customers and cheerleaders and well *sniff* I'm gonna miss it. Maybe I'll reinvigorate the site when I'm retired!
Love to all, Carol
05-31-2006, 05:45 PM
I'm listing tons of yarn for an online stash sale over the next month or so. All of the prices are significantly cheaper than what online stores are charging, even cheaper than their sale prices. I have lots of high quality yarn that I have to clear before my move. Please visit often and E-mail me if you would like to make a best offer/swap.
09-03-2006, 07:56 AM
Hello from Ireland!
I have an ebay store through which I sell Kilcarra wool Donegal tweed yarns. Kilcarra is the spinner for Tahki's Donegal tweed line. I get them directly from the factory and can sell the identical yarns for much less.
I also sell heritage linen threads and yarns.
Please visit my website!
09-04-2006, 09:33 AM
Well I don't have a store - but I belong to a great coop. We do mostly wool yarns b/c most of us make soakers, but we have other ones going on right now too. We just added bamboo yarn!!!
09-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Hi I'm Jenn. You may notice I mostly lurk!
I sell handspun and handpainted yarns, fibers, and kits that are vegetarian and environmentally friendly. My shop has lots and lots of handspun and painted yarns, as well as custom color options for all sorts of differnt handspun yarns and fibers. We also have handcarded batts for spinning, the occasional naturally dyed yarn, and much more! There's also a craft zine that gets published about every 6 weeks which I am working on getting up on the site.
Check Midnightsky Fibers out at:
we are also on etsy as:
Magic Dragon yarn Kits
Monthly yarn and fiber clubs
small wholesale minimuims
Large galleries of things made from handspun to give you lots of knitting ideas!
10-23-2006, 05:04 PM
I sell some of my knitted stuff (and some other not-knitted things) on etsy. You can check it out at cosyknits.etsy.com
10-27-2006, 08:16 PM
hello! i just launched my new website for my store called HIGH-STRUNG (http://www.highstrungyarns.com).
i specialize in natural fibers and harder-to-find yarns. i hope you'll come and visit me!
10-31-2006, 08:47 PM
I don't sell anything, but I post my knitting projects on my website. Please come visit and let me know if you'd like to swap links.
11-08-2006, 01:00 AM
My name is Cynthia and I'm the owner of Plumknit. I initially started Plumknit to sell my hand knit items but once my yarn stash started overflowing out of my craft room I knew it was time to expand the business plan. I'm very excited to introduce my new yarn store: http://hyenacart.com/plumknityarnsupply
I specialize in high quality, earth friendly, natural fiber yarns. Plumknit is know for it's incredible Cashmere but I also have Wool/Cashmere, Silk, Bamboo & Soy yarn.
A bit about me: I am a happy stay at home mom to two beautiful boys, Benjamin and Jesse. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old. I started hoarding yarn about 5 years ago and then selling it about a year ago. I love yarn, but on