Three Sheep Adds New Offerings during Pandemic
Submitted by Linda Shevel, owner, Three Sheep Gallery & Workshop
Is your business back to normal?
We’re trying to get back to normal. As people were vaccinated and the weather got nicer, we had a few weeks with more foot traffic. When the COVID numbers started going up again, the foot traffic slowed right down.
What is your “new normal?”
Three Sheep is both a hand-made gift shop and a fiber arts/weaving studio. Customers schedule private instruction and studio time. This allows the studio to keep running, but at a much lower capacity. The gift shop section relies more on shoppers and the foot traffic. Our new normal has shifted the focus to the fiber arts, primarily weaving, spinning with a bit of knit and crochet. We’ve also added one-of-a-kind hand-woven and hand-knit textiles and clothing.
How do you Rally Around Small Business and support the business community?
Many of our products are sourced from local businesses and artisans. When Three Sheep began five years ago, the plan was to provide an environment for local female artisans to sell their works, offer instruction so others could enjoy the benefits of art and creativity, and encourage and inspire each other. Our many of our customers travel a distance to weave with us. While they’re visiting, we give them recommendations for local independent restaurants, shops and cultural sites.
Pictured: Linda Shevel, owner of Three Sheep
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