Meet Julie Rodway from Dreamtime Treasures, a knitwear designer who creates colourful, characterful and quirky fingerless gloves, mittens and scarves, designed to make you smile on cold winter days.
Great quality and clear photo’s are an absolute must. A good cohesive, recognisable shop and of course, you must have well designed and well made pieces. Not forgetting good customer service. Word of mouth is great, if you have a happy customer, there’s no telling how many people they will recommend your shop to. Hopefully they will keep coming back to your shop themselves.
I wanted to be a knitwear designer in my twenties, but the time wasn’t right. Then about four years ago I knitted a tea cosy for a housewarming gift for a friend, who was also opening a shop in London. She loved it and asked me to knit some items for her to stock and it went on from there. I then discovered Folksy and haven’t looked back.