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Best Yarn Shops for Seattle Crafters

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If you love to do needle work, or are thinking of picking up a new hobby, check out these Seattle area yarn shops. They offer classes, new fibers, great ideas and a place to sit and knit among friends.

The Weaving Works
4717 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
206.524.1221
http://www.weavingworks.com

The oldest yarn store in Seattle, The Weaving Works has been a staple in the University District since 1974. Their friendly staff includes experts in every field of fiber arts. You’ll find a huge selection of yarn, buckets of fiber related supplies for a wide range of crafts and a select offering of looms and spinning wheels. Whatever your craft, spinning, weaving, dying, felting, basketry supplies, or raw fiber – you’ll find it at The Weaving Works.

Bad Woman Yarn
1815 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.547.5384
http://www.badwomanyarn.com

Your source for quality yarns and crochet and knitting supplies. You’ll find an expert staff and wonderful fibers of all kinds. Come for a class! Learn basic beginner steps to making socks, hats and sweaters! Special classes on felting and unique stitch work. You can begin a class any time that fits your schedule and classes are small so you get personal instruction and attention.

The Fiber Gallery
8212 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
206.706.4197
http://www.fibergallery.com

This Greenwood neighborhood shop carries a full line of more than 100 kinds of yarn, and feature a unique collection of Earth-friendly fibers – organic, recycled, vegan and fair-traded yarns for you to peruse. Needle pointers and cross-stitchers will enjoy their line of canvases and threads. Felters will appreciate our raw fiber and needle-felting accessories. Pop in for a cup of tea, stay to knit and chat. Classes are available for all abilities. Check out the schedule online.

So Much Yarn
2107 Elliott Avenue
Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98121
206.443.0727
http://www.somuchyarn.com

This cozy little yarn shop is right in downtown Seattle, providing you with a complete line of magnificent yarns and supplies to satisfy your knitting and crocheting desires. Betty Clune took over ownership in 2011, and continues to provide excellent service, fibers and classes for those who love to knit and crochet, and those who’d love to learn. Come to the Thursday morning Charity Knitting Circle every week at 10:30am to knit hats, mittens, scarves, lap blankets, and shawls for local folks in need. You can knit with donated yarn, or purchase yarn at a discount.

Seattle Yarn
633 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
206.935.2010
http://www.seattleyarn.com

Whatever your skill level or budget, at Seattle Yarn you’ll be delighted and surprised with the new textures and materials every time you visit. Stop in for a little help on your next project. You’ll find over 750 different yarns from over 50 vendors, a wide selection of needles, hooks, buttons, patterns, books, kits, and embroidery, and new items arriving weekly. Take a class, or just drop by any time.

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