Get Knit Nottingham into a Bigger Better Shop!

by Eleanor Burke in Nottingham

We did it
On 8th March 2016 we successfully raised £4,260 with 174 supporters in 35 days

Help the only independent yarn shop in Nottingham City Centre move into the shop of their dreams!

by Eleanor Burke in Nottingham

New stretch target

Wow! Once we've reached this level we should be safely in the new shop but there's always more to buy - new brands to get in, new tiny businesses to support, a new computer and till that links in with the e-commerce site would be amazing (but costs at least £2000)! We also, in the new shop have a double basement that needs some adjustment before it will become a useable space for workshops, knit groups and parties etc. so we will look into putting that into action.


Who We Are: We are a tiny independent yarn shop in the centre of Nottingham - the only one! We opened in September 2010 making us five and a half years old. Our third birthday party. In our current location we are working with about 12 square metres of space which we're finding much too small. So with an up-and-running small business we desperately need a bigger shop - we can't fit all of our customers in! I've found the perfect shop for us - three, nearly four times, the size of the current shop and much much further into the centre of town. This extra space will allow us to hold bigger workshops, more stock, and provide space to browse knitting patterns in comfort. There's one snag, we have found a location unexpectedly soon and as we're a tiny business anyway, we're strapped for spare cash which is where you come in!What We Need: We're looking for £2000 to go towards the cost of a surveyor, solicitor, moving van, signage (including A-boards!) decorating, carpeting, shop fittings and extra yarn and, once we're in there, the rent and rate hike that will hit us. This, along with the £3,500 that we've saved, should allow us to hit the ground running and keep doing what you love about us but this time bigger and better! Any extra money will be spent on yarn, patterns, needles, notions and (if we get silly crazy amounts) potentially put towards renovating the basement so that it's useable as a workshop and event space or buying a new computer and till system that will link our shop to our e-commerce site. There is so much potential! We hope, after serving you for five and a half years, and winning the Best Yarn Shop in the Midlands for three years running - voted for by you - that you'll support us in this new venture so that we can support you in your next woolly venture.

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

You will receive our undying gratitude - thank you!

£2 or more

£2 Reward

You will receive our undying gratitude - thank you!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

For a £5 donation you will get: Your name on the brand new 'Supporters of Knit Nottingham' page on the website.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling

£10 or more

£10 Reward

For a £10 donation you will get: Your name on the brand new 'Supporters of Knit Nottingham' page on the website. The chance to plug your favourite appropriate yarn business too.* *By appropriate we mean an indie dyer, design house or perhaps another local independent yarn shop as long as it's not too close to our area.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

For the first ten £20 donations you'll get: A free pdf pattern of your choice from either me, Eleanor Burke, or Truly Hooked. Double points on the loyalty card in July or August.* Your name on the 'Supporters of Knit Nottingham' page on the website The chance to plug your favourite appropriate yarn business too.** *To be used once. **By appropriate we mean an indie dyer, design house or perhaps another local independent yarn shop as long as it's not too close to our area.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling.

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

For the first five £40 donations you'll get: A ticket to a lesson of your choosing OR an hour one on one tuition with Eleanor which could be over Skype for all of our far away donaters.* Double points on your loyalty card in July and August.** Your name on the 'Supporters of Knit Nottingham' page on the website The chance to plug your favourite appropriate yarn business too.*** *Lessons and one to one tuition to be arranged at a time that suits both of us and according to availability of the lessons. **To be used once ***By appropriate we mean and indie dyer, design house or perhaps another local independent yarn shop as long as it's not too close to our area.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling.

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

For the first five £50 donations you'll get: A ticket to the exclusive VIP opening event at the shop.* A ticket to a lesson of your choosing OR an hour one on one tuition with Eleanor which could be over Skype for all of our far away donaters.** Double points on your loyalty card in July and August.*** Your name on the 'Supporters of Knit Nottingham' page on the website The chance to plug your favourite appropriate yarn business too.**** *Details to be confirmed nearer to the time. **Lessons and one to one tuition to be arranged at a time that suits both of us and according to availability of the lessons. ***To be used once. ****By appropriate we mean and indie dyer, design house or perhaps another local independent yarn shop as long as it's not too close to our area.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

For a £100 donation you'll get: The original Toni or Stephanie Clock (your choice) hand knitted by Eleanor Burke sent to you in working order (minus the batteries because we're not allowed to send those) A £10 voucher to be used in July or August* A ticket to the exclusive VIP opening event.** *To be used once. **Details to be confirmed nearer to the time.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

No reward thanks, just a warm fuzzy feeling.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Undying gratitude and a welcome to the VIP opening party.

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