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Coming Soon--Hazel Rose Looms!!!

Coming Soon--Hazel Rose Looms!!!

Even though things have been quiet on the Girl Friday web site lately, I've have fun stuff brewing behind the scenes! We've developed a relationship with Hazel Rose Looms, and just received our first shipment of them. These are fun pin looms in a variety of sizes and types hand made from beautiful Oak, Maple, Cherry and Walnut.  These looms are almost pieces of art themselves, but they are a great tool that will last. We are starting with 4" multi-looms, which are a direct replacement for the Zoom loom, 7" Quilt Weaver sets, 7" squares, 7" tumbling blocks and...

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Advertising & Stitches West 2022

I'm just dipping my big toe into the advertising pond.  I'm trying some yarn-specific ads featuring some of my favorite yarns on Ravelry.  Hopefullly this will bring interested folks to the web site in a way that reaches the target audience without irritating everyone else.  :)  I found the yarn-specific ads to be a good balance.  Not to mention it gets a few bucks flowing to a web site that is awesome for fiber artists. Other good news is that I've put in for my booth at Stitches West 2022 in Sacramento!  I hope it goes well, as we'll need...

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Online Business Blues

Well, after doing a LOT of reading online and digging through Shopify documentation, I found out that it's difficult to service smaller overseas customers. (Warning:  This is a long-ish post that will be more interesting to people who like to think about business practices.)   Sure, when I do a bulk order for large boxes of possum yarn from New Zealand, it's only a few percent per ball of yarn because it comes in a relatively large box, and yarn has a somewhat low specific gravity. It's pretty typical for 150 balls of yarn to cost $50 to ship. But...

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Malabrigo!

Wow, I'm so excited! I just received my second large shipment of Malabrigo yarns, and I think I have a good mix of product available.  Dos Tierras and Rios are pretty well fleshed out.  Plus, I've made sure to get full sweater quantities of even some yarns that I only expected to be used for shawls and other accessories, because the deeper I dig the more large projects I find that people are making with even the thinnest of yarns. Also, with this shipment I filled in some gaps in color.  There are some colors I'm just not that wild...

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