After being contacted, via Instagram, by someone interested in buying one of my lampshades, I thought I should get organised and arrange to sell some of my products that I have made.
I am now selling my lampshades, fairies and a collection of smaller felted ornaments in the Alchemist Gallery, on the High Street, Dingwall, in the Highlands of Scotland. Dingwall is close to the North Coast 500 route and does get some tourists, as well as being one of the largest towns that is accessible for those who live on the West Coast.
As the Alchemist Gallery already has quite a number of scarf producers, including some friends of mine who produce felted and woven scarves, I have decided to open an Etsy shop. At the moment, the Etsy shop is only open to UK residents, and the items include free postage.
With the tax implications following Brexit and the US postal system situation at the moment, it seemed the wisest decision to just offer items for sale in the UK. If you are abroad, and would like to discuss buying anything from me then obviously I can do some research and find the best way to ship abroad that won’t incur hefty import taxes on top of your purchase.
I will see how things go and may look to expand the items on there, but at the moment there are scarves / neckwarmers made from combinations of merino wool, silks, bamboo, flax, trilobal nylon and angelina fibre. They come in various sizes and each one details the size and fibre content.