Crazy as a Loom

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hoopla

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L and I are cleaning out the storage room off the old kitchen, trying to reorganize, prioritize, make space for more stuff.
Since there are bags and bags of looped socks and loopers, I decided to have a Summer is Half Over Sale.

The Solmate Sock Rug Kit  was something I came up with, to make it available to other weavers.
 It came with enough cut socks and loopers to make a 2x3 rug.  
It can also be made like a braided rug, if you don't have a loom.
It retailed for $47.50
But since we have SO MUCH of it, it is going ON SALE.


From now until Labor Day,  you can get this kit and not have to do all the prep work of looping and chaining the weft together.  These kits come with it all ready to weave.  Just wind it on your shuttle, or if you're making it like a braided rug, you can start immediately.
And it is on sale, for $39.95, and if you buy 2, they are $34.95 each.

My friend Sheila, whom I love dearly, just emailed me and said I was a marketing whore.  And she added that she said that in the most complimentary way.
Guess she got my newsletter.
I don't spend much time on marketing, and even that is too much in my opinion.
I remind myself often to keep focused on weaving, and let the marketing do itself.
As crazy as it sounds, it usually does take care of itself.
I should be sending out these newsletters every few weeks, instead, I send one out every few months.
I need a manager.

Because I would rather do this.



And this.


I have been doing mug mats this week, and I am getting geared up to do dish towels.
But not tonight.
Tonight, I can barely keep my eyes open.


Thank goodness, tomorrow is another day.



6 comments:

Marsel said...

I especially love that last rug -- the dark brown stripe with those colors is very striking. Your colors are always a visual feast!

Hartwood Roses said...

You have a newsletter??? I never noticed the sign-up block on your sidebar until just now. Consider me signed up.

Marketing is a struggle for most of us. A customer once told me that my (and your) enthusiasm is the best and most effective marketing tool. Sometimes it's hard, because I'm not particularly enthusiastic ... like today.

Snappy Di said...

Your adirondack rugs are pretty much to die for gorgeous.

Country Girl said...

OMG. Those last two rugs are beautiful!

Thistle and Rose Handweaving said...

What! How did I not see that you have a newsletter???? I signed up, and look forward to all the "news".

The sock looper rugs are my favorite, just love the colors.

Hug Roy boy for me.

Porch Days said...

Love the texture of these rugs. They look very soft. Marketing is hard work. I did so much of it when we owned two furniture stores. Now I wish I had an agent to represent me and sell my art and crafts. I don't have what it takes to go into places and pitch my items.

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