Kirosha Krochet
We did it
On 31st October 2019 we successfully raised £1,360 with 23 supporters in 42 days

My aim is to turn my hobby into a business by raising funds for the tools and materials I need to help me create bespoke bags and baskets

by Kirosha Krochet in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Extra funds will enable me to: 

  • create a website  to showcase my products
  • be able to offer a choose your yarn/fabric options 
  • create more designs and different textiles/fabrics to the designs
  • be able to run workshops 

I've been making crocheted bags and baskets as gifts for friends and family for a while. It started off as a hobby but I now want to progress and start a business where I can create bespoke bags and baskets. 

My skills are self-taught and started crocheting as a way to wind down and it soon became my favourite past time. I made my first basket to help organise my toiletries and have not stopped experimenting and improving with each bag or basket that I've made.  

Crocheting came naturally to me. I enjoy it and it’s clearly in the genes as well. Grew up watching both my maternal and paternal grandmothers make beautiful crocheted scarves, shawls and hats for me and my cousins. Handmade gifts that I still cherish to this day.

Having received compliments from friends and family for the crocheted items I had made I am encouraged to continue and grow this craft  and transform my hobby into a business.

Embarking on this business idea will require some outside input . Any help will be gratefully received. External funding will help me get the materials I need to help create bespoke bags and baskets and hopefully expand the range of items made or are available. 

I also hope to be able to offer workshops to others who want to learn crocheting.

Your pledge will help me get the materials required which include:

• Yarn - mainly recycled t-shirt yarn 

• Bag and basket making materials - bases, handles, accessories

• Material - fabric for the inside lining and decoration

• Bag making tools - tools to help put projects together and ensure projects are are strong and durable 

• Sewing equipment - thread, machine, markers

  • Selling Costs - advertising, marketing, etsy/shopify costs, market stall costs etc
  • Branding and packaging costs

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and for your kind donation you will receive a personalised thank you for believing in my project, a £10.00 voucher and 10% off your next purchase. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available products

£5 or more

£5 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and for your kind donation you will receive a personalised thank you for believing in my project. Every little helps and will put a smile on my face and brings me a step closer to starting this project.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and for your kind donation you will receive a personalised thank you for believing in my project and a 5% discount. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available products

£20 or more

£20 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and for your kind donation you will receive a personalised thank you for believing in my project and a 10% discount. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available products

£75 or more

£75 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and for your kind donation you will receive a personalised thank you for believing in my project, a £10 voucher, 10% discount off your next 3 purchases and a chance to see the products before they are put up for sale for the general public. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available products

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

100 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and to thank you, you will receive a £15 voucher and 15% off your next 6 purchases. You will also get a chance to see the products before they go up for sale and you can choose the yarn colour of your choice (from the range of colours available) for your bag/basket. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available products

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£200 Reward

I appreciate your pledge and a big thank you for believing in my project. To show my gratitude you will receive a product of your choice and you get to select the yarn colour used (from the range of colours available), the fabric lining used and/or the base used. On top of that you will also get a £10 voucher to use in the future and 15% discount off your next 10 purchases. Rewards will be emailed to you and can be used on any available product


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