What would you do with 10K? Pru Raymond would invest it in scaling up her “even slower” fashion brand, Dear Pru.
Not sure what to buy the keen yarn crafter in your life? Here’s Dear Pru’s Top 10 gift ideas for knitters , AKA her open letter to Santa.
Dear Pru’s Yarn Store Passport: A record for intrepid Yarnaholics, Knitters and Crocheters is out now on Amazon. It’s not very expensive, and will fit in most project bags. A great gift for the yarny you know, and the ones you will befriend as you travel the globe collecting all the stamps and stickers at far-flung local yarn stores.
Dear Pru knitting workshops were hosted at Sunspun this September. The boutique yarn store in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs was filled with knitters learning to knit brioche, socks and Fair Isle- one class even included steeking!
After a successful year as part of the Fibre Feast SA organising committee, Pru is stepping down to focus on her designing, teaching and writing.
When I became the recipient of a Charles Sturt Business Development Grant this year, I wanted to use it to take my brand identity further, so as to better communicate who Dear Pru is as a business in my products and advertising. And I wanted to do it with a local creative businesswoman who “gets” me: Pip Kruger.
Last year I started a podcast with Jess Meyer of Yarn Trail Victoria. We were meeting weekly on Zoom to peer mentor, and plan some… Read More »The Knitrepreneurs Season 2 starts today!
The full moon a few nights ago confirmed it: it’s been a month since I went to Vogue Knitting Live. I arrived in New York… Read More »Things I dared to hope would happen actually happened
The dangers of running your business as a hobby could be the simple annoyance that you now have ten crochet Cinderella dolls filling your spare room. But it could also mean legal or financial troubles or a terrible rift in a friendship because you didn’t abide by terms and conditions or you didn’t bother to clearly outline them in the first place.
This week the Knitrepreneurs consider: When is your hobby not a hobby, but a business?
There are a LOT of knitting podcasts out there. Does the world really need another one? What makes The Knitrepreneurs different from all the others? Our point of difference is that we cut the crusts off business concepts and serve them to you in knitter-friendly serving sizes. We aren’t business gurus, but what we do know, we’ll share, and welcome others add their insights. And, if you are an indie dyer, a knitting pattern designer, a crochet tutor, a yarn store owner, or aspire to be any of these things, this is the podcast for you.