After hearing the Quilting Community’s interest in new types of products from different brands, I sent out a survey a couple of months ago to get a better idea of exactly what you’d like to see on Massdrop. The feedback was incredible—in a few short days, I received responses from more than 3,200 members! Now, as I begin reaching out to vendors to get your requested drops up on the site, I wanted to share the survey results, so everyone can see the fun that’s in store.
We asked: What types of crafting products would you like to see on Massdrop?
You answered: This one was pretty surprising! Though we’ve had numerous polls for knitting projects, garment sewing came out on top—and actually beat knitting by a solid 8 percent. “None of the above” was the second-highest response, which makes me think we have a lot of members who don’t look at quilting as merely a hobby, but as a serious passion that leaves little time for anything else.
Quilting is one of our longer-established communities, and over the years, we’ve seen a lot of surveys and polls from quilters requesting a dedicated community for knitting. In light of that, we’re excited to introduce Knitting as the newest community on Massdrop, launching on Wednesday, March 29.
Because a number of knitting drops and polls have appeared recently in Quilting and done well, we won’t be doing the testing phase for this new community.
In Knitting, you’ll be able to shop for yarn, needles, notions, and other tools and accessories. This will also be a place for everyone to share their knitting projects and discuss different materials and techniques.
We’re looking forward to watching this community grow, and we’ll be hanging out in this discussion to see what you all have to say. Comment below and let us know what you’d like to see next in Knitting.
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