Yarn Thing sponsor, Erin.Lane Bags’ Lindsey Martin NEEDS YOU and share with us why on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
It’s been a crazy year for Erin.Lane Bags! They have been creating special bags for our favorite people and events and being that they are all handmade, are completely collectors items. These special bags have mostly SOLD-OUT including the recent Stitches Texas bags.
Those are the ups. There are downs too, like getting stuck on the road home from Stitches West (Erin.Lane bags is based out of Tennesse so there is a lot of road to get stuck in!) and Lindsey getting sick at Stitches Texas with food poisoning.
But Lindsey is determined to persevere. The biggest challenge she meets with a fierce determination, having enough fabric for all of her fans to get the bags they want. For example, (this can be found at her Crowd-Funding page) Lindsey found a fabric with a sweet knitting sheep design. She called as soon as she received notification of it’s availability to find that it was ALREADY sold out. When she finally did get it, she called to order again and it was again sold out.
To meet the challenge of having the fabric her customers want when she can use it, Lindsey has given us the opportunity to help her by means of a Crowd-Funding plan. This has been really successful for lots of o take a giant leap in their success. It gives us, the general public, the opportunity to support a small business that we love. In this case, we can contribute any amount we can afford (or more if we wish to REALLY show we love them) from a dollar. There are also levels that reward contributors with product, anywhere from a sock bag, to a collection of bags that you could share with everyone at knit night. (Or for every one of your projects!)
There is so much more to look forward to with Erin.Lane Bags. She also mentioned her newest products, the Zippity Do Da and the Zippity TWO Da bags, which Lindsey totally credits Marly with naming. For 2016, Lindsey is organizing a club, called Indie Yarn Carnival that includes a bag with coordinating yarn from 6 independent dyers. They are also registering people for a club based on Lindsey’s favorite books, CS Lewis Narnia series, called A Year of Winter which will include yarn from indie-dye companies. The deadline for that is December 15th, so get signed up, there are 6 packages, payable in 12 installments, and you don’t want to miss any of them.
Just want to point out, Lindsey’s bag/yarn clubs really shows her support of other small businesses, because some indie-dyers are often found doing their work in the big pots in their kitchen.
You can find Erin.Lane Bags website at this link, BE SURE TO VISIT the Crowd-Funding page and share it with all your crafting friends. Erin.Lane Bags are also very active in Social Media, you can find them in Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, so make sure you’re following them everywhere, too.
If you weren’t able to join us LIVE, this episode of Yarn Thing is still available as and archive at it’s original location: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/10/01/yarn-thing-sponsor-erinlane-bags-lindsey-martin-needs-you or in iTunes.