Get To Know: Gypsy Wools!

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.”