it’s that time again – time to start planning for the 2013 preview club!
as some of you may already know, every year i do a small “special collection” of colourways, built around a central theme. & every year, i run a sock yarn club for fifty members, who will be the first to receive the new colourway collection. the club will run from january 2013 to march 2013, and will include six brand-new colourways, with one shipment each month for three months. you can get a single membership, where each shipment will have two skeins of sock yarn, one of each colourway (base yarns TBC, but they will all be in the superwash merino/blends family); or you can get a double membership, where each shipment will have two skeins of each colourway. there will also be special club-only extra treats, all based on the same theme – double memberships don’t get double treats, though! the colourways will be available to all customers when the club ends in april 2013, but the themed extras are club-exclusive.
i’m still working on costings – postage & materials costs do go up slightly every year, and this year there’s also VAT to contend with on the UK/EU orders. but as a rough guide, last year UK/EU members paid £130 (single membership) or £220 (double membership), and non-UK/EU members paid £140 (single membership) or £230 (double membership). i should be able to finalise this year’s prices within the next week or so.
so, how do you get a membership? easy – just send an email to yarnpreviewclub AT gmail DOT com with your name, country, contact email address, and Ravelry username (if you have one). then, cross your fingers!!! i’ll be taking names from now until 29th november, and will randomly draw the fifty lucky people on 30th november. if your name is drawn, you’ll have one week to purchase your club membership before your slot gets passed to the next person on the list.
adding your name to the draw doesn’t obligate you to purchase a membership – if your name is drawn, but your circumstances have changed, or you decide you’re not interested, that’s fine – i’ll pass on your membership to the next person on the list. so, drop me an email at yarnpreviewclub AT gmail DOT com to get your name in the draw!!!
(you can also bid on a single membership – as well as other cool stuff – in the fundraising auction for Judith Mackenzie! a single memmerbship to the preview club will be added to the auction site soon!)