About the UK Supplier list
The aim is to provide a useful list for HSN readers and the web in general.
If you are a UK supplier and not already on the list, or if you want to update the details that are there, please use the guidance below and send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org (or reply to any email issue of HSN).
For a very modest amount, all of the information below will be displayed in a coloured box, pinned to the top of the page, include a sales message and all contact details. A complimentary listing is free but not all information will show.
Company name and/or Name:
Provide one or the other or both. Company name is the name of the business, eg "Wheels and Deals". Name is a personal name if you are a single-person business, eg Freda Bloggs
Short description: (max 250 characters)
A brief description of what you sell, not a sales message eg "Ashford retailer"
Sales message: (full listings only, max 500 characters)
Use this space to sell your products. I only ask that you avoid superlatives like "best" or "biggest".
Website, email, address, phone:
Self-explanatory, all are optional. Everything will be displayed in a full listing plus the website link will be active and not 'nofollow'. If you know SEO (search engine optimisation) you'll know that this is valuable.
Attach to an email or explain where we can find the image, ideally square and will be displayed at 150x150
At present the categories that exist are:
- equipment supplier: wheels, spindles, lazy Kates, niddy noddies etc that you either make or retail.
- fleeces supplier: Unprocessed / raw fleece
- processed fibre supplier: processed fibre (ie roving/top, either natural or dyed. If you're a dyer, your wares must include fibre for spinning or one of the other categories.)
I curate Hand Spinning News every month. It has a growing email subscriber list, now over 3,000 spinners. These are people who have specifically asked for HSN as a free or paid-for email using a form such as the one at the foot of the free HSN. Around 500 visitors per month read the content at hand-spinning-news.com.
HSN is written for people who spin. Many of these will knit, crochet, weave, dye and felt too, and these topics are also included but generally relate to handspun. Read more about the concept and history of Hand Spinning News
What information is displayed and how it's displayed may change over time. I reserve the right to accept or refuse listings or edit any information provided.