About Karp Styles
How did we begin? I looked at the market and could only find a few places to buy crochet patterns online. There were only the big companies such as Annie's Attic operating online and their shipping costs always seemed prohibitive, plus deliveries took a long time. Being a crocheter myself, I wanted to be able to go to one website and purchase patterns from many different publishers. That option wasn't really available. So I put my knowledge of the Internet, websites and accounts together with my knowledge of crocheting and knitting and the Karp Styles online web presence was born.
Karp Styles officially opened its online store in August 1999. Orders could only be accepted by fax or mail as we did not have the facitlities for secure credit card ordering. At that time we were a very tiny business with approximately 30 or 40 patterns in our website inventory. Back then we didn't even sell knitting patterns, crochet hooks or knitting needles online. It seems so long ago.
Today we stock of over 1000 different patterns making an inventory of around 5000 pattern books. We also have hundreds of crochet hooks and knitting needles in stock, as well as accessories, a small selection of yarn and doll heads. We continue to grow each year and now ship to countries as far away as Australia, Europe and South Africa.
Who We Are
We - is mainly one person - Jackie Karp. Proprietor, Website designer, Order Department, Bookkeeper and Packer. You can't get more personal than that. I take care of your order from the time you reach our website until I ship your goods. It is a very nice way to meet other crocheters and knitters, many of whom are now dear friends. So if you are looking for friendly, efficient service, you have come to the right place.
Your Privacy and Security
We have worked to make sure that you can feel safe and secure when you order from us. Personally, I would not order online from a site that I didn't feel comfortable with, and we don't expect you to either. Our ordering system uses state-of-the-art SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption on a Secure Server to protect your personal information from unauthorized use. We value your trust in us and your custom.
Do let us know if there is anything we can help you with!
Karp Styles Crochet & Knitting
P O Box 4550
Hay River, NT, X0E1G3