We hope this message finds you well! We decided to give you an update on the Collective and ask for your help.
In our first few months of operation we’ve had raucous knit nights, discovered hidden talents, and learned so much about fiber crafts. We feel successful and grateful because people love the SCFC and we’ve stayed true to our original goal. However, this fall has been slower than we hoped. Of course it takes time for any business to become profitable, since it takes a while to work out the kinks and get the word out. Our location on Ellsworth Ave gives us lots of foot traffic, but it comes at the price of high rent!
When estimating our start up costs, we were overly optimistic about how quickly we would become self sufficient. Right now we need your help in order to keep going. So if you need a project bag, skein of yarn, or some fluff to spin please come in. If you want us to stick around, take classes and invite your friends to take classes. Sharing and engaging with us on social media is awesome, easy, and helps spread the word.
Consider giving your friends and family our gift cards or handmade items from the store for the holidays. If you’re not local, check out our Etsy shop to purchase lovely hand-dyed yarn, beautiful scarves, unique handspun yarn, and more! Come out to support us and the other lovely small businesses on Ellsworth Avenue. We are offering 10% off gift cards until Christmas. These can be used on anything the Collective offers including memberships, shop items, and classes.
As we learn how to better market classes and memberships, our income has been increasing slowly and steadily. We’re confident that once we get them in the door, customers will tell their friends and family about us and come back for more. We just need your help with that process and to make sure that happens in a sustainable way.
With love and gratitude,
the SCFC ladies