Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sponsor: Fibre Space
1. What is your website?
2. What is your Ravelry name/group?
Group Name: Fans of Fibre Space
3. Where are you located and what are your hours?
102 N Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Mon-Tues, Fri-Sat: 10 am – 7 pm
Weds – Thurs: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
4. What kinds of things do you carry?
Neighborhood Fiber Co
Blue Sky Alpacas
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
5. How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open a LYS?
We have been in business since July 2009.
the fibre space shop grew out of Knit-a-Gogo, Inc., which was opened in October of 2006 to provide knitting classes, parties and events at coffee shops and bakeries in the DC metro area. Danielle Romanetti was the sole teacher and operator of the business until 2008. In August of 2008, the business expanded to six additional teachers and three new locations. The Knit-a-Gogo following grew and eventually demanded a permanent home. In July 2009, Knit-a-Gogo expanded into fibre space, a new retail store space with a classroom and events space.
6. What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?
I love being inspired by my customer’s creativity. Every day, someone points out a new great pattern that they found or puts together two colors that I would never have thought of putting together. I really have the greatest job in the world.