Help us to create The Bolt Hole at Seeded

by Alexsis Seed in Southsea, England, United Kingdom

Help us to create The Bolt Hole at Seeded
We did it
On 5th August 2020 we successfully raised £7,567 with 124 supporters in 37 days

To obtain funding to expand our offering into fabric.

by Alexsis Seed in Southsea, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are looking at leasing a pattern printer so we can print PDF patterns off for people.


About Seeded | What's The Money For? | Rewards | How You Can Help 

About Seeded

Seeded is an independent yarn and haberdashery store in Southsea on the South Coast of England offering a variety of craft workshops and yarn ephemera in a small, boutique style shop. 

Now in our 6th year, Seeded grew from Alexsis' love of vintage buttons and organically expanded to wool and haberdashery in 2014 when she opened her first bricks and mortar store in Winter Road, Southsea.

Seeded is an assault on the senses, a colourful tactile space where anything is possible. A place where new conversations and thoughts are created daily and a place where skills and knowledge of the past are shared with the creatives of today over a cuppa.

In 2018 she re-located to Albert Road, Southsea to be a part of this vibrant area and provide a larger space for our popular creative workshops where we encourage everyone to try something new we have held over 500 workshops and cant even begin to imagine how many people have been inspired to be more creative!

What do we want to do

We already have a vibrant community of creative customers and since Fabricland decided to close their doors in Portsmouth they have left a gap in the fabric market that we would like to partially fill.

There are only a few small, independent businesses left to purchase these products in Portsmouth and Seeded would like expand our current offering of yarn and haberdashery items to include fabric giving local sewers and creatives the opportunity to source their fabric needs locally.

At the moment, we cannot hold workshops in our dedicated space as its too small to allow acceptable social distancing so we will use this space to create The Bolt Hole.

At the Bolt Hole at Seeded, we want to provide a shopping experience where you can see and feel the fabric you are going to buy and absorb the colours and textures, whilst getting the same level headed, consistent creative advice and help that our customers have come to expect at Seeded.

We will aim to stock a range of fabrics, including cottons, poly-cottons, linens, fleeces, linings, interfacings and so much more.

Alongside this we will also expand our haberdashery offering to include a wider range of threads, notions and zips - something that we already regularly get asked for.

We want to encourage people to shop locally and benefit more widely by supporting local business and the the local economy, whilst becoming a part of a community and experience the personal touch that only a small business can offer - this is something that we already do at Seeded with our evenings and events but is something that we will look to expand with the introduction of fabrics.

How will we spend the money

We are looking for £5000 which will be spent on purchasing fabric and haberdashery accessories and creating The Bolt Hole in our current workshop area.

Donations and Rewards

We feel that everyone who helps us by making a pledge should receive something in return for their help. 

For this reason, we've created a list of Crafterhero rewards below.

  • Your name will be added to a wall hanging permanently displayed in The Bolt Hole
  • You will receive invitations to exclusive offers, previews and in-store events.
  • Pledges of £20 and over will receive all of the above along with a 10% discount card on all full price purchases in store from September to December 2020
  • Pledges of £50 or more will receive all of the above as well as a 20% discount on full price purchases in store from September to December 2020 plus a limited edition Seeded Tote bag.
  • Should anyone be generous enough to pledge more than £100, as well as all of the above you will receive a 25% discount on purchases in store from September to December 2020, a limited edition Seeded Tote bag and a specially curated fat quarter bundle.
  • Should anyone be super generous enough to pledge more than £500, as well as all of the above you will receive a 25% discount on purchases in store from September to December 2020, a limited edition Seeded Tote bag, a specially curated fat quarter bundle and an Crafternoon Tea for you and two friends.
  • For those who would just like to help us without receiving a reward (a big thank you in advance!) then choose the reward option 'WITHOUT REWARD' on the right.

How You Can Help

  • Pledge to our campaign, and get one of our exclusive Crowdfunder rewards.
  • Share this campaign with five of your friends who would be interested in what we're doing

You can find out more about us by visiting our website. You can follow us on Facebook and visit us on Instagram.

 



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Pledges of £20 and over will have your name added to a wall hanging permanently displayed in The Bolt Hole, receive invitations to exclusive offers, previews and in-store events, and receive a 10% discount card on all full price purchases in store from September to December 2020

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pledges of £50 or more will will have your name added to a wall hanging permanently displayed in The Bolt Hole, receive invitations to exclusive offers, previews and in-store events, and receive a 20% discount on full price purchases in store from September to December 2020 plus a limited edition Seeded Tote bag.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Pledges of £100 or more will have your name added to a wall hanging permanently displayed in The Bolt Hole, receive invitations to exclusive offers, previews and in-store events, and receive a 25% discount on purchases in store from September to December 2020, a limited edition Seeded Tote bag and a specially curated fat quarter bundle.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Pledges of £500 and over will have your name added to a wall hanging permanently displayed in The Bolt Hole, receive invitations to exclusive offers, previews and in-store events, and receive a 25% discount on purchases in store from September to December 2020, a limited edition Seeded Tote bag, a specially curated fat quarter bundle and an Crafternoon Tea for you and two friends.

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