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

DarnKnit Anyway

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Darn Knit Anyway is 5 years old! Wow did that go fast. It’s like all of a sudden your child is putting on a backpack and heading to Kindergarten.   We thought it might be interesting to tell you about some of our memories over the last 5 years. We wrote a blog post about our first year and what we … Read More

Steven Be Embraces the Rock & Roll Lifestyle

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Stevenbe has always embraced the rock n’ roll lifestyle! Indulging in extra soft yarns, luxuriating in simple but stunning patterns, and going full tilt when it comes to color & texture. While we’ve always been an inspiring destination, this year… it happened! We started living like rock stars on an international tour! The Stephen & Steven Tour is a riot … Read More

Get Inspired at 3 Kittens Needle Arts

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Visit 3 Kittens Needle Arts during the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop and get inspired! From yarn to expert sales staff to patterns and tools, we strive to provide a “happy place” for our customers. 3 Kittens is one of the oldest yarn stores in the Twin Cities – 45 years and counting. But we never rest on our laurels. We … Read More

The Yarnery Welcomes You to Grand Avenue!

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Shelly Sheehan and Scott Rohr, the owners of The Yarnery, along with its excellent staff, are looking forward to welcoming you to the heart of St. Paul’s most exciting shopping district, historic Grand Avenue. Like all the shops on the hop, we have a full array of classes and events, gorgeous yarn, and a friendly, knowledgable staff. The Twin Cities’ metro area is lucky to have so … Read More

Linden Yarn & Textiles is Inspired by the Artwork of Dewey James

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Award winning artist and local gal Dewey James & ChrisRKnits, owner of Linden Yarn & Textiles, have known each other quite a while. They met when their significant others were playing in rock-n-roll bands together with a guy named Jeff. Her work is colorful and whimsical and at times thought provoking. We are hoping she stops by during the hop.  We’ve chosen a big … Read More

Prepare to be inspired…@ Lila and Claudine’s!

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“ Hi! I’m here looking for some inspiration!”…We hear that a lot at Lila and Claudine’s. Everywhere you turn art is on display, whether it is fiber art, sculptures or on canvas. Just walking in to our shop gives you the incentive to create. This year’s Shop Hop theme is perfect. Where would we be without the inspiration we all … Read More

Lakeside Yarn: Where Nice (Yarn) Matters

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There are a few things that have always mattered to us at Lakeside Yarn. We’ve always tried to offer quality yarns in a range of price points so that every knitter and crocheter can choose a project with pride. In addition, our physical space inspires creativity and community and creates a welcoming environment. Our staff is second to none and … Read More

Double Ewe: Inspired by the art of Sabra Khan

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Remember us? We’re the friendly little shop up in Circle Pines from the 2012 shop hop. A few months after the hop, I announced that it was time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. We closed the shop, and I spent two years watching my grandkids; it was so much fun. I don’t regret … Read More

Opportunities

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The Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop isn’t just about unique, hand dyed yarn and patterns written just for them. Nor is it just a chance to tour all of the fantastic yarn shops our area boasts. It is also an opportunity for knitters to do good and give to local food shelves. Did you know that 1 in 10 people in … Read More

MN Yarn Shop Hop Across the Web

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This year, we’re trying to connect with as many people in our yarn-loving community as possible, so we’re expanding our presence across the web. We’d love for you to chat with us: let us know why you’re excited for the next hop, what sort of yarn and patterns you’re hoping to see, and what inspires you! Find us on these … Read More

2015 MN Yarn Shop Hop Theme: Inspired by Art

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It’s always a fun challenge for the MN Yarn Shop Hop LYS owners to select a theme for each year’s shop hop. We look for an idea that allows each participating shop to be creative and show off its unique personality, while still providing cohesion to the whole event, and to the wildly different projects and yarns that result. With … Read More