The purpose of the yarn table is to raise money for the Guild (10% of all sales go to support Guild activities), while at the same time providing an opportunity for members to sell yarn, fibre, knitting books and magazines and other knitting-related items that they are no longer using.
Yarn Table Procedures
In order to make the sale and donation processes easy and transparent for both the volunteers at the yarn table and members selling items, the following procedures have been put in place:
- Sellers must provide an itemized list with prices and their names. All items must be labelled to correspond to the list. Volunteers use this list to keep track of what has been sold and how much is owed to that particular seller and the Guild.
- Magazines can be particularly difficult to keep track of as stacks often get mixed up when people sort through them. To help, sellers are asked to include these on the itemized list, but it is not necessary to list each magazine in full detail (i.e., name of magazine, date, etc.). A listing such as an Item number/item (magazine)/price is sufficient. The corresponding labelling must also be on each individual magazine.
- Sellers are asked to price items on a per skein/ball or bag basis. Tiered pricing is difficult for volunteers to manage due to the volume of sales at the yarn table.
- In fairness to our Local Yarn Stores, the yarn table only accepts items from personal sellers (i.e. not business/retail or re-sellers).
- The Guild appreciates free or donation items. These can be left at the donation table, rather than the yarn table.
- The Guild and volunteers are not responsible for lost or damaged items on the yarn sale table.
- At the end of the evening, sellers must collect their unsold items and any proceeds from the sales. Any uncollected funds or items will be donated to the Guild.
It is helpful if sellers have small change to aid in the processing of the 10% of sales going to the Guild.
Thank you for making the yarn table a successful fundraising activity for the Guild.