About Wyldwood Creative
Wyldwood Creative's mission is to provide a curated selection of fabric and tools, an inclusive community for makers, and to make crafting more accessible to everyone, no matter their skill level or budget.
Recognizing systemic racism is important to any business, no matter what they sell. Here at Wyldwood Creative we use our social platforms and online presence to work towards the education of the public about important issues. We donate monthly to rotating nonprofits that are fighting for racial justice and serving under represented communities. Most importantly we are doing the work within in our selves to combat racism wherever we find it. We recognize that words are just that, words and it takes consistent action to make change. We aim to do our part to effect change in the sewing and maker community.
"The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it. Including in yourself." - Ijoema Oluo
Respect to Native Land
We acknowledge that our store is located on occupied Duwamish land. We honor the stewards of this land that have been here since time immemorial. We pay a monthly rent to the Duwamish people to help preserve their culture and to take accountability for treaties that have not been honored. To learn more about becoming a "real renter" please visit Real Rent Duwamish.
AccessibilityWe believe everyone can benefit from making and there should not be a limit on who can craft. That’s why at Wyldwood Creative, we are working towards bringing accessibility to crafting through our growing scholarship program and sliding scale pricing for Sewing 101. So, regardless of your budget or skill level, you will be able to take part in creating art with us. To stay up-to-date on the full availability of this program, please consider joining our newsletter for all Wyldwood Creative news and happenings!
We believe sewing and making are for everyone! Regardless of age, gender identity, race, size, or any other factors, we want you to feel welcome in the store and help your creative vision come to life.
If you choose not to be inclusive, we kindly ask that you do not visit our store and compromise the safe space that we have created.
We believe that reducing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact are of the utmost importance. We do this by: Using 100% recycled poly-mailers with as little shipping and packaging materials as possible. We re-use paper bags donated to us by our customers for in-store purchases (if you have any lying around, please bring them in!). We only carry natural-fiber fabrics - we do not and will never carry polyester or rayon fabric. We do our best to source materials from companies who are also working to reduce their impact on the planet (see a list of our suppliers' equity and sustainability values here). We also partner with Ridwell to recycle all our plastic film and fabric scraps.
We do our best to work with suppliers who's values align with ours. However we know that it's not possible to do this 100% while maintaining a fully stocked sewing and crafting store. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible about our vendors so you can make informed decisions. See a list of our suppliers' equity and sustainability values here.
We have a few standards in-place that we will not budge on: We only carry garment patterns that are size-inclusive (offering up to at least a 59" hip) in their printed form. We also carry gift items only from local and small businesses.
Wyldwood Creative was born from a desire to help others find and express their inner artist. We are an inclusive space where everyone is welcome to explore their creative side in a judgment free zone.
Our owner, Tawnee, is a naturally crafty person and loves to make all sorts of things. For years she heard people say "You made that?! I could never make something like that, I'm just not crafty." Here at Wyldwood we just don't believe this is true. We believe everyone has a creative side and it's just a matter of finding the right medium or project to discover it.
To help you discover that thing that sparks joy we coordinate with local artists to provide a broad selection of classes and workshops. You will see classes for sewing, quilting, watercolor, embroidery, and many others on the schedule. We provide a community creative space for you to pursue your passion and learn something new with like-minded individuals.
Along with our classes Wyldwood Creative carries a curated selection of modern fabrics. We also carry a wide variety of local made goods. Cards, notebooks, candles, etc. all sourced from artists in the Pacific Northwest.
We can't wait for you to visit our light filled space just south of Seattle in the heart of Downtown Renton. Plan to stay for a while and check out all of the other amazing small businesses right here in Renton.