|Detail of 1672 sculpture, imported from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadness|
|35 Temple Place, Boston Ma, 617-482-4969|
The short story of this sad end is simply this, the lease has not been renewed. The owner of the building plans to develop the space into a restaurant. Susan and Stanly Baker, the owners of this great store, have looked to find another location, but the rents for comparable space in the city is just too high to successfully venture into a new location.
|Wall of buttons, photo used with permission from KoffeeKompanions.com|
|Tons of sewing notions|
I have spent many pleasant hours browsing, dreaming and shopping. I need to scrutinize my stash and see just what percent of my haul is from this shop, I'm guessing at least 40%, I will get back to you with those details.
The other great thing about Windsor Button is it was the venue that brought knitting notables into closer view for those of us frequenting the shop. I met Anne Weaver there when she did her trunk shows. Jess and Casey Forbes, the founders of Ravelry were there in support of Gina House, a knitwear designer, doing her trunk show. Alasdair Post-Quinn brought his amazing samples of double knitting when he did the trunk show associated with his book Extreme Double Knitting.
Windsor Button also participated for the past three years in the Red Line Yarn Crawl and offered treats, yarn tastings, and raffles. Last year, I was lucky and won basketful of Brown Sheep Nature Chunky wool that turned into my Iced Baked Beans cardigan. The funky project name? .... the colorway is called Baked Beans....
|One of the 2012 Red Line Yarn Crawl door prizes.|
Starting on Monday, February 11 at 10 AM, the shop will have markdowns ranging from 20-50%. The current stock of "On Sale" yarn goodies will go from 20% off to 50%. The stock in the shop will be 20% off. There are some restrictions and exclusions but the stock has to be moved out. Please spread the word, come in and do some serious stash enhancement and let these business owners know how you feel to know they are closing.