I have decided to quit the Yarnz webshop.
I have enjoyed social enterprise for a long time, but no more. I am tired, to the bone, I am even too tired to find the right words to explain why I take down the webshop.
If you have been following me on social media, you will know that I have had a couple of difficult years. We had a beautiful but very intense baby girl, and just as things were settling down after a year or so, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died in November.
I've not been able to manifest Yarnz in the way I had envisioned, and these intense years, with the pandemic with all its consequences on the side, have drained me.
I need time, lots and lots of time. To grieve, to recover, to just be a mother to my little girl. To knit, crochet, felt, perhaps take up sewing, and create, create, create. Just to be. Without having to make money from it, or battle impossible algorithms on social media, or work with deadlines.
Knowing myself, I might very well start a business again at some point. The moment my decision was clear, new ideas were already popping into my head. No rocket science, just a blog, a podcast, I don't know. I'd love to stay connected, to keep sharing my creative exploits and to read about yours. To tell you about beautiful sustainable yarns, their backstory, possibly their downsides. To do the good work, trying to do my bit to make the world a better place. Without being biased because I also happen to sell that yarn.
For now I'll keep my Instagram and Facebook accounts, so if you want to stay in touch, be sure to connect!
So that's the how and why, more or less. These words don't really do it justice. Like I said, I am too tired to find the right words.
I'm sure I'll tell more about it in the time to come, on the social media and who knows, one day on a new blog or something.
For now, I thank you most heartily for your support, your orders and your dedication to sustainable, earth friendly and people friendly crafting materials.
Keep making the change you wish to see in the world!
Clearance Sale starts Feb 01
The clearance sale will start on the 1st of February.
The sale will start at 10%-15% depending on the product. I'll see how it goes from there. Perhaps I will increase the discount a bit, perhaps not.
I will definitely not sell the yarns at dump prices. They are too precious for that, I'd rather knit my own things from the leftovers than sell them at a loss.
Obviously Large Project Benefit no longer applies during the sale.
Please note that we might need more time to ship your order than usual.
Also, the inventory in the webshop might not be up to date. I try to prevent disappointments, but it can happen that your ordered items are already sold out. (In that case I will of course contact you and discuss the possibilities, alternatives or a refund.)
Thank you for sticking with me!
With love from Holland,