Friday, 6 May 2016

What happened to April?

Sorry, it's been so, so long - like a short, late winter/early spring hibernation, but here we are again with some new plans and up to date info...

Firstly, we can't go back to the Piece Hall - there are currently brief notes on the situation on three posters in our Old Bank shop window. We've been well and truly stitched up, but we don't want to dwell on that anymore. Onward and upward!

Our lease at The Old Bank is coming to an end, so we've closed the bricks and mortar shop. Serendipity and Maria's Stamps are still operating from the building, but our section at the back was so cold and so devoid of adequate wool-shop-type light, that we decided to call it a day. When we moved in we were imagining it as a place to just keep the business ticking over till our return to the Piece Hall and, with that boat having sailed, we decided to go in a different direction.

Tomorrow, 7th May, we're having a big sale in the foyer - there's only so much wool I can stuff into our spare bedroom - the Debbie Bliss Riva, Paloma, Rialtos and Cashmerino Aran will be in there amongst lots of other great yarns. We sorted out most of it today and had to draw a halt as we were running out of containers. Do come along if you can - I promise it'll be worth your while. Oh, and there's a Prize Draw for a full 500g pack of beautiful pale blue Sierra Andina 100% alpaca - £1.00 a go and the prize is worth over £60. Prize draw proceeds will go to The Mayfield Trust.

And this is the thing: we'll be having a table in the foyer of the Old Bank the first Saturday of each month for the foreseeable future. If there's something you'd especially like me to bring down one Saturday just let me know and I'll do my best. And every month we'll try to have an especially good bargain or two just for that day.

And, we'll be keeping the website going and re-vamping the stock, getting in some new lines, getting rid of some yarns that have gone stale on us and adding some extra bargains to the clearance section.

I did float the idea on facebook of selling wool by party plan locally without too much response, so I'm going to wait and re-suggest that nearer peak wool-buying time when it gets colder again and see if anyone fancies it - I think it could be fun. Not that I'm good with fun, you understand.

So, that's about it for now. Just need to work out now if I've forgotten anything for tomorrow...

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