Dear Friends of Treadle,
As Bob Dylan wrote, “for the times they are a changin’.” This has been a challenging year at Treadle. Following a banner year in 2012, sales this year have been very soft and we find ourselves struggling to survive. My Parkinson’s Disease has progressed and I find I must make some concessions in order to lighten my work load and stress level. I have been seeking a buyer for Treadle for over 9 months. While several individuals have expressed interest and explored the possibility of a purchase, as of this writing, no one has been able to put together a viable proposal. Barring a sale, Treadle will close sometime in the first half of 2014.
I would love to see Treadle continue to serve the incredibly talented and wonderful sewing enthusiasts we have come to know and love. My heart and soul have gone into this place and I have come to know so many caring, warm, funny and compassionate women and men, and feel so blessed to be able to call you my friends. My fabulous band of hard working, creative co-workers is ready to carry on under new ownership and I have pledged to stay on as long as needed during the transition.
Be on the lookout for news of a potential crowd funding campaign and changes to our hours of operation. Please know how grateful we are for your support. We are working very hard to find a way to allow Treadle to continue.
Mary Daley and the crack staff at Treadle