As you probably know from reading my blog, I have a little yarn dyeing business that I take great pride in. Just recently I started selling my goods in the brick and mortar store Rare Purls. I've also been thinking about doing some shows. Eventually I would like to be able to travel to shows all over the place and make this dyeing gig my full time job. That may be a ways off but I've been keeping my eyes peeled for opportunities to expand and network. One such thing just fell in my lap this weekend.
I was on Ravelry and just happened to be browsing a forum for Stitches South that I check occasionally (even though the next show isn't until next April) and there was a thread entitled "Looking for a booth mate." I immediately read, personal messaged the person, waited, stressed a little, waited some more and...Gwen got back to me and I will be her booth partner at Stitches South 2010! I just took a peek at her Etsy shop and, boy, am I going to have to work hard to keep up with her!
Nothing is 100% set in stone yet (still need to send in money and get confirmation back, etc.) but I'm very excited to be doing such a large show. I hope I'm not in over my head. I've started to draw up a little business plan that should have me cranking along for the next 9 months. If you have any suggestions about doing a show feel free to pass along the love :) I'm planning on taking lots of sock yarn, roving, and I'm thinking about starting to carry a DK weight. Here's a little of what I've got going on right now:
6 new colors and 3 new rovings. For now I'm off. I spent the better part of today at a pool party and there is something about the sun and water that total drains me.