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.
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.
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.