How time flies. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was telling you about our plans for the Fyberspates event with Rachel and Jeni. I hope that those of you who came had an enjoyable evening. I love hearing from people who are enthusiastic about what they do. It makes you want to just start another project or two doesn’t it?
As a result of the event, loads of people have asked if I will hold another event at the shop. We have held these Pizza and Preview evenings over the last few years and they are always enjoyed by everyone who attends. Numbers are limited though so first come first served with tickets.
The next Preview night will be on Thursday 3rd May when I will be showing you the lovely Adriafil yarns that I have in stock. These yarns are quite unusual. I have a blend of 50% wool 50% cotton, I have thick and thin chunkys and yarns that sparkle. What more could you possibly want?
As a special treat I will offer a 20% discount on anything you buy while you are at the event. Tickets will be £10 each.
I will also give you the heads up that on Saturday May 5th to celebrate May Day I will be offering 20% off all chunky yarns during the day. How is that for a bargain?
Future plans. This is the tough bit.
As many of you know, I have run the shop for many years and in the most part I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have met many wonderful people and had experiences that I would never otherwise have had. I have been able to truly indulge my passion for all things yarn related. I have watched as tastes have changed from “pure acrylic” through “something with a little bit of wool” to “British” and “Hand Dyed”, and I like to think that I have helped in showing people what else is out there in terms of yarn.
The down side has been that to a large extent I have done without holidays or breaks. When you run your own business that is part of parcel of the job and I don’t mind that. I have now come to accept that I am in need of a long break to recharge my batteries. I would love to step back from the business for a month.
This means that things need to change!
Now don’t panic!
What I thought, was I could do with a business partner. Someone who has technology “know how” on their side, along with enthusiasm, passion and creative ideas. I am happy to continue with the other bits like serving customers and making the tea (badly!) at knit and natters.
Is there anyone out there who has always dreamed or thought about part owning a wool shop, but doesn’t know where to start? Perhaps this is the ideal opportunity for you to try it out! Come and help me out!
(Alternatively if someone felt that they would like to take over completely, then I would consider, subject to lots of things, actually selling the business.)
If anyone would like to chat about my ideas then please get in touch.
If anyone can come up with any other realistic solution which allows me to take time off, I am listening.