Unfortunately I haven’t been able to spend so much time on pattern sales recently and the site has suffered as a result, so sadly I’ve decided not to continue with selling vintage knitting patterns.
This has always been a labour of love for me and I’ve spent many hours over the last 3 years scanning the patterns, writing descriptions, processing orders. I haven’t always got it right and the free ecommerce software I use can be somewhat flaky which hasn’t always meant a smooth process. The income from the pattern sales barely covers my site hosting fees let alone the time I put into it, so I’m afraid I’m going to close down that side of things to concentrate on blogging, knitting, writing, workshops and other knit-related projects.
I’m so grateful to all my customers and the enthusiastic queries and comments I’ve received. I’ll continue to blog (more often I promise!) with more tips and vintage knit-related themes.
I do have a tremendous amount of vintage patterns, magazines and books in my collection now, close to a thousand or more. They’re all neatly organised in folders and form a library in my studio in Lewes – I welcome visits from anyone who’d like to come and have a look through them, so feel free to contact me to arrange a time. Please let me know too if you’re interested in attending the vintage knit design workshops I’ve got planned for next year. Initially they’ll be around the Lewes and Brighton area, but I’m open to suggestions!
In the meantime, hope to see you around!