I have sent this message out and posted it up at knitters review. It really makes me sad.
Basically, The Boston Knit Out and Crochet Too is a wonderful celebration of yarny crafts.(see button to right for a link). It is a tradition now and I am so looking forward to it. But sdaly it seems that it is harder than ever to get people interested in Knit Outs (N.Y. & D.C. are no longer). I think these non-sales events are important and a great way to get people (both old, young, new and experienced) excited about the craft. What’s more fund than sitting around the park for a couple of hours getting your knit on.
Anyhow… if anyone can help please let me know. We need sponsor to sign on this week. Here is my offical plee:
Knit Out and Crochet Too has become a yearly institution over the last decade drawing knitters from all over Boston New Englandto the Boston Common. This event has drawn over 4,000 knitters and crocheters to come out and be a part of our celebration of the crafts. The afternoon is filled with craft related vendors, charities, competitions, and other activities. It is an event that many have come to look forward to.
We need your help to continue this tradition this year. We are in need of more sponsors. We do not have enough sponsors currently to put on the event. We must decide if we have enough support or cancel the event and refund/return anything that was given to us by Monday, Aug. 6th.
If you are willing to sponsor or know someone in the industry who might be interested in sponsoring this event please let me know ASAP. We are willing to man the sponsor booths and hand out samples if companies would like to support the event but cannot attend. We are also willing to entertain other sponsorship opportunities if someone would like to play a larger role. We need your help spreading the word that this event is in need of support.
Please help us gather the support we need to put on The Boston Knit Out and Crochet 2007. It would be very sad to loose this great knitting and crocheting tradition that brought so many people joy and excitement over their craft.
Thank you for your time,