Packaging competition

It’s competition time today to celebrate some new packaging I have just ordered.

Some of my kits are now going to be packaged in these fantastic tubes:packaging tubeAren’t they smart?  I’ve searched high and low to find them.  I wanted something top quality and made from recycled materials, and these tubes fit the bill perfectly.  What’s more, they are made in the UK! Hooray!

IMG_8117They are very strong and they look like this when you take them apart. They are also fully recyclable…..

IMG_8118Think what fun you or your kids could have decorating one of these and turning it into something else – which brings me to the competition.

I really want to encourage customers to recycle their tubes, and I want to enclose a list of recycling ideas with the new kits.  The only ideas I have come up with so far for recycling the tubes are a pencil pot and, obviously…..


Think up a use for the tube, and leave a comment on the blog, and I will send a brand new tube to the most original idea.  The tube measrues 24cm high to give you an idea of the size.

The competition is open until the end of August 2013, to allow for holidays. Good Luck!

P.S. I will also be selling the tubes on my website when they arrive at Woolly HQ as I will have hundreds of them – perfect for Summer holiday craft projects.






About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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5 Responses to Packaging competition

  1. Wonderful storage idea & great that its uk made too. A truly British kit from wool to packaging!

    I’d keep my dpns tidy in one!

  2. Only a suggestion, why don’t you put the information of this post on a Pdf document or give it on an online article directory and publish it so that many people can read it also? 🙂

  3. Lora says:

    Hello I just wondered if you could tell me where you got these tubes from, like you i am searching high and low for recycled British made packaging and struggling with it! I would really appreciate it if you could pass on the website… Many thanks!

    • madebyewe says:

      Hi Lora, yes don’t mind sharing the info – the company is Visican. They are not cheap and you need to order quite a few. I am currently searching for some new packaging for some different kits – I need small cardboard boxes, so if you know any British suppliers of those, do let me know.
      Kind Regards

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