I have had a bright idea about needle storage that I have never seen anywhere. Is there a place to bring such an idea to market?
I would formalize your plan, make a model with instructions and materials used, name it, and make sure you have dated proof to show you’re the originator of the product BEFORE showing or discussing it with anyone.
I may be interested if it’s better than the Mason jars I currently use for my straights. :teehee:
This is what all my years of knitting have brought me to. It’s the first time all my knitting supplies are in the same place! DPNs are in a second row of pockets as well as scissors, long stitch holders, and a few other things. Circular needles are stacked in the middle portion of the basket topped with a box containing tapestry needles, markers, needle tips, tape measure, etc.
I hate to divulge the idea, because if I could market it, that would be better, but it may just be too much trouble to do so. I think my idea is better than the basket, though I like that too.
Even if you don’t want to manufacture and sell the product yourself, you might be able to sell the rights to your design. Have you considered approaching a store like Knitpicks? Even if they’re not interested, they might be able to give you more direction on how to proceed.
Thanks – I don’t know them, but I’ll give it a try.