Todays stallholder profile is for The Yarn Bar
Your name: Sarah Boulter
Your Business name and facebook name:
The Yarn Bar
The suburb/town you live in now:
Between Salisbury and Canberra…its a long story!
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I’m a knitter (amongst a range of crafts) and so I started The Yarn Bar to supply beautiful yarns online here in Australia
What inspired you to start your business?
I learnt to knit, crotchet and sew before I went to preschool. I remember with such pride those early creations...the crocheted hat that never seemed to get bigger, the wooly golf club covers made secretly in bed late at night as a gift for my dad, the toys that looked like "softies" before softies became fashionable, even the formal dress which at the time seemed so cool but is now so cringe-worthy satin and shoulder-pad fashion of the eighties.
Fast forward to my adult years and I still can't think of anything more wonderful than the joy and pride of making and giving to those I love!
The Yarn Bar was created out of the passion to share that creative spirit. I have always wanted to have a mixed craft business and live a life more creative and crafty.
I've started here with yarn in an online business. I wanted to focus on my first love - yarn and bring more beautiful yarns to Australia. I'm delighted my daughter Meg is helping me run the shop.
How long have you been ‘creating’?
Over 40 years!
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
Part time business
Where do you sell your creations?
At the moment we are selling online through our web shop and popping up at the Ipswich Handmade Expo Market!
What makes what you do special or different?
We are bringing some new yarns to Australia and making them accessible online
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
What isn’t rewarding? I love meeting and helping other crafters
What is your favourite product that you make?
Our weekly newsletter and blog (Mrs Jones, Craft Maven)…that’s two, but I love them both equally!
Do you teach classes or workshops?
Only with friends over cups of teas at the moment, but we plan to run some pop-up knitting workshops (combined with cake and coffee) in the near future.