Woodland Woolworks is going out of business.
Those words leave me with a dead space in my heart, but unfortunately it’s true. Like so very many knitters & fiber people, working in this industry – owning a yarn store – had been a dream for many years. There had even been a couple of false starts, negotiations to buy other yarn businesses, thoughts of starting from scratch, and then the dream came true when I was able to buy this business. I met so many wonderful people, I learned so much. I have so many treasured memories, and I thank you all for those.
But the world has changed since 2005 when I bought the business, as it always does. Changes we should have seen, changes we could not have seen, competition in more forms than we could imagine (digital downloads, anyone?). I tried to ride out the economic storm, I tried a lot of changes internally. But it’s not working, so the time has come.
I want to thank all of our loyal and wonderful customers, the fabulous vendors and yarn reps we’ve worked with, and most of all, my employees who’ve been such a joy to work with. That’s the hardest part of all, having to let them go. Please, I know you will be patient and kind with them as we go through this transition; it’s really hard for them too.
If you use the coupon code Going, you’ll get 25% off your order – even 25% off stuff that’s already on sale. In stock items only, of course. If you have a back-order with us, we will not be able to fill that order and we will be contacting you about it as soon as possible.