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Weaving Works: Lost and Found In the Roosevelt Neighborhood

September 16th, 2014 by master

Since 1974, Weaving Works has been a resource for Seattle fiber artists, crafters and the yarn-curious. Residing for years in the University District, Weaving Works has now relocated to the Roosevelt business district.

In their second month at the new location 6514 Roosevelt Way NE, they still get the occasional frantic caller standing in their old location wondering where they are.

“No worries though” — Jennifer and other employees assure them — “we are still around, still owned by Marcy Johnson, still have the same amazing inventory, still offer classes and most importantly, yes, we still have looms!

Today they are extra excited as they just launched their Fall Class Schedule.

Have you always wanted to try Appalachian Basket Weaving or other Exotic Fiber Arts? Or, are you looking to learn how to knit, crochet or weave? Not only do they have a very knowledgable staff, Weaving Works also has a great reputation for excellent classes.

The new space is bright and cheery. Albeit, a little smaller, the layout and organization of their yarns, wool and supplies was methodical and I had no trouble locating what I needed for my current knitting project.

I do miss the bazillion knitted samples that the old space had, though, I’m sure in time samples of cute baby hats, whimsical shawls, and delicate lace sweaters will cover the walls and tempt me to try a project just outside of my comfort zone.

Being that I personally live right smack in the middle of where they used to be and where they are now, it’s no sweat off my back to take a walk to get a skein or two. Unfortunately, their new location is sans a parking lot, of which customers might miss, but if you really need a parking lot, there is the whole foods complex just about a block-and-a-half south where you could probably secure a spot.

Roosevelt is definitely taking off with a lot of new businesses. When you grab some yarn for your winter fiber projects you can hop next door to Atlantic Crossing or one of the many other restaurants and pups in the area. Jennifer and her co-worker said the great food in their new ‘hood is a plus!

For More Information About Weaving Works Go To Their Website Or Visit Their FaceBook Page.

Phone (206) 524-1221/1-888-524-1221

M. CLOSED T.TH.F 11AM-6PM W. 12-7PM SAT. 11AM-5PM SUN. 11AM-3PM

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Aquarium Zen: a Meditation on Natural Aquatic Spaces for Your Home

September 13th, 2014 by master

Steve Waldron: The Man Behind Aquarium Zen

Two Years in the Making, Steve Waldron has been growing plants, maintaining environments, designing space and dreaming for this day.

With the intention of introducing people to a more natural experience of fish aquarium care-taking, Aquarium Zen is more about stewardship of an ecosystem than just about fish.

Opening today, Saturday September 13, Waldron’s vision has come out of the depth of his imagination to the surface. The place is just beautiful! Even if you are not in the market for a home aquarium set-up, the environment is inspiring to be in.

Waldron says that Live Plant Aquariums are great for year-round garden lovers. With live plants you have to prune and weed just like an outside garden, but this garden you get to populate with amazing underwater creatures.

Aquarium Zen is located at 920 NE 64th St andĀ open Wed – Fri 1pm – 8pm, Sat & Sun 11-6. Being a one man operation, AZ is closed on Mon & Tues.

Be an awesome neighbor and stop by and welcome Aquarium Zen to the Roosevelt Neighborhood (just a hop over from the U-district) Between the Sunlight Cafe and Bol.

all the plants are live and can take up to a year to fully sustain a fish population

Living Wall: a symbiotic environment where water is pumped from the tank and feeds the plants on the rock wall attachment

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What's he building in there? New restaurant opening next to Taste of India

October 28th, 2011 by master

What's he building in there?

A new cafe and lounge will work side-by-side with Taste of India

For months the house next to Taste of India on Roosevelt Way NE slowly but surely has been transforming into something clearly related to but obviously separate from it’s wildly popular neighbor. First it was a new paint job, then florescent lights, then an outdoor deck. But what is it?

According to Taste of India owner Mohammad Arfan Bhatti the renovation will result in a new restaurant that’s intended to be a “lounge and cafe mix.” It’s a clever way to capture some of the overflow that frequently spills out the door from the larger building to the north.

“We want to offer food that doesn’t compete (with Taste of India) and is at a lower price,” said Arfan Bhatti.He adds that the as-of-yet named restaurant will serve a mix of Indian, Middle Eastern and American cuisine that will be lighter, healthful food.

The space is small and not intended to seat many people. Arfan Bhatti said he envisions it will be more of a casual hangout for the neighborhood.

Doors are expected to open in January.

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What’s he building in there? New restaurant opening next to Taste of India

October 28th, 2011 by master

What's he building in there?

A new cafe and lounge will work side-by-side with Taste of India

For months the house next to Taste of India on Roosevelt Way NE slowly but surely has been transforming into something clearly related to but obviously separate from it’s wildly popular neighbor. First it was a new paint job, then florescent lights, then an outdoor deck. But what is it?

According to Taste of India owner Mohammad Arfan Bhatti the renovation will result in a new restaurant that’s intended to be a “lounge and cafe mix.” It’s a clever way to capture some of the overflow that frequently spills out the door from the larger building to the north.

“We want to offer food that doesn’t compete (with Taste of India) and is at a lower price,” said Arfan Bhatti.He adds that the as-of-yet named restaurant will serve a mix of Indian, Middle Eastern and American cuisine that will be lighter, healthful food.

The space is small and not intended to seat many people. Arfan Bhatti said he envisions it will be more of a casual hangout for the neighborhood.

Doors are expected to open in January.

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