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So I was trying to figure out if towels are worth making anymore. I like to weave them but, really what I get for them is peanuts....but....I like weaving them. Hmmmm. I went on Etsy and found that I was WAY under priced! It seems that most sellers have their towels listed at a bit more and sold individually! Okie dokie then...time to make some changes. :)
Not even a couple of days after the change, I was contacted for a custom order for more towels!!! I still can't believe it! :) It almost seems cliche. I've heard that raising prices can raise sales but, for it to happen!!!!! I'm a happy girl!
My good friend Lynn of New Prospect Pottery
has some of her items in Byrdcliffe Gallery Guild in Woodstock NY. She was kind enough to send along my site to them and they contacted me asking for some items! Woo hoo! I drove up to the beautiful town with my items, parked in municipal parking 1/2 mile away and trekked to the guild. As I walked I realized that I live relatively close but, have never been to Woodstock! Wow! And really it's a beautiful town with PLENTY of places to shop for unique items......I was certain to come back and do just that! When I arrived at the gallery, I was greeted by a warm friendly face:) Always a wonderful thing. We looked over the items in my inventory and I walked away with next to nothing........which is why the Etsy store looks so bare! There are many events held at the gallery and I highly suggest, if you're in the area, to check it out.
So, to replenish the shop, I've been working around the clock weaving like a mad woman:) I've since pulled off another run of towels with similar patterns of the Banana Split ones above in green and purple:) I've got to hem them, wash, take pictures, and list on Etsy. Then next up will be some black advancing twill scarves in tencel.

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Annie MacHale said…
So glad to hear that you got some sales, and being in a new gallery is exciting! Hope it leads to more and greater things!!
~Annie
Peg Cherre said…
Congrats!

And I hope you'll be able to return to blogging, in between weaving, dyeing, listing items on Etsy, etc., etc., etc.

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