Have you heard the MYS staff talking about In-Store Ravelry patterns? Did you know that you can support us, your LYS (Local Yarn Shop), by purchasing your Ravelry patterns through the MYS? Maybe you haven’t even heard about Ravlery. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this wonderful program that supports the LYS.
What is Ravelry? According to the Ravelry site…”Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.” The founder is a long time blogger named Jessica (Jess) and her husband Casey. Right now Ravelry membership is free and only requires an e-mail. If you are already on Ravelry, you can join our group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/mosaic-yarn-studio. We share finished projects and post about shop happenings.
Let’s get back to the topic of Ravelry In-Store patterns. Many of the patterns available on Ravelry are also available for In-Store purchase. Every pattern that you buy through MYS is put into your digital Ravelry library as a pdf file that you can upload at any time. A pdf file of the pattern is e-mailed to you as well. Once you have purchased a pattern through MYS, we have all your information on file and can simply call up your Ravelry username and e-mail by putting in your name for your next purchase. We do not have access to your passwords. We do get a portion of the sales from your purchase and we can print out a copy of the pattern for you at no additional cost. Thus, it is a win-win situation. We promote designers who use In-Store Ravelry sales and they sell more patterns. You ensure the future of the brick and mortar yarn shop so that you can actually see and touch yarn and we are all happy! More questions? Do not hesitate to ask.