Here in the wilds of the Kansas cornfields, we are kitting. We’ve been kitting all summer long.
Recently, we’ve kitted Stitch Snippet kits, we’ve kitted the Leafy Tree project, we’ve tentatively kitted (most of) Jacobean Sea and Goldwork Rose, we’ve kitted thread packs… and we’re almost kitted out.
But we have a few more kits to put together – and these are kits that we plan to use this autumn and pre-holiday season for a couple local workshops and for some local retail events associated with town festivals and whatnot.
This is what we’re doing for these local events:
We selected four of our Christmas towels – Merry Christmas from the Christmas Cheer set; the small Let it Snow from the Let It Snow set; Joy to the world from the Glad Tidings set, and the medium Holly & Evergreen from the Holly & Evergreen set.
We made color lists for each towel in DMC threads and ordered those threads in bulk, so that each pre-printed towel would be accompanied by a full skein of each color that we used on the samples.
We made needle packets for each towel, with appropriate embroidery & tapestry needles.
And finally, I’ve been formatting instructional enclosures for each towel style, that we will have printed. The enclosure includes all the pertinent information for stitching the towel: color guide, stitch layout guide, and stitch diagrams, plus a few stitching tips.
And we ordered appropriate packaging.
Each kit includes a pre-printed towel, full skeins of all the colors required to stitch the towel, needles, and instructions, all packaged up tidily.
For workshops, pre-assembled kits make preparation a breeze. For local event sales, nicely packaged kits with everything self-contained are always appealing.
But Anna Says…
… that our online audience might find these self-contained kits appealing, too, on two accounts:
1. They would make terrific Christmas gifts for children, grandchildren, friends and family, stitching groups, Kris Kringle gift exchanges, and the like; and
2. They’d be excellent for stitchers who just want everything in one package – and who would enjoy stitching one towel, but not necessarily three (which is how the towel sets come). It could also give them a taster, so they’d know whether or not they’d like to work a whole three-towel set.
On the one hand, I am inclined to agree with her.
On the other hand, I’m not inclined to disagree – I’m just sort of flailing the other hand around, uncertain.
With all this in mind, I decided to approach the “hive mind” – that’s all of you – to see what you think.
Does such a kit sound appealing to you? Would you purchase one? What are your thoughts?
Feel free to weigh in with an opinion in the comment form on the website. If you follow the link, it will take you directly to the comment form. You can also drop me an email if you prefer.
We’d both love to hear from you!