Stranded by the Sea is a local yarn store, a source for finished yarns, spinning supplies, social knitting and spinning, and education.
We are currently in the process of setting up shop. We have found a store front retail space in the downtown Edmonds area and planning for store opening later this year, in the late-summer or fall of 2018.
Our shop will offer yarn and knitting supplies for sale, knitting classes, fiber and spinning equipment, spinning and fiber preparation classes, and provide an in-store workshop and studio for students to come in and use the workshop equipment or rent equipment for personal projects and practice outside of class time.
Our focus is on the use of natural fibers and wool, and avoiding synthetics and chemically-treated wool, for both ecological and artisan purposes. For the artisan, we will offer educational and workshop courses on production from sheep to sweater and consumer access to sustainable artisan quality materials that have been locally sourced from sheep farmers, mills, local dyers, and hand-craft producers in the area. Also, we will offer educational programming about the pollution of the waterways and the marine life from synthetic fibers and manufacturing seen both globally and here locally in the Puget Sound and Salish Sea region. Doing our small part to preserve the oceans.
Quality, reliable spinning equipment requires good craftsmanship and quality materials. We plan to provide a workshop and studio setting for people that are interested in learning to spin, so they can more readily access spinning equipment for learning how to spin. We believe that students and customers should feel comfortable and confident with their equipment. Spinning and knitting should be a life long .
We are a fledgling operation and this is the very beginning of our adventure. Please bear with us as we grow.
Please visit our Etsy shop for our current offerings