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Urban Fauna Studio August 30, 2008

Filed under: Elsewhere! — reichenbachfalls @ 8:25 pm

Well, that was quite a Sunset adventure for a Saturday morning. A new fibercraft shop — Urban Fauna Studio — opened ten blocks from my house!!!!!

When the Princess and I rounded the corner at 16th Avenue, we were worried the massive line out the door was just to GET INTO the shop, but, as it turned out, they were having some first-day computer issues.

The shop is tiny and was so overwhelmed we waited over an hour to buy our goodies. But how great is it to live in a city where a fledgling craft shop can be so swamped on the very first day, thanks to buzz on the Internets?

I was able to snap up a free goody bag with purchase (contained a stitch marker, o-wool sample, tape measure, and embroidery iron-on patterns among other items).

A frantic initial eyeballing (before I jumped in that ever-lengthening line) revealed some be sweet and o-wool yarns, a good bit of roving, spinning wheels and spindles. Everyone was sweet and apologetic. They promise classes and workshops as well. There was a demonstration of a tiny Hazel Rose reclaimed-wood loom that led to the Princess demanding (and receiving) one.

I bought a drop spindle and an ounce of Corriedale roving! Uh oh.

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