Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 3rd: Beginning Spinning and Barcodes

      This Tuesday, we will be getting together together at the new studio space to give people a chance to kick the tires. Come to the new building and walk up the stairs to the left. You will see a bunch of comfy couches and chairs for people to sit down in and hang out. The address is:

Acorn to Oak Handmade
5825 Triangle Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

       We will be discussing two matters:

7-8 pm Barcodes and Store Supply Chains: We will be going over how to do deal with retail stores by understanding how barcodes work and how to purchase them cheaply. Many people do not realize that they can get their own barcodes for $20-30. While you can spend $600-700 to set up a business barcode system, many people do not need an infinite number, only 1 or 2 to get started. We will go over the history of barcodes and how they got started, how stores use them to track product. This will help any members hoping to sell to stores or on Amazon in the future.

8-9 pm Beginning Spinning: Theresa from HooksandEyes will be coming to talk to us about spinning roving into thread. We will be making drop spindles from dowel rods and old CDs. Bring any fiber projects you are working on and we will be practicing spinning as well as showing off scarves, bags, or sweaters you're working on. I will be bringing the scarf I am working on. If anyone wants to bring extra yarn to swap or chat about yarn shops in the area, that would be great.

Have a great day. Can't wait to see everyone there.

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