Yarn shops invent many ways of drawing fiber artists to visit their shop and take advantage of the products and services they offer. These local shops offer knit-a-longs, classes, yarn tasting parties and shop and hops. Marketing and sales are important to keep the lights on and customers coming back.
Artisan Knitworks has an innovative idea to take a giant leap in driving traffic to their shop. Sandra and Larry, owners of Artisan Knitworks, host knit-togethers on Tuesday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. To make coming to their shop more attractive, they have decided to offer their customers the ability to invest in their shop and become card-carrying Artisans. Artisán Knitworks is located at 23509 Nine Mack Drive in St. Clair Shores. The shop phone number is 586-871-2884.
The latest newsletter from Artisan Knitworks contained this information about the cost of future knit-togethers:
Artisán Knitworks hosts Knit-Togethers on Tuesday (6:00 to 8:00), Saturday (2:30 to 6:00) & Sunday (2:30 to 6:00). We have light refreshments and heavy-duty fun. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours. Bring a friend. You can never have too many knitters, spinners and crocheters! Even if you’ve never picked up a knitting needle or crochet hook, please join us. Discover how delightful working with fiber and fiber people can be!
Free! For first-timers or visitors. (No discount – but free is good!).
$5 per week – or $20 a calendar month. You get a 10% discount on full-price merchandise (not to be used for classes or gift-certificates). The discount is good only during the Knit-Together.
$10 dollars per week – or $40 a month. Same as Yarn Fanatic, except you get a 15% discount on full-price merchandise during the Knit-Together.
IT EVEN GETS BETTER!
We’ve decided to make it possible for people to invest in Artisan Knitworks by becoming card-carrying Artisans – a kind of limited partnership. Only $500 for a full calendar year of savings…
• 20% anytime discount on all full-price goods except gift-certificates!
• Free access to all Knit-Togethers!
• 20% off all classes and workshops, whether in-house or guest.
• Includes individuals and their life-partners
If you are a person that loves to gather with fellow fiber artists, and love discounts, the card-carrying Artisan program would be the best value. This program will also help to keep the doors open at your favorite yarn shop.