Special Thanks to Larry Paulson and Cheryl Hoffman of A Tangled Skein for supporting the Homespun Yarn Party!
1. What is your website? email?
2. What is your Ravelry name/group?
Group: A Tangled Skein
3. Where are you located and what are your hours?
5200 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 101, Hyattsville, MD 20781 (Our mailng address is Baltimore Avenue [Route 1], but the entrance is on Gallatin Street.) Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sit and Stitch from 7 to 9 p.m.); Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
4. What kinds of things do you carry?
Lots of yarn, including Noro, Art Yarns, Schaeffer, Neighborhood Fiber Company, Malabrigo, Berocco, and many others; good selection of books and individual patterns
5. How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open a LYS?
We celebrated our second anniversary this January. Previously, we did editing (primarily academic books) and writing (primarily about energy and transportation), and we were looking for something new. The lack of a yarn shop nearby seemed to be a hint as to what our next step could be.
6. What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?
Meeting our customers. They’re such a creative, interesting people. And we like having the shop be a community gathering place. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the workday is spent surrounded by piles and piles of wonderful colored yarn.)