Woohoo! A new season dawns - okay, not technically, but almost. The shadows are longer and the days shorter. Autumn is here! The Chunky Needle has now been 'in concept' for a year. It was last August when I saw an Australian Facebook post on chunky knitting. Seeing as I had a knitting background, I was totally transfixed. Fast forward 12 months, here I am feeling really excited about where The Chunky Needle is going.
I've just had a rocking sale. The sale I held last weekend exceeded all expectations. 6 out of 11 blankets sold and 6 cushions found their way to new homes. As a new company with not the greatest Google presence, this was a major result for me, so a major THANK YOU goes out to those of you that shopped, but also those that popped by the website to have a gander. It all counts. The weekend also saw a significant result in workshop bookings. I'm so excited by the events that I have upcoming. 7 now on the diary between now and 17th November. I'm branching into The Forest of Dean, The Cotswolds and my old stomping grounds of Berkshire. When I launched The Chunky Needle I never thought workshops would be on the radar, but now they seem to be what I'm most involved with, and I LOVE IT! I launched an exciting collaboration with The Blockley Cafe in Moreton-in-Marsh which sees me hosting two workshops (Oct 10 and Nov 17) with more planned for the new year. These dates will be different from others I run as dinner & drinks will be involved - how lovely indeed! Thank you to all the venues that have brought me on board; I love working with you and thank you for your support.
The one thing I want to stress more than ever is that every blanket, cushion, throw, pompom etc made, has been made exclusively by me alone. When you buy a Chunky Needle knit, you are getting my love, perfectionism & attention in each piece. I get asked all the time "did you make that yourself?" and I laugh as of course I did! I even had one lady this week ask if I was just the front person and was buying stock to sell from overseas. Never, ever would I do that. Nor would I put my name on something I didn't make myself. I'm super proud of what I've achieved and will shout it loud and clear.
So, as the calendar moves into the last months of the year I look forward to what the coming weeks will bring. Workshops, Christmas markets and stock building will see me through this new season. I'm super jazzed by it all and can't wait to see what the end of 2018 brings.
Have a great weekend y'all!