Welcome to Around the Table Yarns!
Years ago, this shop started as a conversation about all the things we wished we could find in our local yarn shop: great yarn, obviously, but also a place to be with others who love the crafts of knitting or crocheting.
We want you to have a smiling welcome, good light, a place at the table and a comfortable chair. We open daily and stay later some evenings so that everyone has a time when they can come in. We offer senior (65+), full-time student/teacher and military discounts to help those whose income may be fixed. For everyone, we offer a purchase based "wooden nickel" reward to earn generous 20% discounts. We develop lessons so you can try new things and free help when you get stuck so you can finish things. Having in-store access to Ravelry and the ability to print patterns in color means you are never without a pattern.
We used our unexpected pandemic downtime to create a more robust website: everything in the shop is available to purchase online 24 hours a day. Social distancing helped us polish our Zoom skills and we still use Zoom every week to offer social time and educational content to our community near and far.
Starting our fourth year we began a free weekly series of classes shared in store and on Zoom called Project Monday. We have added more knitting and crochet skilled teachers to help people work on their ongoing projects and offer even more classes. Scheduled every weekday afternoon, there is no better source for advice or help when your project is stalled, or guidance when you want to start something new. They join our amazing helpers in the store who are committed to the same goal of creating community in the shop.
There's always been a shop dog or two. In September 2022 we welcomed Thiebaud (sounds like tee-bow) a male whippet who is very friendly and also sometimes has something to say. He's still learning not to jump up to say hello. Please know he is just very excited to welcome you to the shop.
In March 2023, we moved our retail shop and social table to a new location on the opposite side of Shaker Plaza, keeping our original space for a classroom. It meant more space to show off the yarns we carry while allowing us to offer more classes and private instruction.
If there is something we aren't offering and you need it, please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Pam Berkson and Beth Billings