Proceeding with caution
As the COVID-19 situation continues and more restrictions are once again in place here in Oregon, please be assured that I am continuing to take appropriate precautions in the shop.
Starting Tuesday, November 17, shop hours are increasing to provide you more opportunity to visit and continue to keep occupancy levels low.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11 to 5
Friday and Saturday - 11 to 6
Sunday - 12 to 5
Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the shop and must cover both your mouth and nose. No exceptions. Single-use masks are available if you need one, and some locally made washable cotton ones are for sale.
Please stop at the hand sanitizer station and use it before shopping. It's a lovely, locally made product that smells wonderful and is nice to your hands. If you like it, you are welcome to buy some to take with you.
The number of shoppers allowed in the shop remains low. This hasn't been a problem (it would actually be a good one to have), but if your visit coincides with several other customers, you may be asked to wait outside for a bit so that social distances can be maintained in accordance with guidelines. Thank you for your patience.
The online shop remains available with a cross-section of products represented. If there's something you're looking for that's not listed, I'm happy to help over the phone or via email. Orders of $50 or more are still shipping for free as a courtesy during these times.
A local pick-up option is also available on the online shop. I'm working with the City of Portland to get a parking spot near the front of the shop marked as a 5-minute slot for this purpose. Hopefully that will happen soon. The spot will be shared with our neighbors Verizon Express, Pixie Retreat, and Pizza Schmizza. UPDATE! The City has designated TWO parking spots at the corner of NW 11th and Glisan as 5-minute curbside pick-up areas. :)
And of course surfaces are being sanitized on a regular basis, even though surface transmission isn't the most prevalent way scientists feel this virus spreads. It never hurts to be careful.
In these stressful times, working with wonderful fibers is helping me stay calm. I hope that's true for you as well, and I'm grateful the shop can be open so you can come and see the beautiful colors and feel the textures as you stock up on supplies. Stitch by stitch we will get through this!
Thank you for trusting Pearl Fiber Arts and shopping with here. I am truly grateful.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Photo Credit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) crochet pattern by Coco Bennett