Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe

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Mon - Thu:
10:00AM - 05:30PM
Fri:
10:00AM - 07:00PM
Sat:
11:00AM - 06:00PM

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by snowflake on Tuesday, Apr 01 2008 at 12:12PM UTC

Like this store! So much sock yarn!

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by knittinfiasco on Wednesday, Apr 23 2008 at 12:39PM UTC

The service at this store is great. If it's not on hand, they will order it. Shipping is fast. :)

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jun 11 2008 at 09:25AM UTC

This is the nicest shop I have been in. Great selection of yarns in all price ranges. Helpful and friendly people too.

This shop ROCKS!

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jul 23 2008 at 05:33PM UTC

This is by far the best yarn shop in the area. The variety of yarn is fantastic and the prices are very competitive. I am always able to find the needles and accessories I am needing. If for some reason you do not find what you want, the owners are glad to order for you.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Jul 24 2008 at 10:30AM UTC

The selection in this shop is unbelievable--such a range of products and colors, and a better range of prices than a lot of stores. You could get lost in all the choices! Some unusual things, too, including locally spun and dyed wool. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful--willing to teach new knitting tricks and mail yarn to shoppers from out of state.

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by Crystal on Saturday, Jul 26 2008 at 09:11AM UTC

I agree. This is the nicest shop around us. They do have the best variety and the prices are actually better than the shop I had been shopping at. I will continue to shop at this store.

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Aug 10 2008 at 06:55PM UTC

The owner of this shop is not working with a full deck. Use caution when shopping there. She will involve you with her personal problems.

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug 13 2008 at 08:20AM UTC

You must be totally out of it or work for that "other" higher price shop in the area. Get a life!

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug 13 2008 at 08:22AM UTC

Wow I think so too! This shop is just the best we have ever had here. Anyone who would go to another shop is the one who doesn't have the full deck.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Aug 19 2008 at 08:14AM UTC

Wow! Mother and I just shopped at this store for the first time. What a huge selection they carry. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We were even invited to join the group of knitters at the table. I have not been a shop as nice as this one. I could just kick myself for not becoming a regular shopper here before.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 23 2008 at 10:01AM UTC

My friends and I came down to this store to attend a class held by the woman who wrote 2 At A Time Socks. We were all impressed. The store is neat,clean and has a very nice selection of yarns in all prices. The owner is knowledgeable and friendly. I am looking to the future and more field trips here.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Feb 05 2009 at 11:14AM UTC

Thanks to everyone who added the comments here. I found this shop because of you! What a fantastic find. Great shop!

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Mar 17 2009 at 12:30PM UTC

Coordinated Colors is a Wonderful shop! I can not wait until we visit family in town to come by again.

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by Littlestitches on Friday, Apr 03 2009 at 07:11AM UTC

Oh! this shop sounds wonderful, I'll be going on vacation soon and This will be one of my stops along the way.

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by Pat on Monday, Apr 27 2009 at 02:02PM UTC

I found the Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe when my Son gave me a gift certificate for a Christmas present. Before, I just crocheted things, now I create heirlooms with the wide variety of fine quality yarns. The personal touch of dealing with the talented and knowledgeable owner and staff really makes all the difference.

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by CrochetMom on Thursday, May 07 2009 at 04:24PM UTC

OK, now this is a FUN shop! There are always people in there & classes to take, etc. I have met some really nice people there - which is nice since I knew NOT A SOUL when we moved here a couple years ago. ;) Can you say SOCK YARN? lol It's everywhere, I love the stuff and I'm not even a sock knitter...just a lowly crocheter. Hehe

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by Martha on Saturday, May 09 2009 at 10:44AM UTC

This is a wonderful shop. As others have said the selection really is excellent and the prices are good (they also often have marked down yarn and patterns!)

The shop is run by a woman and her husband who are both knowledgeable and helpful. This is a good place to go if you need help choosing the right pattern or yarn, or if you need help with a project whether it is knitting or crochet.

Sherri is fun and friendly. Yes she will chat with you, no she is not a sterile Stepford-wife type person. I do not think it is fair to describe her as "not working with a full deck" especially considering the considerable knowledge and skill she displays while helping people with their projects.

You can count on being invited to join people working at the table. It is a very friendly environment.

I LOVE this shop and I am very grateful that it is so nearby.

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by Linda on Tuesday, May 26 2009 at 11:13PM UTC

I was so excited to find this shop. The owners are delightful. They're always interested in helping you and giving you new ideas. I never would have thought of getting involved in knitting socks if it weren't for these people. Lots and lots to choose from.

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by debby on Tuesday, Jun 23 2009 at 12:09AM UTC

I had the best time at this shop. The owner was most helpful finding the best sock yarn. She has such a variety is was hard to choose. My next selection was baby items. I loved the knitted baby sweater displays. I chose a sirdar knitted hood sweater with the most lusious peach yarn, soft and such rich color. Last but not least was the wide selection of knitting needles. I have heard so much about Lantern moon and Hiya needles, I got both and have sock projects on both sets. I am from Ma and discovered Cooridnated Colors thru Raverly. If I ever get a chance to visit again... this will be my first stop. Sure wish Sherri was in my area. A very friendly and informative owner I have met yet.

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by yarnmouse on Monday, Aug 03 2009 at 09:12PM UTC

Wow! This place is incredible. If you can't find the yarn you need here, you really aren't going to be able to find it anywhere!!! The yarn!!! And the colors!!! And the textures!!! And did I mention the yarn?!? Wow! The Sherri is very sweet and helpful. And the Wednesday afternoon stitching group is incredibly fun and welcoming!!! Honestly, I felt like I had been going there all my life. And my friend who was with me who only crochets was equally as comfortable. Always a plus! Even though it's a three hour drive for me, I'll be going back soon!

