Monday, September 6, 2010

Something odd worth mentioning...

Silkweaver Fabrics was recently bought by Needleworker's Delight, correct? Anyway, I was perusing the Silkweaver site today and noticed a major pricing discrepancy I thought was worth a mention here.

On the Silkweaver site, the price on fabrics is significantly higher than it is on the site for Needleworker's Delight. For example, the price for a fat quarter of overdyed Newcastle linen on the Silkweaver site is $26.00. On the Needleworker's Delight site, the same fat quarter, available in the same exact colours is $22.50. This gave me pause, so I investigated further. The price difference is notable in every single fabric that is available on the Silkweaver site.

So in other words, they have not only given what was once a good company a bad name and reputation, but they're now price gouging people who still order in good faith from the Silkweaver website. I find it a bit off when the same company is charging a different amount on two different websites, simply to cash in on the Silkweaver name. Why? Because the majority of people who order, will go directly to the Silkweaver website, it's what they've always done.

Check it out for yourself if you're curious.

Silkweaver website is here. Needleworker's Delight is here.

Please pass this information along to other stitchers. If you still love the colours, order from the Needleworker's Delight website instead. You'll save yourself a few bucks.

1 comment:

  1. how interesting, especially as we were just talking about that change over the other day.. i dont think it is odd i think it is wrong