Affiliate Disclosure

Dear Reader,

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Some of the links on are affiliate links from which I receive a small compensation for sales of certain items. All links have been carefully selected to connect you specifically with products related to the content on which may be of interest to you.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made from external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Some companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Small Business Links Related to Post or Page Topics is a participant in the affiliate program for various small companies, such as Paradise Fibers, KnitPicks, and CreativeBug, or others with ad banners in my sidebar. These companies offer a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our  affiliation links supports this website and its upkeep at no additional cost to you. I am a real person here, and not AI or a huge company. I personally select the companies I work with, and only provide links to products I use or have experience using, from reputable small businesses. At one point I was an Amazon affiliate, but I no longer link to any of their products–even small businesses using Amazon for sales. To be blunt, they are too big for their britches and they don’t care about their customers or their affiliate websites. The companies recommended through SlowYarn are all vetted by me, the site owner.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then SlowYarn gets a tiny  percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. At this time, has no “pay per click” advertising.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.