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Spark Business Grant: Vote for Dear Pru

Vote for Dear Pru!

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I’m currently 12th in a line of 79 Female Founders competing for SPARK’s Round 2 $10,000 Women in Business Grant… can I get back into the top 10 by next week?

Yarn Store passport cover

I published my first book!

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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.

Spring workshops at Sunspun

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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!

Pru stands with Charmaine and Jas in front of the Fibre Feast sign at the Prospect Road Autumn Fair in March 2023

Fibre Feast SA: Hanging up my apron

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.

Dear Pru Brand Expansion thanks to Pip Kruger and City of Charles Sturt

New Brand Toy Box

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.

The Knirepreneurs

When is your hobby not a hobby, but a business?

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?