Toni from the Fiberology Lab here, and this is the weekly lab report for the week of July 19th, 2021. Where has the year gone? Wow. It's like halfway through!
Let's talk about what's happening in the shop this week and exciting stuff that's going on (because we always have something going on).
First of all, we all want to say, thank you! Thank you to all the new Fiberologists that walk through our doors from Thursday to Saturday for the Southeast Tennessee Shop Hop. We had so much fun meeting everybody, laughing with everybody... We were glad that you all found us and you were able to come in and hang out with us.
We had 34 passports turned in and three gift basket winners from our shop. And then we have two grand prize winners that we will announce next week once we draw those passports out.
We have some extra blocks leftover if you came through and you forgot to pick up our block. We will gladly ship it to you or you can come back and visit us. We'd love to see you again. We do have some extra block kits coming available, too, so those will be in the shop and online.
Tuesday July 20th - Friday July 30th is our annual summer clearance sale! If you come to the store, you're going to find lots of different pockets of things hidden that are 20% off, 30% off, 50% off or 75% off.
I know we have a lot of people that are not local, so what we're going to do, starting in the app on Tuesday the 20th, is we're going to have a special of the day, and once it's gone, it's gone. So those specials can run anywhere from 30% off to 75% off, but they're going to be limited in quantity.
So when that notification comes in the app, you want to check it right away before it goes. I'm also going to change the settings in the app to whoever pays for it first. So don't let it sit in your cart!
These daily deals will be posted on Facebook and the app. We will still do our sipping sales. Those sipping sales are Tuesday night and Thursday night at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 4:00 PM Eastern time zone. I will be showing special things during those sales as well that are discounted. I'm also going to be doing a big discount on batiks over the next two weeks, so keep an eye out for that!
THE END OF AN ERA
This is not an easy announcement to make. But I've been to discussing this with my yarn gurus and I've made a decision to remove yarn from The Fiberology Lab.
It's been a real challenge for us over the last 12 months to keep it going and it's just not moving. We feel it's such a tactile product and because of COVID, it's been really challenging to get our local yarnies in, to touch it and actually move our products.
So what we're going to start doing with part of our Summer Clearance sale is offer 25% off everything yarn and yarn notions. It will be already priced at 25% off on the website - no code needed.
We'd encourage you to get what you want now, because as we begin to clearance things out, the color or style you want may be gone. This markdown includes our needles, baskets, needle kits, and more. If you come into the store, all yarn items will be moved into one room so you can easily find everything in one spot.
Sissy and Genevieve have done a wonderful job over the last couple months, and we want to keep in touch with you and still be able to work with you. I still have access to purchase yarn, so we're going to go ahead and still host our sit & stitches on Thursday mornings from 10 to 12 and then Friday evenings from 5 to 8. You can join in person or via Zoom.
We're also going to host knit-a-longs and crochet-a-longs because we see that's what's been more popular. People enjoy having a project-oriented product. So we have a knit-a-long planned for the fall and a crochet-a-long planned for the fall. We'll announce those on August 1st.
Unfortunately, this is the best business decision for us as a shop. So while we are removing all the yarn, that doesn't mean we can't order anything for you, and it doesn't mean we can't get you replacement needles if you need something. But for right now, everything is 25% off that is related to yarn in the shop starting this week.
More To Come
We have more great things on the horizon. Next week is Bag Club Day. We also have the Quilters Trek running through the end of August. Then next month I've got a trunk show coming I'm really excited about.
So if you have any questions you can call me at (865)294-5612 or you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You guys have a great week. We hope to see you. Take care, and remember, we are friends, fibers and fun.