When I hear the word ‘mercantile’, it conjures up visions of an older building full of provisions, from olden days. Makers’ Mercantile, located in Kent, Washington, is far from the olden days, haha, but they are a mercantile. They have provisions for all types of making!
The store is good size with great light and it’s full of color! I was greeted right as I walked through the door, everyone was very friendly, and the store was busy! On the left hand side of the store there is a nice long table, full of chairs. I wished I had taken a picture of it now, so you could see it. I didn’t because there were so many people sitting, knitting and talking that I didn’t want to make them feel uncomfortable with the camera. Next time I’ll be brave and ask if they care.
They really do have it all for makers of all kinds, yarn — lots of yarn, for knitting and crochet, needles and hooks and notions to go along with that. I saw a room and section dedicated to fabric and that is where you would find all the buttons. What struck my eye was the cute bags I saw, and the kits you could purchase to make the bags. They even had cork fabric! If you are more of a knitting basket kind of person, they had baskets too. They have some weaving equipment and of course ball winders and swifts. If this isn’t enough…they have a café of sorts in the back. They had the most scrumptious selection of macrons for purchase and they can make you a coffee or tea. I use the word scrumptious because I bought some macrons, and let me tell you they were scrumptious!
The day I was there they were expecting Olive Knits, Marie Greene in a matter of days for a book signing and talk. They had her newest book right up front, Seamless Knit Sweaters In 2 Weeks! I did purchase one, and want to knit all of them — sweater knitting is so hot right now.
What a fun and interesting store!