I’m brand new to knitting, but have been doing some form of creative crafts and art for years! I went to an arts High School and am just one of those artsy-fartsy types. I’m learning how to knit because it’s something I’ve wanted to learn, but also to start my own business in the future when I get good enough at making things. I have two serious chronic illnesses and can’t work outside of the home. Being only 22, and needing to pay the bills, I thought this would be a great way to do something when I feel sicky on the couch and make some moola.
Has anyone else started or have any tips on having a knits business? My amazing boyfriend is learning to crochet to help with this business idea. His ex wife and him used to have a candle business and sold at craft shows in our area. They shared a booth once with these two college students who made hats by knitting and crocheting and did extremely well at the shows. I also used to Role Play (I’m such a nerd) and went to conventions and thought that I could also sell in their dealer’s rooms. They usually have cheap entrance fees for the dealer’s room, and I know that some of the knit clothing I could make would do extremely well there.
So what do you guys think? Any tips or ideas to help a newbie out who’s trying to learn professional quality knitting? Anyone ever have a knitting business that didn’t do so well? Let me know! THANKS SO MUCH!
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