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earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:16 pm    Post subject: Mini customer survey - if you've got two minutes?  Reply with quote    

To complement/supplement my major print undertaking, the Twelve days print series for this Christmas, I'm in the middle of making some hand-printed, waxed Christmassy bunting.

I've got two blocks, one holly, one ivy.


The bunting will come in two lengths - door/window size and chimney breast size. The flags will be waxed ...which makes the non-printed bit translucent, and strung on two-tone (red/green I hope) twine.

My little survey just wants to know whether you think I should be:

1. Keep it simple - only offer Holly and ivy mix (alternate flags across the whole width)
or
2. Three options - Holly/ivy mix, only holly, only ivy.



and finally, I was wondering about doing assembled bunting and 'kits' - or is that a bit too much faff for people at Christmas when they've already got a thousand things to do?

Any feedback appreciated.
EV

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Holly, and Ivy, ready to go.

Will there be berries?

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
The song does not suggest you deck the halls with holly or ivy, nor that you have to assemble it yourself.

Holly, and Ivy, ready to go.

Will there be berries?


Nope, they just drop off and get trodden on and make a squishy mess don't they? (would mean two colour printing which would up the production cost too much)
Just lovely, rich, emerald green foliage.

EV

Last edited by earthyvirgo on Tue Nov 05, 13 2:41 pm; edited 1 time in total

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

holly and ivy mix, though choice is always good.

kits might well be good yes, particularly if it is cheaper.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another vote for holly and ivy mix

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup. Mixed I reckon.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mixed. Keep it simple.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And sell it by the metre, or 2m, or whatever fits the flag size best.

ETA. I didn't spot the bit about the sizes you want to sell it in. But, how big is a window? Or a chimney breast?

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SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I echo above - mix

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mixed and by the metre.

marigold



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another vote for mixed simplicity

Andrea



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mixed again.

Personally wouldn't buy a kit, and I'd like it in nice long lengths that I could cut to fit my own windows/chimneys.

Chez



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mixed, by the meter, no kits.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andrea wrote:
Mixed again.

Personally wouldn't buy a kit, and I'd like it in nice long lengths that I could cut to fit my own windows/chimneys.


The 'flags' will be attached so that they can slide along the twine, so they will be adjustable if people really want to shift them - and have different spacing along the twine or at the ends.

I'm edging towards the label on the box they'll come in saying something like:

1m - for doorway or small window
2m - for large window or chimney breast

As every element is done by hand, I need to keep it pretty straightforward, otherwise costs are going to sky-rocket

EV

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 13 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

another 'mixed' vote here

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