Well Hello There!
Where to begin... where to begin... I guess we shall start simple. I'm Lauren the owner and main crocheter/hooker at Love & Stitches. We are here to bring you quality fibers for your yarn crafting needs, knitters and crocheters alike.
It is one of my main goals for the store to cater to as many yarnies as possible. During my research for this awesome business venture I found that many yarn stores are more oriented to knitters. Being a hooker, I thought that was crap! In fact I need to buy more yarn for crochet projects, so why wouldn't you make sure I feel just as comfortable in your store. You can knit, crochet, weave, or build your stash big enough to get on an episode of Hoarders, as long as you feel comfortable and welcome as you shop in Love & Stitches, I'm happy!
Here's a few of the things that I want to happen at Love & Stitches...
We will have beginner classes all the way up to more advanced techniques in both knit and crochet. Even though I'm a hooker, I have some fabulous knitters coming in to teach all sorts of cool things. We can do classes on socks, cables, tunisian, fair isle, arm knitting, finger crochet, and more! I will gladly take suggestions on what you guys want to learn. So far many of you want to learn the art of knitting socks (me too!)
The class prices include instruction, pattern, and yarn needed for the project. You will also be able to purchase the hooks or needles needed for the class at a discount. ((We have some pretty snazzy ergonomic crochet hooks made by Car's Clay Art and igKnite knitting needles))
In order to register for classes you will have to stop by the store or call to reserve your space. Please remember that Love & Stitches is a cozy yarn shop so our class max. is 5 people.
I'm hoping to have one night a week or every other week where us yarnies can come together and hang out. Sometimes its good to stitch somewhere other than your couch. I have a little coffee and tea bar in the shop for this kind of occasion. Cozy store surrounded by yarn and other fiber lovers with a nice hot cup coffee? Doesn't get much better!
Yarn of the Month
Each month we will have a featured yarn that is highlighted with
- patterns in store
- 10% off throughout the month
For January we are starting with Baby Alpaca Grande. If you follow me on Instagram (@loveandstitches4) you may or may not have noticed I've been playing with it a bit. The class will be a crochet class to make a cute cowl with only 1 skein of the Baby Alpaca Grande. I think this is a great way to introduce different yarns that you may not normally gravitate towards. Plus you can see a bunch of ways to work with it. I've noticed some people are nervous about the bulky yarns. So this winter be ready to play with the chunky stuff because its awesome!!!
I can't tell you how happy I am that Love & Stitches is real and happening. It's even cooler that there's a bunch of people that are just as happy!!