124 Klondike RD (next to Globe)
Republic, WA 99166
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Set on the hillside, just above Republic, WA, is a Chelsea’s Acres’ small farm shop. With arguably one of the best views of any store in Ferry County, this little store sells produce and eggs seasonally; and fiber, fiber art supplies, and finished products from their fiber farm, year round. Teri, one of Chelsea’s Acres’ owners, adds that they have “…eco-dyed silk scarves, created using the plants that grow in our garden and wildcrafted.”
The shop’s hours are variable, but don’t let that deter you from driving the mile up Klondike (remember that view?). Teri explains that “the shop is open when signs are out, mostly every day in the summer. It is based on honor system – take what you’d like, and there is a can for money or check. If someone needs assistance, we are usually working in the garden or in studio, just ring bell or call [the] house…” She also stocks spinning wheels and looms.
Teri offers fiber arts classes in her studio room at the farm house, and all supplies are included. Classes build on skills gained in the previous classes, but are designed so that anyone can join in at any point. Children 8 and above can sign up to attend a class. She specifically welcomes tourists to take her classes, as “…it gives them an introduction to the fiber arts from the wool sheared from the lamb, to a finished product.”