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
dyeing · felting · spinning · surface design · textile arts · weaving


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. As of summer of 2017, we have closed our retail operations. We still teach classes at our office location, but the "store" is now online only. Thank you for your support!

We believe learning is a lifelong gift to oneself


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.

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

The Weaving Works



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


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


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


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


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


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


The Weaving Works’ first website goes live


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


Online shopping added to our website


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


Launch of this brand new website and on-line store

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
In July 2017, The Weaving Works closed its retail operations, choosing instead to focus on online sales and developing more robust educational programs and opportunities.