03.17.20

Stay Home, Stay Healthy!

The Weaving Works is committed to doing our part to keep our community healthy. Updates to store operations will be posted here as we keep up with the ever-changing situation.

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Update May 2021:

 

We are not quite ready to start up full-size classes yet, but are looking forward to some online and small-size in-person classes soon!

 

Shipping orders continues on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, but we are often able to ship more frequently than that. Our post office service has started to feel more normal, and shipment delays are rare.

 

Curbside Pickup is still an option for local customers, and will continue to be an option.

 

 

Since we have been getting some queries about "opening up" now that vaccines are happening and COVID infection rates are dropping:

 

We have been an online-only store since the summer of 2017, and are housed in a smallish storage unit, so we are not set up for in-person shopping, and haven't been for several years! So for us, going "back to normal" does not include retail shopping hours. But if you need to see something in person, just let us know via email or phone message, and we can set up an appointment.

 

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Update October 2:

We are now offering curbside pickup for online orders, and private classes in weaving!

You will now see the new pickup option at checkout, and it is a little different from before. Read all about it here: Curbside Pickup.

Please check the Calendar for available pickup times before placing your order.

Lois is teaching weaving classes again, with some modifications. Yay!

Find the details here: Private Classes.

Shipping of orders is still happening at least three days a week, and sometimes more often. Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

Update May 13:

Due to the volume of orders we've been getting, I am now back to shipping orders three times a week! Thank you so much for your support.

Most of our suppliers are up and running, with some minor shipping delays, so we have been able to restock the shop. Please get in touch if there is something you have been waiting for.

Classes and order pickups are still on hold for now. We will continue to monitor changes in the situation and act accordingly.

 

Update March 30:

As a business run by a single person, the Weaving Works is permitted to continue shipping orders during the shutdown, without any public interaction. However, we would like to remain conscious of the need for medical supplies, food, and other essential items to take priority for shipping providers. With this in mind, I will ship orders once per week while Washington state is under stay-home orders, and promise to keep in touch about your order status as things change. Thank you for your patience!

 

Update March 23:

As you may have heard, Governor Inslee has declared a two-week stay-home order in Washington state to contain the spread of the coronavirus. This means that I will not be able to ship orders after Wednesday, March 25. If you need to order anything from our online store, I ask that you do that by 9am on Wednesday, so that I can get it to the mail room before the mail pickup. I will continue to be available by email at home during the two-week quarantine.

Stay home, stay healthy!

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In case you weren't aware, the Weaving Works is currently run by just one person, with much-appreciated support from owner, Marcy and previous manager, Jessi. Hi, it's me, Jennifer.  :)

As the sole staff member, I will do what I can to stay well and keep the shop running. However, if I do become sick, I will keep myself at home, and will not be able to ship orders. I promise to keep you informed if circumstances change.

We know that our online shop has the potential to weather this storm and continue to keep you and your family engaged during these trying times, health willing, for which we are grateful. In this spirit, I am making the following changes to keep this community safer and keep the shop up and running. All of these changes are temporary, and subject to change as the situation develops, so we are trying to stay flexible. Though it seems strange that "cooperation," in this case, means staying away from each other, I thank you for your cooperation!

 


Local pickups are on hold until April 17, at which point we will re-evaluate the situation.

Please allow me to ship your order instead! As nice as it is to see your smiling faces and talk about your project plans, reducing social contact is the better option. Shoot me an email at info@weavingworks.com or give us a call at (206) 524-1221 if you want to chat about your project, tools, or materials.

Orders go in the mail the same or next day, and orders shipped to the Seattle area usually arrive within one day!

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Class Looms and Wheels


For students with class equipment at home: if you are ready to bring equipment back, please get in touch with me via email to arrange a time to do that.

If you are sick, or vulnerable to getting sick, please stay home! We will be waiving the after-class rental fees for everyone during this time.

 


I am working closely with our teachers to make decisions about class arrangements. No new classes are being scheduled at this point, and a couple have been postponed.

If you are enrolled in a class that you are unable or uncomfortable to attend, please let us know. We will not require the usual 7 day's notice for you to receive a full refund. We just ask that you let us know as soon as you know, to help us adjust scheduling if necessary.

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As the situation with the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) develops, we will continue to make the necessary adjustments to keep our community healthy, and to keep you informed of changes. May your craft of choice be a comfort to you during these uncertain and difficult times. Please stay home, be well, and keep making beautiful things!

 

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