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I'm told that the store looks small from the outside, but we have 2200 sq ft of shop space and average 45,000 balls of yarn out on the floor (not counting our backroom stock!). Plus, in addition, we have 2 workshops; one smaller "dry" classroom for weaving and knitting classes and another larger classroom which has 5 sinks that make felting and dyeing classes easy. Dyeing classes also enjoy the 350 sq ft of perennial garden - featuring many dye plants - out back.
Some like the anonymity of the internet and others like to put faces with names behind the scenes. So for those who are interested...
This is Chloe, she is the official store greeter! She is really very friendly...particularly if you have a biscuit in your pocket, which it seems most Vermonters have?! She is very "kid friendly", but can be put out back if anyone visiting the store is uncomfortable.
My sister Joany is shown here knitting at the Knit N'Nosh charity event here this past March and admiring one of the Loose End Scarf kit products for the charity auction. Wielding what I believe to be the quickest needles in the east , she often hangs out here lending her technical expertise to customers' knitting questions and is an invaluable help making store models.
Betsy, shown here modeling another Loose Ends Scarf kit made for the charity auction, teaches many of the knitting classes here and also lends her years of knitting experience and great sense of color & style to helping customers get off on the right foot with their new projects or to troubleshooting their problems with ongoing projects.
My sisters Robin (left) and Wendy (right) are shown here working out the details of a future felting class. Robin teaches many spinning, felting and silk related classes here at the store, as well as at guilds around the country, SOAR, Creative Strands and Convergence. Wendy lends her moral support to the store's activities, and is always willing to jump in to fiber related activities we embark on. Though, as we lovingly joke that it took her 19 hours to complete my 2 hour mitten kit, you won't find her here offering advice or helping customers with projects!
Since I'm the one behind the camera, I don't have a photo of myself to upload yet, but I'll get one at some point. I'm Jennifer, the owner.