Aug 3, 2010

Tag Workshop: Wishbone Embroidery Circle

Once we have created, photographed, and described our latest creation, we come to the toughest part of listing an item on Etsy. Choosing tags that will accurately describe a design, and help it turn up in searches can be a difficult task. Every week, the Oh Canada Team shares some examples of which search terms shoppers and sellers use to locate different types of products.

This week, our Tag Workshop will focus on an item from our guest tagger, The Merriweather Council - a pretty embroidered wall-hanging.

Hand Embroidered Wishbone Stitch Circle by The Merriweather Council
Hand Embroidered Wishbone Stitch Circle
by The Merriweather Council

The description reads: Six beautiful colors - navy, light blue, red, light purple, yellow and light yellow - are hand stitched onto soft sea foam colored cotton fabric. If you look closely you might see why I call this the Wishbone stitch!

100% cotton floss and fabric!

Stretched in a 3 inch wooden embroidery hoop, this embroidery is ready to be displayed and can either be hung or placed. Hangs just like artwork, all you need is a pin or nail! The perfect addition to any collection of small artworks, works well in groups, plays nicely with others.

Can easily be used as a Christmas or holiday ornament by adding a small piece of ribbon to the closure!

All of my "wishbone" embroideries are one of a kind! No two will ever be the same!

Dark Ride suggests these tags:

needlecraft, cross stitch, circle hoop, embroidery,
navy blue, red, yellow, wishbone, ornament,
home decor, merriweather,
sea foam, cotton, free shipping,

Stuff by Steph recommends:

housewares, home décor, ornament, wall art,
needlecraft, hand embroidery, cotton, circle frame,
multi color, bright, ooak pattern, wishbone stitch,
merriweather, free shipping

Ux Critter suggests:

needlecraft, embroidery, framed, wall art,
hanging art, rainbow, colorful, hand stitched,
wall hanging, wishbone, artwork, ornament,
merriweathercouncil, free shipping

The Sage’s Cupboard recommends:

needlecraft, embroidery, wall, ornament,
cotton floss, wooden hoop, sea foam blue, multicolor,
wishbone stitch, small, round, ooak,
free shipping, delicate

And the actual tags are:

needlecraft, embroidery, ornament, wall,
circle, hand embroidery, danielle spurge,
cotton fabric, colorful, fiber art, art,
multiple, repeat, ready to hang

Each list is quite unique, with different interpretations of style and substance. When trying to tag an item that has many searchable elements, it helps to remember that no word needs to be used twice. If you can manipulate descriptive words so that each term is unique, you’ll get a lot more tag value on each line. As always, it is very important to stick with words that describe what your item is, and not what it could be.

For more help with Etsy tags, visit:

Tagging for Maximum Exposure
Increasing Your Item Views
Guidelines and Tips for Tagging on Etsy
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Visit Oh Canada every Tuesday for more tagging tips!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and The Merriweather Council


Steph said...

I love this series (though it looks like i missed the mark on this one sadly) ... these tag workshops are always fun and imformative - many thanks!

Mortira said...

Not at all! That's one of the great things about the exercise - to see what others would search for to find our items.

A lot of designs would fit into multiple categories, so it's a good idea to have a balance of listings with different main categories - when applicable.

Vintage and Supplies categories aren't supposed to be negotiable, so it's important to use those ones correctly!

the merriweather council said...

this has been unbelievably helpful to me, thanks to everyone and to the oh canada team!!

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