Thursday, November 08, 2007
Homestead Heirlooms Gets Kudos from Clara - and ME!!
Just a quick note, and then I must scoot off to work at the sales factory. But remember when I made my Harriett Bag I bragged about this company:
for the wonderful handles I purchased from them at Stitches Midwest? I have a set of their handles on my favorite bag. They offer fantastic customer service, yada, yada, yada?
Well, guess what? My glowing opinion is shared by none other Clara of Knitter's Review fame. After discovering their booth at Rhinebeck, she too fell in love with their excellent well-made leather handles and is now hankering to make a felted bag. Like me, she wasn't happy with the stretch i-cord handles so many bags featured in the early felting years of knitted bags. She carries heavy stuff in her bags. So now that's she's found this wonderful source of leather handles, she wrote a review of the company which you can read here.
Clara confirms what I've been saying about this vendor all along - they deserve rave reviews. Yes, buying a set of nice leather handles isn't cheap, I think my set cost around $40 - but it's well worth it. To me, it transforms what could be a "hand knit purse" into a "hand knit heirloom." Their company name says it all. I don't own stock in their company etc. - this is a totally unsolicited endorsement for a vendor who deserves kudos. Also, if you shop at Lori and Karen's website, as Clara points out, this small company is run by two women. You have to email them your order. I imagine right about now, they will probably be inundated with order from Knitter's Review fans, but be patient - their handles are well worth the wait.