Ask me Anything…

Last week I got a notification from YouTube that I had hit 1,000 subscribers. They sent a cute graphic I can share, which I put on my facebook page, it had a bunch of bananas, and though more subscribers doesn’t really net me anything financially, this is a labor of love, YouTube is free, it meant a lot to me that around the world, there are more than 1,000 people who appreciate my content.

During the prep for last week’s video shoot, my daughter, as she was setting up the cameras and sound system and the lights, said with a toss of her rainbow dyed hair over her shoulder, we have to do an AMA.

I had no idea what she was talking about. This is apparently a thing in YouTube land, and she watches a lot of YouTube. When a channel hits a milestone, or for whatever reason, it is common to put out an AMA, which stands for “Ask me Anything”. Viewers write in and ask the host questions pertaining to the point of the channel, for a period of time, say a couple weeks, and then the host would have to shoot a video specifically answering those questions.

Well, that’s a cool idea, who knew this was a thing…

So before we shot the real video last Friday, which was on Bound Buttonholes in a collar band specifically on my 200 jacket, (we are about three weeks ahead of what launches every Friday), we did a quick 1 minute AMA request, which was sent out on Monday. Click on the link here.

So you have until March 15th to ask me anything, and there are a couple of lovely questions and lots of supportive comments so far, and then I’ll do a video to respond. And if you aren’t familiar with YouTube, it is free to view, and free to subscribe. All subscribing does is let YouTube know I’m popular, and you get notification of when I launch another episode. Just go to YouTube from any browser, and type in The Weaver Sews, and there you will find me!

Meanwhile, in a constant effort to be fair about the shipping costs of tangible goods in my eShop, I’ve decided that it is better to just adjust all the prices of those products and books and then offer free shipping. So don’t be shocked if it looks like there is a price jump, I just added what would be reasonable, like $1.50 for the nylon tricot, which is what it usually costs to send 1st class, to $5.50 for a book, which is usually what it costs to ship in a padded mailer, again 1st class. So now I can say I offer free shipping. For what it’s worth! And of course, all digital content, like patterns and monographs stays the same price because I don’t have to print and ship any of those!

Though March is here, and that is very bittersweet, this time last year I was about to get on a plane to teach what turned out to be my last venue on the road, in Oregon. March is the beginning of spring, at least here in Northern NJ, but with that comes mud season, and pothole season. Car swallowing potholes. Sigh… Fortunately I don’t ever drive anywhere, so I only have to worry about stepping around them in my street when I go out for my daily walks. The birds are everywhere. They are busy. The snow is finally receding, leaving a lot of mud, but we are NJ, we deal with too much water a lot.

Happy spring everyone, please subscribe to my YouTube channel, and watch out for the potholes! Stay safe and wear a mask…

Stay tuned…

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grace
grace
March 3, 2021 8:35 pm

I love “The Weaver Sews”! It’s in my top ten subscriptions on YouTube!!!

Kathy
Kathy
March 4, 2021 6:08 am

I also love The Weaver Sews youtube channel! Thanks for doing it and exciting to have reached 1K subscribers!

Laritza
Laritza
March 4, 2021 7:13 am

Thanks for all you share and continuously teach. If you create an AdSense Google account they will start paying you for views. The channel will get advertisements and the videos will be interrupted every so often by ads BUT that is a little price to pay for your viewers and your work will be financially recognized. Do it!

Juliana
Juliana
March 4, 2021 9:10 am

I agree with Laritza! I wouldn‘t mind your videos getting interrupted if I knew it meant you are profiting from your fantastic content!

Ruth Ellen
Ruth Ellen
March 4, 2021 11:03 am

Congratulations! I love The Weaver Sews – it gives me a confidence and a process that will lead to greater success than I thought possible, (although I have yet to attempt a very complicated pattern). It also explains why and answers some of my basic questions since I’m not a very skilled seamstress. You have my utmost respect and appreciation! Thanks!!

Meg Wilson
March 5, 2021 8:27 pm

Daryl, if you don’t know about PirateShip.com yet you need to! Doing 1st class mailing through the USPostal website is almost impossible. PirateShip does all classes of mail (including book rate) at a discount from the PostOffice rates. I love their easy service and they are very responsive. Check it out!
Can’t wait to view your channel on YouTube. It has been a life saver for us!

Dayamitra
March 6, 2021 1:58 pm

Hi Daryl,
I love The Weaver Sews and am a subscriber.
I have limited dressmaking skills but want to develop those skills more so I can sew my handwoven cloth into clothes. I gain more confidence when I watch your videos and listen to your podcast that I bought some years back.
I hope you continue with your success and can continue to inspire those of us who want to follow in your footsteps and weave and sew our own clothes.
Dayamitra.