Why a blog? What're we doing with it?
So glad you asked! We decided that we needed a less-formal forum for sharing with you, our customers and friends. Sharing what? Oh, so very much! We see this space as an opportunity to display pictures of some of the many amazing projects people are making with our yarn, to profile people of interest, to discuss news and ideas pertaining to sustainable fabric, and, sometimes, just to babble. We'll try not to do the latter all that often, though! :)
How can you participate in our blog? Read on to find out more.
The most obvious way to participate is by commenting. Because of comment-stuffing, we've set the software to require approval before comments are posted. That's not to stifle your self-expression (though we do, of course, reserve the right to not post anything that is obscene, nasty, incoherent, etc), but simply to keep people (and web-bots) from being obnoxious in the comments. We'll try to approve comments as quickly as possible.
The second way is by sharing with us pictures of what you've made with NearSea fabrics, yarns, etc, ideas you've had of things to make, thoughts about the materials and how they are to work with, etc. Send your pictures, comments, and ideas to us and we'll try to post as many as we can. It always helps people to learn, for instance, what gauge and needle size certain yarns work best at, or if a particular fabric works wonderful as a nightie but not as pants. Stuff like that, that you wish somebody had told you!
The third way is to share with us sewing tips, news stories, and anything else you think that might be relevant to our company, our customers, our blog, or the world in general. (This is defined veeeery loosely -- if you hear something about something political affecting the world of sustainable fabrics or foods, if you read about climate change, whatever you think people might not know about but they should, send us an email and we'll consider adding it to the blog.)
There's probably a fourth way, but we haven't come up with it yet. If you have suggestions, though, send them to us too. Please! (Oooh, suggestions! That would be a fourth area, wouldn't it?)
Oh, and where should you be sending these pictures, thoughts, ideas, and everything else? Right here to email@example.com, of course!
Talk to you soon...