Home Crafting, sewing etc has taken a recent upturn. I am aiming to set up a small haberdashery business that would welcome people of all ages, to come and chat, sew, knit, coffee in my little store which would sell items at affordable not inflated prices. In my area there are very few hand crafting supply outlets.
My idea is to provide not just a store but a place to meet, share skills, get help with projects etc. in a relaxed environment. I have read on social media sites sewing groups, sewers saying they feel isolated with their projects, they buy online and are disappointed with their purchases of fabric, ribbon etc. Old fashioned haberdashery shops have all but disappeared, sadly.
My vision is a friendly local needle-crafting store, offering support and advise, companionships and new friends.
I would use any monies raised to rent a small unit in a town close to me, where nothing like this exists and to stock with fabrics and needle crafting needs and in the longer term to provide workshops and tutorials.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.