Weaving around New York City January 21, 2018 23:00
Recently I had the opportunity to go on a trip to New York City, and visit some of the amazing fiber arts retailers there. You could spend a lifetime in New York and not do everything, but if you get a chance to go and visit these amazing shops, I hope that you will take that chance! If you don't have that opportunity, perhaps you'll find some inspiration in my virtual tour.
First Stop: Purl Soho
If you can't visit any other yarn store in New York, get yourself to Purl Soho! Actually, they're so much more than a yarn store - they also carry fabric, tools, kits, and more! Plus, they have an amazing lineup of classes.
I just love the festive atmosphere of this store - the experience of shopping here does NOT disappoint, so if you've been a fan of their online store, you're in for a real treat!
It was a major fangirl moment for me to see Purl & Loop products on the Purl Soho shelves, to be sure!
Next Stop: Knitty City
Knitty City is a fun little shop in Manhattan. Their motto is, "We'll keep you in stitches!" - so be sure to stop on in if you need something to brighten your day. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the yarn lovers inside!
Next stop: Brooklyn Craft Company
In addition to an amazing lineup of products, Brooklyn Craft Company also offers some really fun classes & workshops! Just take a look at their lineup, and I'm sure you'll find something really inspiring! I'm jealous of all the folks living locally enough to go there and take a class, for sure.
Last But Not Least: Woolyn, in Brooklyn
From their website:
"Woolyn is all about providing an outstanding environment of creativity, education and fun for yarn and fiber crafters from Brooklyn and beyond! We are committed to supporting local and indie yarn companies and designers. We believe that by building a relationship with smaller and local companies we’re able to make a difference in people’s lives while helping to create a larger crafting community."
Can you see now why I was so excited to partner with Woolyn and meet the woman behind the store? (That photo above is the owner, Rachel Maurer, with yours truly!)
I couldn't help myself - the selection Rachel offers in her store was too tempting!
Even if you don't have a trip to New York City in your future, I encourage you to visit the local fiber arts shops wherever you go (or live). If you're looking for inspiration, we've got a list of Purl & Loop retailers on our website - go show them some love, and tell them we sent you!