Village Wools to close - Albuquerque Journal

Village Wools to close

Village Wools, a 44-year-old institution among weavers, knitters and felters, is closing its doors on Aug. 28.

“For reasons many and various, it has become fiscally impossible to remain open,” the four owners said in a posting on their website. “It was a hard but ultimately obvious decision — purely a business one.”

The business has been at 5916 Anaheim NE for the past nine years, but previous locations have included Old Town and on San Mateo NE.

“We hoped the last few years it would turn around, and it did not,” owner Franzi Collins said in a phone interview Monday.

She said the store relied on winter business to pay off loans taken out during the summer, but during the past few years there haven’t been enough customers during winter months to cover the costs.

The owners said summer classes through August will continue as scheduled, and gift certificates and store credits should be used before the store closes.

“We will miss being able to serve you; answering your questions, teaching, providing space for meet-ins and the Guild Library, helping you choose the materials you wanted and needed for your lovely creations, bailing you out of those trick stuck places and hopefully encouraging you at every turn,” the email said.

 


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