400 W Rich is the building that hosts our studio space and is located in Franklinton, just west of downtown Columbus. Franklinton is also known as "the Bottoms" due its location at the bottom of the Hilltop further to the west. The original 400 West Rich property is a century-old building initially operated by the D.A. Ebinger Sanitary Manufacturing Company, which is apparently credited with designing and manufacturing the first iteration of refrigerated drinking fountains. They left the Franklinton area in the 1950s and afterwards, the building changed hands through a variety of different owners with nothing really done with the property itself.
In 2011, it was acquired by an urban-revitalization focused company, which renovated the building up to modern code but did not fully gut it. 400 W Rich and the surrounding properties are largely used as creative space for artists, a brewery/restaurant, event and community space. Until recently, there was an acrobatics and trapeze group based in 400 W Rich as well!
400 W Rich, the yarn, is a brick red with splashes of red, orange, yellow, and light blue for the doors of the building.
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% merino/20% nylon, single ply