Twisted Loop – Inspired by the Far East

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The Far East conjures up images of koi, cherry blossoms, spices, exotic foods and luscious fibers. From Japan to Constantinople, beautiful color and texture are synonymous with the Far East. When the “theme” of this year’s Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop was “Inspired By Art”, I knew right away I was going to choose art from the orient. I can’t tell … Read More

Knit’n from the Heart pulls on deep roots for 2015 Shop Hop inspiration

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Last year was Knit’n from the Heart’s first year with the Hop – and we have to say that the warm welcome we received was toastier than our favorite felted mittens! We met so many new people and have appreciated the continuing support of our shop. Our first year with the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop was a great experience, and … Read More

Let the Party Begin at Skeins

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Getting ready for the shop hop is like getting ready for a party. The party provides an opportunity to work with hand dyers to create a new yarn color and a challenge to ourselves to design a fresh new pattern for that yarn. We enjoy coming up with a photo op for the party people to do selfies. Then it … Read More

Crafty Planet Honors Charley Harper

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Here at Crafty Planet, we love how the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop constantly challenges us to think of our art and craft in new ways. We have a great time trying to come up with something that reflects the year’s theme, while showcasing Crafty Planet’s unique personality. Since we’ve been long-time fans of the bird- and nature-inspired prints of Charley … Read More

Sheepy Celebrates 24th Aniversary

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Colors, wonderful fibers, great patterns and creative knitters and crocheters make owning a yarn shop so rewarding. There is a lot of inspiration when you wander through the 400+ yarns in our shop. Check out our huge selection of yarns, patterns, accessories and books as well as the dozens of model garments and projects on display. All of our employees … Read More

Needlework Unlimited: A fixture since 1971

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The 1970’s saw our first Earth Day, Congress’ approval of the Equal Rights Amendment, publication of Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, the rise of disco, and Needlework Unlimited opening its doors for the first time. Since 1971 we have been a fixture of southwest Minneapolis and a destination store for customers throughout the Midwest, and beyond. We specialize in … Read More

All About Yarn: Mother Nature’s Palette

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“All About Yarn” is now in it’s 10th year of business and located just off the Hwy 10 and Foley Blvd exit…most of you pass it on your way north to visit one of the lakes in this land of 10,000 lakes.  www.allaboutyarn.biz My name is Roxanne and I am the owner of this Coon Rapids-based shop.,,most people call me … Read More

Unwind Yarn Shop

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We knitters are inspired by many things. This year’s shop hop theme is ‘Inspired by Art’. How often do we look at a painting and the colors talk to us? Or we look at a piece of pottery and see perhaps the swirl of the top of a knitted hat or the movement in some gloves. The inspirations are endless. … Read More

Amazing Threads: Yarn & Color Inspire Us!

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Amazing Threads, located just north of Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove specializes in yarn and color coordination to foster the CREATIVE YOU! Can’t make it to the shop, then visit us on-line. Most of our yarns are just a “Click” away. We carry the best selection of base and specialty fibers in the Midwest. We have been named, “a hand-dyers … Read More