I follow the UK Handmade group over on Flickr and recently read there about a promotional opportunity.
There are going to be 70 tote bags for sale at a nominal price at the We Make London Summer Fair to be held at Chelsea Town Hall on 26th June.
Anyone can contribute 70 promotional items to go in the totes, so I decided to do just that. Seems like a great idea to me!
One of the items I've come up with are mini-skeins of my hand-dyed yarns. When I rewound my laceweight yarns after dyeing I wound off any broken lengths into little balls and have kept them aside. They are perfect for making into mini-skeins!
These are so cute. I had a look at the patterns on Ravelry and it struck me that there are many patterns using laceweight yarn for smaller projects. So these mini-skeins are useful to the buyer too - they can be used to make a bookmark, jewellery, etc.
They also make a great "taster" for somebody wanting to try out lace knitting without being overwhelmed by a full-scale lace shawl type project.
I think I may work up a little pattern and sell some mini-skeins in my Etsy shop in the future, with the free pattern included.