about us

Weaving Works
The Weaving Works staff loves yarn, fiber, texture, color and fiber arts. We love to make, teach and share. Let us join you on your creative journey.

Founded in 1974, owner and professional weaver, Marcy Johnson, opened the store in a small corner shop in Seattle’s University District to supply her students and local weavers with affordable quality materials. Over the years, The Weaving Works has grown into a store and school supporting all aspects of the textile arts. Marcy has always reached out to the Pacific Northwest arts community to further the fiber arts with youth and adult programs.


Weaving Works
basketry · crochet · dyeing · felting · knitting · spinning · surface design · textile arts · weaving

Shop

As Seattle’s oldest yarn store, we have a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with you. Our staff is knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of fiber arts. We select our products as if we were selecting them for ourselves. From high-end and luxury to everyday quality, from locally sourced to the Himalayas, we carry materials and equipment for everyone and every project. In effort to further support and energize the arts and crafts community, we have invited prominent textile artists such as Kaffe Fassett, Franklin Habit, Norman Kennedy, and Anita Mayer, to give workshops and talks and meet some of our local talent. Our online shop includes a selection of the items we carry in our store. Check out our staff picks. You may also check here for a list of product lines we carry. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Drop us a line or give us a call.


We believe learning is a lifelong gift to oneself

Education

We offer a variety of ways to get started and develop your hand craft skills. Over the years, our educators and workshop leaders have taught many new and lifelong fiber enthusiasts how to weave, spin, knit, crochet and more. Our staff is always here to assist. Visit us with your questions, take a class or read our blog! Thank you for making us a part of your fiber arts journey. We appreciate you being a part of ours.

Thank you for making us a part of your fiber arts journey. We appreciate you being a part of ours.

Sincerely,
The Weaving Works

Timeline

1974

Marcy Johnson opens The Weaving Works in a small building in Seattle’s University District at the corner of NE 52nd and Brooklyn Ave NE, offering classes and supplies for spinners, knitters and weavers

1976

Marcy Johnson is President of the Seattle Weavers’ Guild and initiates the SWG Ethic Looms Study Group

1979

In the fall, classes and storage expand into the adjacent house

1988

Without closing a single day, The Weaving Works moves into a new location a few blocks south at 4717 Brooklyn Ave NE

1980-1982

Marcy Johnson is head of the Commercial Exhibits Committee for the HGA National Convergence 1982 at the Seattle Center

1982

Staff member and teacher, Caroline Jorstad, publishes the book Ethnic Looms with University Press. This book contains the resulting articles from the SWG Ethnic Loom Study Group for Convergence 1982

1998

The Weaving Works’ first website goes live

2004

Constantly growing and reaching out to the community, The Weaving Works celebrates their 30th anniversary

2009

Online shopping added to our website

2011

Our first Sheep Shearing at the store with Lynne and Dave Schweider and the Pines Farm

2013

Launch of this brand new website and on-line store

2014
After over 25 years in its last location, The Weaving Works moves less than a mile north to its current home at 6514 Roosevelt Way NE