Hello, dear readers! I hope your Friday is going along nicely and that you are all geared up for an exciting weekend. Today we’ll take a look at another retailer where Them Days is available.
Dorothy’s Crafts and Sewing is owned and operated by Dorothy Clark. While Dorothy is originally from Glewnood, Newfoundland, she has lived in Goose Bay for many years and purchased the craft shop seven years ago. The previous owner, a woman named Phyllis, taught Dorothy how to make jackets and boots, along with many other crafts. While it’s not as busy as it was in years gone by with a smaller town population, many people still frequent Dorothy’s for their craft needs. If you’re looking for sewing to be done, that can be handled as well, whether it’s a small job or a custom made parka that you’re looking for. Many members of parliament have stopped in over the years to buy crafts from this central location.
Dulcy McNeill has worked alongside Dorothy for many years, and has run the shop for months at a time. A former Hudson’s bay employee whose family originally comes from the north coast of Labrador, Dulcy started off working at a craft shop in North West River over fifteen years ago. Dulcy initially wondered how she’d gotten on selected to come on board, as she wasn’t a trained craftsperson. However, over the years, she has learned to make mitts, slippers and dream catchers to name a few of her crafts. Much of her work has been self taught.
Of course, you can find Them Days at Dorothy’s, but there are also many books available about Labrador at Dorothy’s. You can also find carvings, jewelry, sweaters, small statues of huskies, albums of local musical artists, as well as beautiful coasters, all with the theme of Labrador.
So, while you’re out doing your Saturday shopping at the dollar store in the TNR building or getting your hair done at the Hair Studio, pop into Dorothy’s to get a nice gift for someone. “I’ve never thought of moving” says Dorothy, on account of how close she is to local hotels which house visitors to Goose Bay. Valentine’s Day isn’t far away, so it’s not too early to start shopping! Dorothy’s is located at 367 Hamilton River Road in Goose Bay and is open 10am-9pm daily.