Friday, July 20, 2007

Welcome to Hanks Yarn and Fiber

Howdy! Welcome to the Hanks Yarn and Fiber website.

We’re Lorena, Ginger, and Sharon, and we are three women with a dream.

We have a dream of a yarn shop; a shop that will celebrate the varied and exciting community of fiber enthusiasts. A shop that will cater to young and old; men and women; crocheters, knitters, and spinners alike. A shop that will welcome both the experienced and those new to the craft equally, with open arms and a comfortable environment. Hanks will be open at hours that will allow anyone from students to professionals to be able to shop – and to stop by and just hang out – at times which are convenient for them.

What will Hanks carry?

First and foremost, Hanks will carry a both store brand of a variety of types of yarns in a variety of hand-painted colors, and commercial yarns that run the gamut from wool/acrylic blends to silk. Hanks will carry spinning fibers, notions such as stitch markers and point protectors, books, magazines, single patterns, tools such as knitting needles and crochet hooks, project bags, needle and hook storage systems, drop spindles, spinning wheels, hand lotions and soaps, t-shirts and bags with store logos, and sheep and yarn related tchochkies.

Will Hanks offer classes?

Classes will be offered including topics such as learning to knit, learning to crochet, learning to spin, learning to hand-dye yarn, classes that will teach specific techniques such as felting, sock knitting/crocheting, raglan sweater knitting, lace knitting, fair isle techniques, intarsia techniques, and knitting/crocheting with beads.

What else will Hanks offer me?

There will be weekly or bi-weekly “clinic hours” in which walk-in customers may come in specifically to get help with difficult projects that are not class-related.

There will be fiber community centered events once a week, including club and guild meetings; charity knitting events; movie nights; yarn "tastings" in which new yarns or colorways are introduced to the public; clubs run through the store such as a sock club and a scarf club; and parties such as bridal showers or birthday parties for fiber enthusiasts.