Thank you for all your enthusiasm for my first auction. Such has been your enthusiasm today that we’ve breached the daily limit my host sets for generating emails from my website.
This doesn’t affect anything on the site except the emails that are sent regarding orders and auctions. You won’t get an email if you are outbid or when you win an auction tonight. Nor will you receive email confirmation when you place an order.
From Friday 3rd of December 2021, we’ll be operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (aka the Traffic Light System). At all levels Vintage Purls will process and send orders as normal, contactless pickup of orders is also sustained. The only differing considerations are around visits to shop in person. There is a practical limit to the number of people that can visit due to the size of the shop. Please discuss the numbers wishing to come when you arrange your appointment to visit.
Visits aren’t possible (this is because I work from home and we’d prefer to minimise the risk of having people through our personal space at this level).
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Visits are possible (by appointment). You are required to wear a mask and produce your Vaccine Pass. (1m distancing is required at orange level.)
Orders can be sent by courier services and New Zealand Post as normal but you should still expect some delays in transit.
Contactless pickup remains available BUT please do continue to be very mindful that you are collecting from our home property. You practice social distancing, wear a mask, and make your time on our section as short as possible.
I’m being very careful around visits at the moment. I absolutely cannot see groups of people (my space is not large enough to accommodate multiple people with appropriate distancing). By appointment I will consider individuals on a case by case basis (vaccination, mask wearing and social distancing is required). Please get in touch to discuss this.
Dunedin will drop to alert level 3 on Wednesday 1st September. Which means that from then:
Orders can be sent by courier services but expect significant delays in transit.
Contactless pickup is once more available BUT please be very mindful that you are collecting from our home property. You should wear a mask, not touch anything you don’t need to and make your time on our section as short as possible. If you live some way away, consider using a shipping service to minimise unnecessary travel.
Visits of any kind to Vintage Purls are not possible. I cannot see you in person.
Remember that Level 3 is really just like level 4 but with a little more shopping. Continue to stay safe in your bubble.
My sincere gratitude to the people of Auckland for making sacrifices that keep the rest of Aotearoa safe.
Orders can be placed but they cannot be sent until we are out of level 4. (At level 3 only courier delivery is possible, so even then not all orders can be sent. Please expect significant delays in receiving any order placed in the near term.)
Visits of any kind to Vintage Purls are not possible.
It also is not possible to order for local pickup. Stay at home.
I am a not an essential business, nor will I be pretending I am to apply for any kind of exemption to the rules.
Stay well, stay safe. Enjoy your bubble. If you are an essential worker: thank you so much for the extra load you carry at these times, you are marvellous.
Let’s give this our all and get back to the covid-free life we have enjoyed so much in the last year.
With just a short time till registrations for this year’s Knit August Nights open, I have noticed that (as of writing) there is no available list of traders and that it will be helpful for some people if I clarify that I am not attending KAN in any capacity.
I will not be teaching nor trading at any foreseeable KAN event.
I’m not arrogant enough to believe that anyone attends KAN just to interact with me. 🙂 But I understand that because I did attend KAN for ten years in a row that some people assume I’ll be there.
The list of traders at this year’s KAN will likely look quite different to previous events. If the shopping element of the event is particularly of interest to you, you might want to seek out the details of those trading.
Why have I ceased my involvement with KAN? In short, my personal ethical and moral code is not upheld by continuing involvement with the event. I do absolutely believe that it is entirely possible to have professional, constructive and healthy relationships with people who have different views to oneself but there are limits. My limits may be different to your limits, I’m not telling you this as a way of instructing you what to do, think, or feel.