Thank you to everyone who supported us and other local and small businesses by Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday. As we said, the goal isn’t so much about bashing large corporations but about making conscious decisions when shopping and gift giving. One of the best gifts we heard about this year was a grandmother who was gifting her 30-year-old, well-used, and well-loved Clemes & Clemes Wool Cards to her granddaughter, along with the promise of passing on the knowledge of how to use them.
Now, in this particular instance, grandma was also ordering a Good Clean Fiber Pure Subscription for the budding fiber artist, and a pair of Cherry Wool Cards for herself – but the point is that not all gifts have to be expensive, or even store bought. If you have a fiber-curious youngling in your family or circle of friends, gifting a tool – needles, hand cards, a drop spindle – that doesn’t see much use, and fiber – yarn, roving, fleece – that you haven’t gotten around to using yet could be just the right invitation to get the next generation started in our craft.
Henry and Roy Clemes