Many of you have heard it from me already, or heard it from a friend….we are moving our location again. This time, when I say we are moving home, I mean it literally. My husband, Eric, is in the process of building a 900 sf studio on top of his workshop area for ME! It has a vaulted ceiling, lots of natural light from 8 huge picture windows and a screened in porch looking over the woods and ponds. Things have been a little confusing lately because not everything has been moving as planned, but it is definitely going in the right direction. We hope to have the building partially done, enough to move things in downstairs, by the end of August. Luckily, our landlord at the Range Line St shop is very understanding and is letting us rent month to month until we get moved.
This is going to be a great move for us. We will be expanding our website for sales, building our YouTube channel, traveling to all of our usual shows to vend and teach PLUS have the flexibility to attend more. I will still teach workshops and offer classes at the new location, as well as private tutoring in all your fiber artistic desires. When we are gone to shows, the shop will be closed, so please call before coming out to see us. I will be keeping the same number. Details on our address will come when we start moving, but it is only 15 minutes from the current location.
There will be some changes, of course. I am trying to get the inventory back to what it was before – you know – when I opened in 2003 with a mission statement: “To provide quality materials, natural fibers and yarns with exceptional instruction and customer service for all fiber artists.” I strove then, and now, to only stock domestic, local, Indie or fair trade products. An LYS with a conscience, what a concept! Some big companies I can’t avoid (you do want needles, right?) But, no more Berroco, Plymouth or even Cascade. I will always carry Brown Sheep Company yarns because they only use domestic wool and are a family owned company out of Nebraska. I will be able to bring back even more glorious, independently dyed yarns from the shows if I don’t have big payments to the big box yarn companies that require massive minimum orders and the overhead of shop rent and payroll.
So please bear with us during this transition. Bex will be at the shop Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 thru August. September is still up in the air, but call us, we’ll make sure you get the help and yarn you need! We will update more often to keep you all informed.