I’ve had an Etsy shop for years. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, you are missing out on some of the most fun you can have shopping online.
Since I have several ways for our customers to shop, I have added some of my hand knitted items to the Etsy store. If you cannot come into The Yarn Barn in person, you now have the opportunity to buy from my Etsy shop.
Check it out here!
While we humans are trying to wear as many layers of clothing as possible and still be able to flex our limbs, the alpacas are in their element. They have been romping in the snow and basking out in the sun when it makes an appearance.
Alpaca fiber has amazing insulative properties. If you were to put your bare hand into their fleece to make skin contact, you would be surprised to find how warm they are under all of that fuzz!
We have socks, hats and other items made from alpaca fiber that will help keep you warm in this harsh weather.
Stop by the toasty warm studio on Saturdays after 1pm until 7pm.
The studio will reopen this Saturday, Jan. 3 with new hours on Saturdays. We’re shifting from 10-4 to 1pm-7pm to accommodate those who need the extended hours.
This Saturday, Dec. 20, the studio will be open from 10a-1p then we will be closed until Jan. 3 to take a short break. On Jan. 3, the new studio hours will go into effect. Take tuned for that and other news.
The Yarn Barn will have EXTENDED HOURS this Saturday, Dec. 13. We will be open from 10am until 7pm. Remember that Gift Certificates are available which would be great to use on custom orders!
We offer Gift Certificates in any denomination for your holiday gift giving.
We have many things in our studio, The Yarn Barn.
High quality yarns and accessories, hand knitted hats, fingerless mitts and alpaca socks. The Naked Bee lotions are great stocking stuffers and we have unique, locally made pottery.
Do you know someone who has always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Give them a gift certificate for a lesson. $15 will give them a one hour lesson.
Need more ideas? We can reserve alpaca manure for your Spring gardens. Perfect for the naughty one on your list!
Stop in on Saturdays, 10a-4p.
We are looking for a few good fiber farms who are interested in adding some of our high quality, low micron fiber boys to their own herd.
Contact us for more information on how you can start your own fiber farm or increase the fiber quality of your existing herd.
Shop this Saturday and get 20% off your entire purchase. Excludes handspun and custom or special orders.
This is a great time to pick up Alpaca socks and other gift items you need for the holidays!
Hours are 10a-4p.
Shop local, shop Small Business Saturday!
We are so happy to introduce Mrs. Charlene Gill from New Castle, PA as our knitting and crocheting instructor.
She usually spends her Saturdays with me in The Yarn Barn, working on her own projects. Before starting your classes, Charlene can advise you on a pattern or project to suit your skill level and help you with your materials purchase prior to class. More details here.
I asked Charlene to write up a short bio for herself and this is her story:
“My mother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old. I learned to knit and purl. Then my mother said now you can make whatever you want because all of knitting is a combination of those two stitches. Generally speaking, that is true. However there are techniques to be learned.
I have taught individuals to knit throughout my life and I have just recently begun teaching classes.
I taught a class of 7 knitters and 4 crocheters at Challenges, Area Agency on Aging, last Spring. My students have made cowls & scarves, hats, leg warmers, sweaters, baby blankets, shawls and wraps.
I also crochet and have been doing so for about 25-30 years. I enjoy crochet and haven’t yet met a pattern I could not do.”
Feel free to join us on Saturdays. Bring your own lunch if you want to make a day of it!
I was notified this week that alpaca yarn prices on imported yarns are going up. Expect to pay even more for that commercial alpaca yarn BUT if you buy our homegrown alpaca yarns, there will be no increase in our prices for 2015.
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