There are so many changes that the pandemic forced upon us, but perhaps the most painful was the removal of our lounge on the first floor. When we closed the doors to the public and moved entirely online in Spring 2020, I decided to give away the sofas rather than pay to store them. We needed the additional floor space to process shipments and store deliveries. We also knew that when we reopened, we would need to spread our shelving further apart and the area where the lounge was would no longer be available for seating. Now over two years later, we have worked with our fabulous design team to create two seating areas in the shop again. But we also made a huge change and added a second floor retail space!
You will now find our bulky weight on this floor – the largest yarns that we have. In addition, this space also has our spinning fiber (we have a ton right now!) and weaving supplies for both tapestry and rigid heddle.
This room also has a classroom table and will expand into three classroom tables for larger workshops. (We have quite a line up this fall!!) There is a comfy boucle sofa and two lounge chairs as well as two wool felt ottomans for additional seating. The hutch at the back of the room has shop samples not currently on display but ready for you to look at and play with! And there’s book storage as well – overflow of what is already on the first floor library.
The first floor also has two seats so that your guests can wait while you shop or a place for you to sit and look through a pattern book or just lay out your yarn ideas and make decisions. That will be complete next week with these AMAZING snuggly woolly chairs:
It’s been a work in progress for a few weeks now and we are almost finished – just waiting on our pendant light to arrive and the last two chairs for the first floor. We look forward to seeing you all stitching away in the lounge during your down time. We host weekly Stitch in Space on Thursdays “after work” until 9 pm. There’s also a good gathering on Friday early afternoons. But feel free to use this space anytime we are open!