Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sponsor: Dog House Yarns

1. What is your website and email?       
E-mail:  There is a contact form on the website.

2.  What is your Ravelry name/group?   
3.  Where are you located and what are your hours? 
708 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA  22701.  
From Northern Virginia take Rt. 29 from Warrenton to the fourth Culpeper exit which will be Rt. 29 business at the south end of the town.  Pass the motels and at the first traffic light turn right on Sunset Lane, start up the hill, and turn into the parking lot with the Good Earth Florist on the opposite end of the building.
Hours:  Always check the website because they sometimes change.  Right now it's Sunday noon to 4 p.m., Monday 11:30-ish to 5 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday - Closed, Thursday 11:30ish to 8 p.m., Friday 11:30ish to 3 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The "ish" on 11:30 is because the owner has an elderly dog that has difficulty walking because of arthritis and sometimes it takes her longer to leave home depending on what's happening with the dog.
4.  What kinds of things do you carry?  
We are a full service yarn shop, easily accessible to travelers using Rt. 29 from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville.  We always have a good selection of hand-dyed sock yarns in addition to yarns from the larger commercial companies.  We also offer a small selection of hand-dyed spinning fibers and some nice drop spindles from Kundert and KCL. Our main needle selection comes from Addi, Hiya-Hiya, and Chiao Goo in the circulars and Brittany and Chiao Goo in straights. And, we offer classes in basic knitting and crocheting, various knitting techniques and projects, beginner and intermediate spinning, and Tunisian crochet.  Classes are posted on our website.
5.  What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?  
The most obvious favorite thing is the opportunity to be around all the pretty colors and fibers of so many different types.  It's a pleasure to look around the shop and be greeted by color everywhere.  We've also met some very nice people, but in addition to that, having a shop has provided the catalyst for learning so many new skills.  The more one learns about various aspects of the fiber arts, the more there is to learn.  It tends to make you a very well rounded knitter who can crochet, spin, do Tunisian crochet, design basic patterns, and even do a little yarn dyeing.

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