One Year, 365 Days. It has been 365 Days since I launched the Dyepot Weekly Kickstarter Campaign. (Give or take 12 hours.) 366 Days since we hit our goal. 1 month until the anniversary of the first episode of Dyepot Weekly.
When I started this campaign, I hoped to create 25, then 35 new yarn dyeing videos. I thought that I could realistically create one new dyeing video a week, and hopefully someone would watch it. One year later, there is this thriving community of fiber artists who love to experiment along side me, and we have all learned so much together.
One year ago, I had approximately 200 videos on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube channel. Today there are over 500. This number includes livestreams, recaps, unboxings, and announcements in addition to the new dyeing tutorials. Since I finished fulfilling all of the Kickstarter rewards, I've dyed over 200 skeins of yarn... and all but a handful of that was done on video.
Thank you, Kickstarters, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for the literal Kickstart you gave to the Dyepot Weekly series, but also helping me discover this community. I knew that people enjoyed my videos, but I did not anticipate the level of interaction and feedback that would help me grow as a dyer.
To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to re-release the most popular Kickstarter Reward in the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store. The "Mystery Surprise Yarn" was $25 including domestic shipping in the Kickstarter, and now it starts at $25 including domestic first class shipping on Etsy today!*If you order the Mystery Surprise Yarn, you will get hand dyed yarn featured in a past or upcoming ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube video PLUS help fund the materials for future videos.
In addition to this fun Mystery Surprise Yarn option, I also want to give all of you a 10% off coupon to the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store. Use the code "KICKSTARTER365" at checkout. The coupon will work on all listings in the shop; Mystery Surprise Yarn, yarn winding add-on, Dyepot Weekly Sponsorship, the Chanukah Sampler pre-order, and everything else. The coupon does not apply to additional shipping costs or applicable taxes. This coupon expires on 10/18/18 at 11:59 PM EST.
Thank you so much for Kickstarting Dyepot Weekly and for all of your continued support. I look forward to creating more beautiful colors and playing with new types of dye. My list of video ideas keeps on growing, and I expect that this series will continue for a long time.
Rebecca from ChemKnits <3
*Mystery Surprise Yarn: Free domestic shipping is available for a limited time. International shipping is available at slightly discounted rate from my normal shipping charge. Please see the item listing for full details. If you combine the Mystery Surprise Yarn with other items in the shop additional shipping charges may apply.