spinning angora yarn
Setting Up Business

Selling Online

It’s been a long time coming but I’m ready to give this a shot. I’m going to try to sell my handknits, handspun yarns and maybe my pattern designs online.

Pink Hand Knit Angora, Wool & Silk Baby Sweater
This little pink baby cardigan is one of my own original designs. It had been handknit in handspun Angora Rabbit fiber blended with Merino wool and silk.

Of course, I’ve got lots of concerns and questions but I have to start somewhere so today I am putting up some of the things I’ve been spinning and knitting over the last few years up as “projects” on Craftsy. Once I put myself out there I’ll probably post some of them on Etsy too.

I opened an account at Etsy several years ago and never did put anything up yet. I’ve got a web site set up also. Nancy Elizabeth Designs.

I’m concerned about Etsy, and the whole idea of selling online, when I started looking around at how many sales most of the vendors had made. Most of the sales are really low. How likely am I to sell my handknits on Etsy or anywhere online? They are made of the most expensive fibers in the world. I handspin most of my yarns then handknit them into One-of-a-kind original designs. That all makes them very expensive and when people can’t actually see and touch the real thing I’m afraid they would hesitate to spend the money.

So follow along to see how I progress (or not) and maybe we’ll learn something together.


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