I will be doing a shop update both here and in my Etsy shop at 10am this Friday, February 24. There will be gradient yarns, semi solid yarns, and variegated yarns in the update. Among the colors listed will be a few skeins each of the new Golden Girls-inspired colors and my 10th Anniversary Color, Tenth.
But, Rachel, did you not just say that shop updates would be almost exclusively on the website? And that the Etsy shop would mostly be only sale yarns and one of a kind colors? Did you not recently tell the podcast that gradient yarns were website exclusive?
I did. I did. I did. Here's the thing. My website uses the Shopify platform. Recently Shopify has come under scrutiny for continuing to host the Brietbart shop. There is a campaign called #deleteshopify which encourages shop owners to delete their shops off of Shopify. You can read more about the boycott here and here.
I respect and support the decision to speak with your dollars. All of my dyed-to-order yarns, some in-stock yarns, and most of the notions can also be found in my Etsy shop if you would like to shop there instead. Starting with this Friday's update, I will start splitting shop updates between the two sites, as well. This includes gradient colors which previously were website only. It's an awkward solution, but it is the only thing I can think of doing for now.
I am not sure yet what I am going to do long term, if anything. There is a lot to consider. It isn't as easy as changing a URL. Dyeabolical lives on this platform. We just moved in to this neighborhood, so to speak. I like this platform a lot. It took months of work and hundreds of dollars to get this new website going. My hope is that Shopify changes its position on hosting websites that support hate. If that doesn't happen then I will likely be investigating alternative options. Until that time, I will be reading, thinking, talking to other shop owners, and trying to solidify my position and feelings on this topic.