Toronto, Canada, October 29, 2014 — Local digital interactive boutique, Primordial Soup, launches TorontoKnits.ca, the go-to website for GTA and surrounding area knitters, crocheters and fibre-arts enthusiasts. TorontoKnits.ca boasts a curated Business Directory, Events Calendar, and regional Classifieds.
The website’s directory features a freemium subscription model, ensuring listings are accurate and reliable. Yarn stores, yarn producers, artisans, and other fibre-arts related businesses and community organisations are encouraged to register for a free listing. The curation includes verification of the business’s operations which, according to Primordial Soup, will ensure that businesses listed in the directory are still operating, therefore making the directory the go-to place for anyone looking to visit a local yarn shop (LYS), or hire a local artisan. “Too many times, I’ve looked up a yarn shop on Google Maps, or some of the other knitting directories, visited the location, and found the store was no longer in business. I’m really interested in providing a reliable resource for this information – whether close to home, or while on the road,” says TorontoKnits.ca’s founder, Christina Vinogradov.
TorontoKnits.ca is also home to a collaborative Events Calendar, where any GTA-based LYS or community organisation can promote events such as knitting / crochet classes, socials, craft fairs, art shows, or other creative festivals that will include sections for the fibre arts, sales that LYS’s or local artisans may be hosting or attending, and more. (Organizations that may wish to list events and not have a Directory Listing should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.) Potential attendees can subscribe to the Calendar, and get notified of new events as they are posted. Knitters can finally, keep tabs on the community all in one place!
Rounding out the offering, TorontoKnits.ca features a Classifieds section, providing access to nearby buyers looking specifically for knit notions, crochet hooks, tatting accessories, unused yarn, pattern books and magazines, finished knit goods and more. Like the Directory, basic listings are free, with paid listings available to those looking to boost their ad.
About Primordial Soup
TorontoKnits.ca was produced by Primordial Soup, a Greater Toronto Area digital interactive boutique. Founded in 2011 by partners Christina and Michael Vinogradov, who combined have over 30 years of experience in digital interactive design and development, the company delivers interactive products for niche markets and select clients in Canada, and internationally. Find out more at PrimordialSoup.ca.