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15 Jul '21

It's Our 10th Birthday!

Posted by Yarn Glorious Yarn
This month of June, my little yarn store is turning 10 years old! I really can't believe it! Many of you will know that I started my online shop from home in June 2011. One of my sons had moved out of home and I quickly took over his bedroom. Two of his friends from school designed my website and my first wholesale order of BC Garn arrived from Denmark. I was on my way. I ran classes from home and my generous friend Prudence Mapstone held some Freeform workshops here too. Prudence allowed me to share her stand at the Brisbane Craft Show at the Convention Centre in October of the same year and it was so exciting! 


I moved my business into the Taringa shop in 2013 where I have met some beautiful customers who have become very close friends. I have met some wonderful people in the yarn industry both in Australia and overseas. I have been fortunate enough to attend four Vogue Knitting Live Conventions in the United States where I met designers, yarn dyers and yarn shop owners. Lovely people all of them! How blessed am I!


I really wanted something special to mark this 10th Anniversary and so l contacted Taiu Landra owner of Koigu Yarn. We have stocked Koigu for 9 years and the Kpppm and Kpm is my favourite yarn out of everything that we stock. Taiu has put together a one of a kind pencil box colourway to celebrate my 10 years in business. I wanted something very Queensland. Something tropical and vibrant and so I sent her some photos of The Great Barrier Reef. I am so happy with the result!


I would like to thank you all for supporting me over the past 10 years. I thought that I knew it all when I first began and I quickly found out that I pretty much knew nothing except how to knit and crochet! The 10 year journey has been a real learning experience and I admire anyone who has their own business, especially retail. Thank goodness my husband is an accountant and I have the best people working for me! Thank you Jim, Mel, Kim and Kirstyn.

We will have a few giveaways during the month and I will keep you posted about those soon.