Jon made these wood wall hangings. I asked him to make me a "knit" themed wood plaque and this is what he came up with. I'm gobsmacked at how much I enjoy them.
Jon's style has always been simplicity with a touch of ornateness. (That is a skein of bulky Lambs Pride and Addi Turbo Needles Jon drew for the project.)
I took these to knit night to see if these wood wall plaques would be marketable to knitters. You see, I'm fascinated with wood, so I assume (sometimes wrongly) that others will "get" the interesting factor of these things.
Jon would like to start selling these, but with a bit of hohum response from real life knitters in town, it seems that maybe these wouldn't be marketable.
That is the tricky thing with markets. Finding a small item like this, that would appeal to a lot of people, is tricky. We need a small item to list in the Etsy shop, and knitters are known to love all things knit. So, it isn't too much of a leap to assume these would have shop appeal.
Would you buy? These are made out of cherry wood, cut out with a router, and sealed with a nice matte finish. Other plaques would be out of different woods, basically what is on hand in the wood shop. We reuse wood from cabinets, to pallets to trees we've sawed down ourselves. Whatever inspires Jon at the moment.
My absolute favorite part of these two wood plaques is the "Stick it in your YAM". It should be a new knitters slogan for "Shut up, I'm knitting!"
The texture effect of the routered lines make me want to continuously pet these things. I mean, yarn in wood?! That is a marriage of my two favorite things!