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Two Years Later: Growth and Change

2016 was a great year, and we’ve grown to fill our space a little more!

A room of yarn and cross-stitch fibers
Kreinik, Perfection Worsted, and Shepherd’s Wool

Our collection of Shepherd’s Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill has expanded. Perfection Worsted, Perfection Tapas, and Perfection Lights have expanded as well.

Knitting and craft notions
Time for the spring needles order!

We have more notions boards now, both in the main room and in the snack room. We’ve added interchangeable needles to our fixed needle collection.

more yarn
We have Tatamy Tweed DK and two weights of Bartlett yarns.

For those looking for warmer-weather yarns, we’ve added Tatamy Tweed DK, a cotton-acrylic blend that’s also nice for baby items. Bartlett Yarns are excellent for felted items for those REALLY cold days. We also have hand-knit items in a range of colors, types, and fibers.

La Espiga and Perfection Worsted
We’ve added La Espiga #9 to our lineup; the overflow Perfection Worsted is here as well.

La Espiga is one of our favorite new additions; it’s a shiny nylon cord that comes in a wide range of fantastic colors.

Cross-stitch fabric and beading kits
We’re introducing pre-cut cross-stitch fabric and stitch-and-bead kits.

We’re also adding cross-stitch supplies in addition to our Kreinik fibers! We’re starting small but will be adding more items as the year goes on. If you have any requests, let us know! We now have pre-cut cross-stitch fabrics and Mill Hill stitching and beading kits.

The biggest announcement is that we’re expanding our hours! Starting this week we’ll be open from 11 AM until 4 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday. We’ll still be open 6 to 8 for stitch night on Thursday, but will be closed 4 to 6 to regroup. These hours may change a bit week to week depending on other circumstances, but we’ll try to announce these changes in advance.

Our first show this year will be the Jay County Fiber Fest in Portland, Indiana on March 10 and 11–we look forward to seeing you at the new location!

One year later

A year after our last look into the shop, we’ve rearranged and expanded and grown!

Red Heart in the front room.
Red Heart in the front room.

Red Heart yarns are still in the front room, along with our books and a few spotlighted items in the front window.

Wool room, north end
Wool room, north end

We’ve added Kraemer and Skacel yarns and fibers to our products, as well as some lovely small-farm Tunis wool for spinning. We also have Opal sock yarn and some Dark Horse yarns.

South end of the wool room, January 2016
South end of the wool room, January 2016

We’ve also upgraded the lighting in some of the main rooms not only in brightness but also in light “temperature,” to give truer colors.

Needle and notions boards
Needle and notions boards

We’ve built our own display boards for our needles and notions; they’re easily rearranged when we get new or different items in and have to move things around. We also have smaller traveling versions of these that you’ll see at fiber festivals.

Needles and snacks
Needles and snacks

The notions boards are slowly invading the snack area!

Thank you!

Today is our two-year anniversary of starting life as an Etsy shop; Sunday, January 3rd is the one-year anniversary of opening our brick-and-mortar shop here in Anderson.

It’s been two years of growth and learning as well as fun and frustration, and we’d like to thank not only the people who have bought from us, but also those who have taken the time just to look and see what we’re about, and talk to us and offer insight and advice.  We appreciate each and every one of you, and we look forward to the tears to come!