Learn to make felt… or fix your bike

The Field House (5465 Leary Ave NW), which opened last October, came onto the scene as your local “mercantile” selling everything from Filson lunchboxes to candles and clothing.

Along with the retail side of the shop, Owner Nicole Miller is also bringing in people to teach free classes on a variety of topics. This month you can learn about the “Wine of Piedmont, Italy: Culture and Tasting,” at a class on March 7th. The following week is “Bike Maintenance and Preparation,” followed by “Age-Old Wet Felting Techniques.” The final Sunday in March you can “Mend & Measure: Save money, save your favorite garment, consume less.” All classes start at 3:00pm and are open to the public. More information can be found here.


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Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

“groceries, clothing, perfumes, boots, tools”

Sounds like an Old West general store. I hope it works. The place really cleaned up nicely.

Ytoo
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Ytoo

Yes, in the old west work boots cost $500 and a bar of soap $25. I call it The Urban Lumberjack.

Name
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Name

““Age-Old Wet Felting Techniques.”

Better than Age-Old Felching Techniques I suppose.

Charles
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Surprising considering they sell vests for $400! $400. For a vest.

SPG
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SPG

I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

Gurple
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I saw a sort of cape-jacket thing in there for $650. If everything else was reasonably priced and then they had this joke cape for $650, that would be pretty funny. That, however, is not the case.

I maintain an open mind about the owners of the shop. Perhaps they are expert felters with highly-developed wine palates. Their customers, on the other hand, are morons.

Bimmer
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Bimmer

“Mend & Measure: Save money, save your favorite garment, consume less”
Right, people who plunk 200 quids for a flannel shirt at this store will certainly be interested in this class.
I wonder if the owner is one of those born-millionaire people that have no real idea what things cost and are worth to regular people — you know, people who live in Ballard.

Alex
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Alex

Anyone taking bets on how long “The Poseur House ” place will in business ?

Malcolm
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Malcolm

Errrrr, Bimmer, it's 200 quid. Not 200 “quids”.

Not sure why you're even using Brit slang but you don't pluralize quid in that instance (or almost ever.)

Cheers,

Malcolm
SE London

Gurple
Member

I think Bimmer meant “squid”. As in, “$50 for a pair of socks? I could get a dozen squid for that price!”

aa
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aa

If you're not complaining about things costing too much you're complaining about Ballard losing it's character. Go shop at Fred Meyer if you want to, I like the fact that this store is reaching out to the neighborhood by offering interesting, albeit kitchy, classes. It's the definition of character and is part of the diverse fabric of the Ballard community. Besides, how much is it worth to have your core warm, but still have the uninhibited flexibility of arm movement? Priceless.

fuzzbeans
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fuzzbeans

I'm not usually one to complain about the prices in “new” Ballard and I like character, but this place is insane. The clothes and accessories are nice, but it seems like they're for the costumers and prop masters of the movies filmed here, not the people who live East of 32nd.

I was similarly disappointed with Kitchen 'n' Things: $150 stove top griddle. Uhhh, no thanks.