03.17.20

Stay Home, Stay Healthy!

The Weaving Works is committed to doing our part to keep our community healthy, and we are making a few adjustments in accordance with recommendations from health officials.

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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.

small basket of weaving shuttles holding a variety of yarns, resting on a stretched warp on a loom

 

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!

 

10.09.13

Rep Weave: Class is in Session!

When Claudia Hicks offered an introductory class on Rep Weave, also known as Ripsmatta, three of the Weaving Works staff (would have been more, but someone has to do the work), jumped to sign up.

 

With Claudia's information and draft each in hand, three teams selected colors and warped a loom. 

 

This one is from Team Parakeet ;)

 

After discussing rag choices, everyone went to find their own. Carrie went full steam ahead and decided to tie-dye some thrift sheets fun colors for Jessica and herself.

 
 

 Go Team Parakeet!

 

Everyone is taking their turns weaving on each of the looms; two place mats or a table runner per warp!

 

 

The other warps in progress

 

 

For more information on Claudia and her work, check out her blog or as RepWeaver on Weavolution. For more classes, check out our class calendar.