Reveal! June Mystery Halo Club

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The June Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 4th June for pre-orders. The theme for this month was Halo Rings – Summer Colours and was based on our premium snag free stitch markers that fit needles up to 4.5mm including three new colours.

 

 

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New Paper Packaging Rolling Out!

Over the past few months, I’ve been looking at ways to reduce our plastic packaging and our use of single use plastic. Up until now, our products are packaged with a card insert inside a small cellophane bag or resealable plastic bag (both of these are single use plastic). Orders then go into a jiffy type bag.

Not ideal by any means in terms of plastic.

With many of our products, it’s not practical to send them out in the mail loose, as they will either get damaged or lost. Most of you probably know I love a challenge and this is one of the biggest challenges facing any retail company. Changing packaging can be a costly exercise however, by keeping costs down, this first step towards new packaging, seems to have answered it’s brief.

Step 1 – Packaging the product

After a trial club last year where the packaging used was recyclable paper, a suitable paper alternative is now available for most products that we sell. Each paper package has been designed and made by me, by hand, and the plan now is to trial these with as many different products as we can to see how they work out. All our paper packages, like those below, are recyclable. These paper packages are designed to hold one product and plans are underway to further the range to enable multiple products per package.

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For as many non-wholesale customers as possible, we will endeavour to send out our products in the new paper packaging. At the moment, wholesale packaging will remain unchanged, as this is a very different type of challenge.

This is just the first step along this road, and there will be further changes being made to our packaging over the coming weeks. The next step will be to deal with the jiffy type mailers to see how we can reduce use there and still get our products to the customer in the same condition they left us.

 

Reveal! May Stitch Marker Club

The May Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 2nd May for pre-orders. The club shipped on 7th May.

The theme this month was Crystal Counters and was based on our popular individual counting stitch markers to help keep track of the number of stitches cast on and can be used to denote pattern changes.

The club included:

  • 10 x Assorted coloured crystal glass beaded stitch markers (RRP £11) with numbered beads from 1-10 – customise your ring sizes to fit your project.
  • 1 x Progress/Crochet style crystal stitch marker (RRP £2)
  • 1 x Free UK shipping

 

 

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May Stitch Marker Club Reveal

RETROSPECTIVE collection 2019

Retrospective Stitch Marker collections

Having a clear out nearly always throws out something that makes me say ‘huh, will you look at that!‘. Whilst rearranging the studio last week, I came across some old marketing leaflets dated Spring 2009. That’s a lifetime decade ago, Wow! Where does the time go…

 

After a few nostalgic minutes looking through the leaflet, I realised I still have a few of these beads left and had been wondering what to do with them. They’ve been safely boxed up since the studio move last year, and this seemed a perfect opportunity to dip into a retrospective look, in line with our 13th Birthday celebrations (yes, they will be lasting all year!).

These sets are strictly limited in number, and it really will be a first come, first served opportunity to own the last of these special stitch markers.

Retrospective Collection

Retrospective Collection

Each set is made by hand in our studio in South Wales. This collection has been freshly made today (no old stock here!). The beads used include Cloisonne painted beads and Swarovski bicone crystal beads with gold or silver plated round metal beads.

The sets are available to be customised with our Make Your Mark service, giving a choice of ring sizes and clasps.

The RETROSPECTIVE collection will be live on the website at 7pm on Thursday 9th May.

 

Revealed – April Mystery Stitch Marker Club

 The April Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 28th March for pre-orders. The club will shipped on 3rd April.

The theme this month was Millefleur meaning ‘a million flowers’ and is based on our popular stitch markers.

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

  • 8 x Assorted Millefiori glass beaded stitch markers, with Swarovski crystals (RRP £8) -customise your ring sizes to fit your project.
  • 1 x Progress/Crochet style stitch marker with a Millefiori glass bead and Swarovski crystal beaded keeper (RRP £2)
  • 1 x Millefiori glass bead and Swarovski crystal knitting needle holder to fit needles up to 4mm (RRP £2)
  • 1 x Free UK shipping.

 

 

 

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April Stitch Marker Club reveal

 

Reveal! – March Mystery Stitch Marker Club

 March Mystery Stitch Marker Club

The March Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 1st March for pre-orders and shipped on 5th March.

The theme this month was Springtime and the theme colour was purple/mauve/fuschia with antiqued silver colour accents.

Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

  • 5 x Czech bead stitch markers, with Swarovski crystals and tibetan silver detail beads (RRP £6) – includes a mix of ring sizes to fit 4mm, 7mm & removable clasp.
  • 1 x Progress/Crochet style stitch marker with Czech flower bead and Swarovski crystal beaded keeper to hold the stitch markers together (RRP £2)
  • 1 x 10 Jewel Stitch Markers in random mixed colour co ordinating colours to fit 4mm needles on stainless steel split rings (RRP £2.50)
  • 1 x Swarovski Crystal with antiqued silver colour flower beaded knitting needle holder to fit needles up to 4mm (RRP £2)
  • 1 x Free UK shipping (£1.65)

The price for the March club is £11, RRP £12.50. This release is limited to only 14 sets.

There are also a few optional limited edition notions available with co ordinating beads and colours:

  • Mini Crochet Hook with with antiqued silver colour flower and Swarovski crystal charm (RRP £5.25) Club price £4.75
  • Additional Progress Marker with antiqued silver colour flower and Swarovski crystal beaded keeper to hold the stitch markers together (RRP £2) Club Price £1.75
  • 1 x 10 Jewel Stitch Markers in random co ordinating purples to fit 4mm needles (RRP £2.50) Club Price £2.20

 

REVEAL……

Stitch Marker Club Reveal

Row Counting

…without doubt the best knitting accessory I have ever purchased! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Wow! What a response we have had to our sweet little beaded row counters in the last few weeks. The row counters can be used in several ways, not least to count up to 99 rows using the clasp marker supplied to count the units, in the same way as an abacus.

Row Counter Chain

Atomic Knitting Row Counter Chain

The row counter can also be used to track pattern repeats and they can be customised directly from us for particular pattern repeats. I use mine all the time for tracking cable repeats!

With plenty in stock the row counters are available in two sizes, to fit needles up to 4mm (these will also fit 5mm needles) and slightly larger to fit needles up to 7mm, and we have a good choice of colours!

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BHF Donation made

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As promised, today we donated £51.18 to BHF from sales of our February club and other donations from sales since December 2018.

Thank You to everyone who supported this club and also bought our selection of knitting accessories that we designed to provide donations to this charity.

So far we’ve raised over £170 and today I increased our target amount on the JustGiving page for this year by £100 to £250. Next month we’ll be releasing some new designs that will provide donations to this charity with every product bought.

Thank again everyone!

Emma

It’s been 13 years…

…since we sold our first set of stitch markers! Wow, that’s gone so quick!

Atomic Knitting is 13 years old

Atomic Knitting celebrates 13 years of stitch markers!

Back in 2006 we had started making few sets of stitch markers to aid knitting projects and decided to sell a few sets on eBay to test the market. At the time there were only a few plastic sets around in shops and none of the accessories that we carry today.

Later in the year we did a local craft fair (our first and last!) as we also had an online bead shop. After making a tough call to choose which business to take forward, the niche of stitch markers won! It was risky at the time but it was well worth the adventure!

The hobby became a micro business within a few months, and we had and still have many regular customers and wholesale orders.  A year or two later and we started exhibiting at multiple knitting and fibre shows every year. We’ve met lots of our lovely customers and it’s thanks to our customers that we are thriving after all these years.

The Butterfly and Swarovski Stitch Marker Set was one of the first set of stitch markers sold, and as a ‘Happy 13th Birthday to Atomic Knitting‘, we’re bringing them back for a limited time. Back in 2006, each set sold for £5 and we are going to stick at that price. Available now in limited numbers, these pretty stitch markers will be presented ribbon tied on card and they make a pretty gift or treat for yourself.

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January Mystery Club – Keep On Track

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Keep On Track

The January Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 10th January.  The club shipped on 14th January. 

The theme this month Keep On Track

‘Inspired by staying motivated to finish the winter projects’

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies on offer this month.

 

 

 

The set will include the following green-colour themed motivating accessories: 

  • A beaded tree themed barrel row counter with a clasp to clip to your knitting or knitting bag  
  • 1 progress stitch marker with a Czech Bead and Swarovski crystal, to track your progress
  • A set of 10 jewel stitch markers to fit needles up to 6mm
  • 1 cast on counting removable stitch marker labelled ’25’ in an exclusive design
  • Free UK shipping
  • RRP £11, Club price £10

PLUS Optional Portuguese Green & Gold Beaded Knitting Pin (with small safety pin fastening) – RRP £6, Club price £5

This release is limited to 10 sets. The club sold out to subscribers.

 

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January Club reveal

Row counter, counting marker, progress marker and jewel stitch markers by Atomic Knitting

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