Enjoy fiber arts? Looking for a place to gather? Stop by ‘My Sisters Place’

Visitors dropped by My Sisters Place for a private reception Saturday. (Photos by Erika Sheehan)

Visitors visited My Sisters Place for a private reception Saturday. (Photo by Erika Sheehan)

Edmonds resident Dorothy Sheehan had a long-time dream to start a studio where her friends could gather to do needlepoint projects. She and her husband Tom found the perfect location — a residence for sale on 212th Street Southwest near the Five Corners intersection that had also been home to a barbershop.

The outside of the remodeled home, now "My Sisters Place."

The outside of the remodeled home, now “My Sisters Place.” (Photo courtesy of the My Sisters Place website)

With help from an architect and contractor, the couple remodeled the entire home inside and out, creating a warm welcoming space that includes not only a large main area (seating about 40) for fiber artists to meet and take classes and a smaller parlor area that seats 10-15. There is also a kitchen area suitable for food preparation and cleanup. (“Everything but an oven,” Dorothy noted.) In addition, several restaurants are within walking distance, Tom added.

About 70 people attended a private grand-opening reception on Saturday to get a sneak peek of the new space, called My Sisters Place.

Tom and Dorothy Sheehan (Photo by My Edmonds News)

The facility was designed for the fiber arts (everything from crochet to embroidery to quilting to basketry), and a number of classes are already on the calendar. But the couple also plans to rent out the space for a variety of other uses, including retreats, meetings and seminars. The day rate is $100 for the large room and $75 for the parlor area; hourly rental is also available for $20/hour with a three-hour minimum.

The main room is light and airy.

The main room is light and airy. (Photo by Erika Sheehan)

You can learn more by visiting the My Sisters Place website, by emailing Meet@MySistersPlaceInEdmonds.com or by calling 206-715-1297.

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2 Comments

  1. My Sister’s Place feels like home. Such a wonderful place to gather with friends and work on your needlepoint or other fiber arts. The lighting is perfect. Fabulous class room space and lots of parking. Enjoyed the grand opening so much. Much love and appreciation to the Sheehan’s.

  2. A good use of an old building that begged for a new purpose. It does add to the 5 Corners neighborhood. Best wishes.

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