An International Move:
And what that means for knitcraft & knittery
Hello, my friends! I have some news to share that I am having very mixed feelings about. Mitchell and I are planning to move back to my home in Ohio. This move has been in the works for almost a year, but since the US immigration process is very slow, it didn’t seem right to share this news before now. We are still just in the final stages and nothing is certain, but it is looking to be very likely that we are moving.
To start, I want to share what this will mean for the business. Obviously, we will be operating on American soil after the move. But it is very important to me that I continue to spread the love that has been given to me by my Australian customers. This business was born out of Australia and has only become what it is because of my Australian supporters. You have all meant the world to me and I want to pay some of that forward. So even after the move, shipping prices to Australia will match the shipping prices that I am charging now. I will consistently check the conversion rate and base my prices on Australia Post’s current charges. The shipping times will increase, but the shipping costs will not, if you decide that you would still like to support my business from the US. We do also have a few wonderful retailers that are based in Australia and you can also purchase our yarn directly from them.
This transitions into my note to wholesalers: please email me asap if you would like to place an order before we go. Orders will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Some orders may have to be turned down if I have too many requests, so try to send me a message as soon as you can. Wholesale will still be available once we move, so if you aren’t prepared to make an order right now, you can always order from us after we move, but shipping costs will increase.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how things will operate after the move. We are planning to leave Australia around mid-July or early August and I will likely not be having a shop update before we go (but, don’t forget, prices for Australian customers will not change even after the move). I will still be stocking my Australian merino base in the same colourways and then I will be looking to add an American wool base in the relatively near future. I want this business to always reflect the fact that Australian wool and Australian customers are such an essential aspect of how I have grown as a dyer and small business owner.
Thank you SO so so much from the bottom of my heart to every single one of you. This has been an incredibly stressful year and leaving the life we have built in Tasmania is going to be hard. Your support has meant the world to me and has gotten me through one of the most challenging years of my life so far. I can’t express fully what you all mean to me.
Morgan xx (and Mitch!)