cropped-scarfcopys.jpgWelcome to my “About JULZ” page

Firstly, this blog is called julzcrafts because the blog started off as a way to keep in touch with my customers.  I sell craft supplies on both ebay & etsy, and sometimes folksy.  

Up to date links to my current listings on those sites can be found under PERSONAL LINKS, beneath my photo on the right hand column of the page – 

I trade under the names of

JULZ CRAFT SUPPLIES   &

JULZ SPINNING & WEAVING SUPPLIES

Please note that I sell worldwide and am happy to give you a quote for postage wherever you are.  If you want to buy direct, and across all my sites, please see the “BUYING DIRECT” page.

I am based in a village outside Swansea, South Wales, UK.  

Please fill in the form on the ‘CONTACT ME‘ page, if you’d like to get in touch, or have any queries about items I sell, or want to know if I can get hold of other products for you. 

If you’d like to join my private mailing list, please go to the mailing list page.

cropped-scarfcopys.jpgA BIT ABOUT ME………..

julz_Fotor THIS IS ME !  well OK….

for anyone that knows me the photo is a few years old, but it’s the nicest one I have, and I’ve used it as an avatar on etsy for a few years, and have now added it to my google gravatar.

I have been a photographer for over 30 years – and I hardly ever get around to having my own picture taken!

When digital photography came in, I, like many photographers, found that half my business just fell away.

So I have had quite a few arrows to my bow, and have been self employed for most of my working life.

Someone recently asked me what my last job was, and she meant, when I was last employed by someone – it was so long ago,  I had to think about it.  At one time I worked as a production assistant/secretary to a Radio 4 Drama Producer, and before that I  worked in New York for an international building contractor.

FireI have run my own craft fairs, and some years ago, published  a range of my own photographic greetings cards which I sold at craft fairs, agricultural shows and to retail outlets.  They are now available only on my other site – julzcards.

I’ve been involved in spinning & weaving for over 15 years, have knitted & sewn since I was a small child, and, ‘once upon a time’ I  designed and knitted mohair jumpers which sold well – until the fashion for them also waned.

As I was buying more & more yarns and equipment for my own use, it seemed sensible to buy at trade prices and sell on the extra stock that I didn’t use myself, and that’s how I started on this new venture.

The current incarnation of JULZ SPINNING & WEAVING SUPPLIES and/or …….JULZ CRAFT SUPPLIES started in early 2012 and is going well, though no one is unaware of the recession, and how fragile any small business can be.

cropped-scarfcopys.jpgSo – a bit of information about what I SELL ……

I  buy mainly from UK based suppliers, and at different times, I will have carders for spinning and  wool fibres to spin, yarn suitable for weft & warp for weavers, felting supplies and fabric for quilting, as well as various relevant tools for crafters.  

The stock varies depending what the suppliers are up to – and on how quickly items sell out.  I’m always looking for new stock and new directions so – 

I’d be pleased to know what items YOU might like to see for sale on my sites, and will buy in stock that you are interested in – as long as I have enough cash in hand, and think it will sell  – smile!

 All my customers are added to my PRIVATE MAILING LIST  –

which I use to let you know when I’ve put up a new blog that might be of interest to you,  to tell you about new stock, AND special offers available only to those on the mailing list.

Anyone is welcome on this list, if you are not currently part of it please fill in the form on the mailing list  page.  You can also choose to

 

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                   Feel free to add any comments at the end of any of the blogs or pages, your feedback – positive or negative – helps me give you the best service I can!

All the best

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