I realized, as I was writing my post about the yarn shops I had found in Ireland, that I had never talked about my local yarn shops. As I would like them to stay in business, I thought that I would share them with you here.
InDetail Studio is truly my local yarn shop. The shop is split between yarn supplies and beading supplies. It is a small shop, but I have never left empty-handed! They have a great selection of yarns. They also offer open knitting sessions and knitting classes; check their website for dates & times.
Marji’s Yarncrafts is incredibly charming. It has a lot of yarn tucked in two rooms. Their selection is amazing and really inspiring. They offer a lot of patterns, a lot of needles, and, if I remember correctly, a lot of finishing pieces such as buttons, etc.
Creative Fibers is really a mecca of wooly wonder. This is the largest local yarn shop I have found in central Connecticut. Really, if they haven’t got it, you don’t need it. They also offer knitting classes and retreats. I haven’t attended them yet, but as I learned with quilting, it really pays to learn from an expert. So I am keeping my eyes open for a great opportunity.
Also I want to give a shout out to my local fabric stores:
My local quilt shop Sew Inspired is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. Their classes are very informational and educational. (They literally changed my life.) It’s a great shop if you’re looking for fabric or anything quilt related.
Osgood’s Textiles is a little bit of a drive for me, but it’s the closest, decent, independent fabric store in the area. And its selection is exhaustive. I bought all of the fabric for my Spring Palette Challenge there.
So that’s my little tour of local shops. Trust me – they aren’t paying me to say this. I don’t get any discounts from them or anything. They don’t even know I have a blog. I just appreciate that I have these resources in my community. When I support them, they support my area by creating jobs, providing valuable goods and services, and generally making the world a better place to live.
Do you have a local shop you love? Give it a shout out in the comments.