r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

March 11, 2017

Saturday Spotlight: Red Tree Co. aka Mama Knits With Love

Saturday Spotlight

Red Tree Co.

formerly known as Mama Knits With Love

1. What is the name of your shop or business and what do you sell?

My business is as you know was Mama Knits With Love and I sell hand knit items.
I am thrilled to introduce my new name:
Red Tree Co.

Many people ask what the significance of my new name brand is...
"I love trees and how they represent roots and branching out...my favourite colour is red... and I feel that this logo symbolizes being "rooted to my community with a personal touch of me"

2. Where are you located? or where do you sell?

I live in East London and I do custom orders from home. 
I also sell my knits in The Been Garden
I also sell on etsy  - https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedTreeKnitCo

3. Do you have your own website/store or online link?

I created this page to share my love for knitting and it's become a well loved little place where I take custom orders with love and pride ♥

4. How long have you been doing your craft/art and how did you get started?

I have been knitting for 3 years!
I started knitting to help with my anxiety and  because I found it very relaxing and I just fell in love with it. I knit everyday..everywhere I go I take my knitting! I do believe that practice makes perfect...lol. Ok not perfect but knitting a lot sure helps you get better and better! 
I watched many you tube videos to teach myself in the beginning and it just came natural to me! 
I love knitting!! 
I love that other people love my knitting and that I have become Red Tree Co.. I love that it has allowed me to help financially with my families needs! I am blessed and thankful for so much overwhelming love, support and encouragement.

5. Who or what inspires you to create?

I absolutely LOVE to knit hats..and everyone loves my hats! 
I even have my own pattern I call the Switz hat ☺ 

6. Do you listen to music when you work, and if so what kind?

I often "listen" to the radio or tv shows while I knit. 
I like background noise but not too loud ☺

7. What do you like least/most about your craft?

My most favourite thing to knit is my hats!!
I also knit baby things by custom order....often sleep sacs and little baby hats ☺  I have tried to knit little Owls and animals but find them more tedious...better left to a crocheter ☺ 
I prefer to knit with bigger needles and chunky yarn!! But sometimes its a nice change to knit something more lightweight...like a new knit scarf for Spring. 
I have a new yarn and pattern I cannot wait to get done and share in The Been Garden.

8. Describe your workspace?

My workspace is most often in my kitchen...my favourite room in the house..I have my little knitting corner ☺ I can see the kids and talk to everyone around me. 
One day I hope to be able to have a "knitting room" ☺ 
I do take my knitting everywhere I go though...I like to be busy and can't sit and do nothing ☺

9. What is one of your best moments as a crafter/artist?

I love it when I get happy customer pics..those are the times that make you smile and say hey I made that. Makes it worth all the hard work!
I am so blessed to have grown into Red Tree Co. from my love of knitting, and its a continual work in progress that just keeps getting better. 
I have tons of love, support and encouragement from my family and friends and also my online and Facebook groups. It's a lot of work...you have to always be promoting yourself in a positive way...keep your name out there..and do great quality work with prices that reflect that. You want to keep people coming back..and referring you!! I have learned more than anything that you MUST have a good attitude, be kind with your clients with, communication is so important too!

10. What advice would you give to anyone thinking about starting their own craft business?

You have to be watching what people want, what is popular.what sells! You have to be willing to work with your client and make them happy without sacrificing your integrity and ethics.

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