Wooden Spools‘ owner Vicki says the thing she loves the most about owning her shop is “the sense of community that comes with owning a yarn shop. From the group of gals that come to Tuesday night open knit every week – to our customers that we see so often – it feels like family! We get to share in our customer’s successes when they bring in their beautiful completed projects for show ‘n tell – and help them problem-solve along the way! Love the yarn, too ” Check them out on South Broadway in Englewood while on the crawl!
On the Yarn Along the Rockies crawl you can find Gypsy Wools near highway 36 and Arapahoe in Boulder. Barb, the owner, says what makes her shop unique is that “We try to carry products that have an interesting story—not just a vague “it’s local” slant, but ones that have really rich sensory appeal in addition to the story, especially visual—I want a WOW! factor when customers walk in the door. So we have tried to build an eclectic, inviting mix (I hope!!) of carefully chosen books, patterns yarns and spinning fibers, We have worked to build an interesting, eclectic mix of needlework products—hand- and commercially dyed threads, hand-dyed and natural color linens, a wall of Waverly Wools needlepoint threads (LOCAL to us—they are Brown Sheep in SW Nebraska), and lots of interesting sampler charts and small projects from some of the best designers. Needlework has been much relegated to big box stores; we want to cultivate and support stitchers, because it is an important Craft Tradition in its own right, and there aren’t so many needlework stores these days. There were great ones when I was younger; I want to invite stitchers back into a Brick and Mortar needle-crafter space.”
No Yarn Along the Rockies crawl day would be complete without a visit to Blazing Star Ranch, located in downtown Englewood! Karen says “my shop is unique because of its farm to product focus. Alpaca fiber and yarn from my own herd are featured, as well as other local growers and indie dyers.”
Tea for You is today’s Yarn Along the Rockies featured shop!
What makes them Ewe-nique, as they like to say, is that they “have over 70 loose leaf blends to choose from, along with bagged teas, and tea ware. We have pots of tea available to enjoy/share while here knitting and/or crocheting, as well as having cups-to-go available. We have a fabulous front patio on which to enjoy fiber crafts and tea, as well as inside seating and a comfy couch. We offer something for all the senses. Soft, affordable, beautiful yarns, delicious baked goods and tea, hand made soaps and lotion bars, all in a great people-watching location in the Berkeley section of North West Denver.”
Today’s featured Yarn Along the Rockies shop is Fabric Bliss!
Located in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District, Aurora, the owner, says “Fabric Bliss is unique in the fact that we carry both fabric and yarn in a wide variety of price ranges. If you are just learning, and you don’t know if you love it, why spend a fortune? We carry all the good basics for you to learn on. But, once you are addicted, we also carry the creme de la creme of fabric and yarn so you can spoil yourself!”
Today’s featured Yarn Along the Rockies shop is Bags By CAB /Yarn Shoppe Studio!
Located in downtown Denver at 1635 Tremont St, Cassie, the owner, says her favorite part of owning a yarn shop is forming a “Relationship with customers, and meeting new customers from around the globe: London, Paris, Switzerland, Canada, the Islands, South America, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Kansas, and all over the United States!”