KENNEWICK, Wash. -The
Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership has welcomed another merchant to its list
of eclectic shops.
Friends and neighbors
watched Susan Schmieman Friday cut the ribbon outside her new store, Flying
Fiber, filled with rugs, blankets, and other woven products.
Schmieman has been
weaving for more than a decade.
"My grandma was a weaver and
she was from Finland and she took rags, clothing, and cut them into strips and
wove rugs out of them. So it's in my blood. I can't help it."
Schmieman works on
projects inside her shop where she has several looms. She also teaches classes.
"When I weave it takes
me back to the past, just like making bread. It's very peaceful."
Flying fiber is located at 11South Benton in downtown Kennewick.