Sewing and quilting categories will be the jump start for this site, but I will be adding more categories as soon as possible. First, I need to raise funds to set up a secure site and buy a program that will enable more sellers to add their listings.
My goal is to create a niche site of particular handmade products, rather than try to include every handmade / handcrafted category. I chose to use the word handiwork for this site, to emphasize the word WORK…which means I want to include craft sellers who have experience and skill, who work hard to provide a quality product. I also prefer to include more practical, everyday use type of products. I’m not sure yet what all that will include, but I’m sure I will “know it when I see it,” if you know what I mean…ha ha…
So far, though, I do have plans for specialty areas which include:
- Handmade Denim items, such as totes and purses
- Kitchen items, such as aprons, potholders, placemats, etc.
- Needlework, especially cross stitch, embroidery (machine or hand), small hand quilted items
- Quilts (finished, ready to use)
Also, I have always loved wood crafts, such as quilt racks, so that will definitely be included.
I specifically want sellers in the US who, like me, prefer to just sell in the US. One of my main concerns is verifying the identify of each seller, so I need to figure out the best way to do it.
At this point, I am considering a membership only situation, at least for startup, to assure that the site will function properly.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact me.