Hello Fiber Enthusiasts!
I have some important news to share with you. First the news - there is no easy way to say this, but I am going to be stepping back from my activity with FiberCrafty. While FIberCrafty has grown, thanks to your wonderful support, it has not grown at a sustainable pace. The amount of time and energy it takes to prepare social media posts and the newsletter (as well as all the other behind-the-scenes stuff) is incredible and I can no longer maintain the same level of activity.
The most noticeable change will be my marketing activities. I will no longer be posting on social media and will stop my weekly newsletters. The server is paid for through May and our shops will be able to stay open on FiberCrafty as long as they want. Please continue supporting these small businesses and if you have favorites, follow them on social media so that you can stay in contact with them for sales, new products and other opportunities!
On a personal note, I have loved building FiberCrafty. It has been an adventure and a learning experience and has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people in this business. This is a bittersweet decision but I have put a lot of thought into this and am at peace with it.
As you may know, FiberCrafty was self-funded and I can no longer invest in this platform at the same level. I have considered alternatives like seeking investors but frankly, I have worked for start-ups and I am not a fan of working with investors. If someone comes along and wants to buy or partner in and take most of the responsibility of running FiberCrafty, I would entertain the conversation.
Please know that as long as shops are open on FiberCrafty, I will continue providing the same level of customer service that you have come to expect. You have my eternal thanks for your support.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can help you with anything.