Time to Say Goodbye

Hello, Friends

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Well, this is a much more difficult letter to write than the last one. Attempts to find a new caretaker for The Weaving Works have not been fruitful, and we have come to the unhappy decision that it is time to close the shop.



I’m really sorry that it has turned out this way, and sorry for all of the disappointment and sadness that this news brings.


We will all probably feel a bit “adrift” in the coming months, having counted on The Weaving Works as a local institution for nearly 50 years. But as I’ve said before, the weaving and fiber arts community is strong in the Pacific Northwest, and we can still focus our support and creative energy on other fiber arts shops and organizations in our area. There is no doubt that this void will be filled in due time, and I will see you all around!


The number-one most helpful thing you can do for us right now is to shop the final liquidation sale on our website. We very much want to get all of these things into the hands of makers before we close the doors. I won’t be restocking after today, but the shop is currently very full of all of your favorite yarns and fibers, plus books, tools, dyes, and small equipment.


  • Lots of items are already marked down, and you will want to shop sooner for the best selection.

  • After the first week in April, a starting 10% discount will apply to everything, including those items already on sale.

  • As stock levels decrease, the discount percentage will increase. No coupon code is needed- the discount will automatically apply in your cart.

  • We can’t put anything on hold or layaway, or apply discounts to previous purchases.

  • Now is the time to spend any unused gift certificates!

  • Inventory on the website is up to date, so if you can add it to your cart and checkout, that means it is in stock.

  • Curbside pickup will be available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, through the end of April. If these pickup times don’t work for you or you are not local, you can still choose to have your order shipped.


Even in this isolated storeroom, We have felt your love and support for the shop these past few years. Thank you for learning with us, thank you for hanging around for a chat, and thank you for sharing inspiration in all the ways that you do. We look forward to seeing you all at the guilds, at the shows, and every meetup where fibers abound.


Signing off,

With Gratitude,

Marcy and Jennifer

The Weaving Works



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