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by Omi S. on Tuesday, Sep 01 2009 at 06:35AM UTC

I'm really digging this place and I plan to go back this Friday. I just posted a really positive experience about the Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe on my blog, that's how cool I think this place is. I really enjoyed visiting for a Friday-night craft night, and I was completely beside myself in the selection and range of products, so I didn't get much crafting done. The staff are friendly, family centered, and all-around good people. So are the interesting people that attend the free, leisurely knit and crochet groups. This was also one of the few times I've been to a craft meeting and not felt like a lowly worm at the bottom of crafting community pool. I like this place, and it makes me feel go to go and support this small business financially. This store would be my new store to blow all my laundry money for projects, however, the prices are competitive enough that I won't be spending all my money.

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by gikitiki on Saturday, Oct 31 2009 at 12:20PM UTC

Being a yarn lover (have to TOUCH everything) , I am thrilled to have a yarn shop so close to home. The owners are helpful and know their stuff when you are looking for something particular. I was finally able to take a class and made my first sock!! Being on a tight budget I appreciate the price ranges of the yarns they carry. Visit soon and keep their business in our area!

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by Jaci on Monday, Dec 07 2009 at 08:20PM UTC

Im 15 and me and my friend want to learn how knit. I was wondering if there are any knitting or crocheting lessons?

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by Carolyn on Monday, Apr 26 2010 at 08:44PM UTC

The new store location is fabulous! What a dream store this is!

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by sweetmamajones on Monday, May 24 2010 at 02:52PM UTC

The new location is even bigger and better, loving it. More tables - inside and out! Feels like home away from home. :)

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by robyn353 on Sunday, Jun 20 2010 at 05:24PM UTC

Wonderful selection of yarns. Store is well-organized.

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by Gayle on Friday, Aug 27 2010 at 10:00PM UTC

Just so you people know: This shop is in danger of closing! Support them! They are super nice. I plan on taking a class there, soon.

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by Tonie on Thursday, Nov 18 2010 at 01:05PM UTC

This is THE best shop I have seen in our area in a long time! The yarns are varied and different. Prices are very nice and the people who work there made me feel so welcome. If you haven't been to this shop yet--do!

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by Sarah on Sunday, Apr 03 2011 at 04:45AM UTC

I visited this shop for the first time today. I had a wonderful experience. The owner was able to guide me toward a good purchase for tackling a new project, and she was very friendly. I especially loved the fact that she didn't mind that I had my children with me and was very reassuring that they are a kid friendly shop. I wish they were closer to me, but I will be sure to frequent them every time I'm in the area visiting family! The selection was unbelievable...if you can dream it, you can find it in her shop.

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by Irena on Sunday, Apr 10 2011 at 04:21PM UTC

I have had good and bad experiences with this store/owner. There have been times when she was extremely helpful, but there have been other times when she did not listen to what I needed and tried to push yarns that were not right for the project I was working on. She has tried before to involve me in her personal life, which I felt was inappropriate. I also got tired of listening to her bad-mouth other local yarn shops to her customers, and I actually stopped going to her store for over a year due to these issues.

She does have a huge selection of yarns, and competitive prices, and when I heard she'd moved the shop to a new location, I decided to give her another chance. I've visited a couple of times in the last few months, and things are better, except that she continues to bad-mouth other stores. I plan to continue supporting ALL my local yarn shops, but I approach this one with some caution.

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by Alicia on Sunday, Jun 05 2011 at 08:39PM UTC

I really, really want to like this store, as it is right down the street from my house, but alas, after about 3 or 4 visits I've been put off for good. Here is why I will not return to this shop:

-the owner is rude. Maybe it's just me but every time I've been in there I've gotten the impression that she really doesn't want to help me. The first time was when I was just getting interested in learning to knit. Her website indicated that there were classes but no times were listed. I stopped by the store in person and first she got snippy with me for not checking the website (!!!) then informed me that all the classes they had were during the day on weekdays. I work and needed weekends, and she said they may have a Saturday class soon but since I crocheted I could probably just teach myself. I tried asking some questions about what type of knitting needles to start with and she just said "well it depends on what yarn you use!" in an irritated tone and turned to her laptop and started checking her email. Wow...there I was with money to spend and left empty-handed. Had I realized she was the owner I'd have never gone back! I figured she was just a disgruntled employee! LOL

-I know lots of people love animals and I certainly love my pets, but I do not want to deal with strange animals when I am shopping. There is always some dog in the store roaming around. I find it very disconcerting. This seems like a terrible business practice too--what if your customers have allergies? Or are making things for people with allergies?

-They will not wind your yarn unless you specifically ask. I didnt' even know they had a winder--I found out from a coworker who told me she was given a hard time about having her yarn wound, and she was buying 3 skeins of lace-weight! I have never been in a yarn specialty store where they don't cheerfully wind your yarn for you.

-She complains about taking credit/debit cards and has a $20 minimum if you use one. Ridiculous!

-I have not had the experience others have had about being dragged into her personal business but the last time I was there (and it truly will be the last time) she indicated that they were moving to another location and actually offered to let me help them move!! WTF???

Yes, she has a good selection and reasonable prices, but I can get great selection and prices online. I visit an LYS for the atmosphere and service, and this shop does not provide either. I will drive to Williamsburg or VA Beach rather than shop here.

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by Cathy on Wednesday, Jun 15 2011 at 06:55PM UTC

WOW! SO many of us have had quite the opposite reaction to this wonderful shop! You must have caught someone on a bad day. I TRY VERY hard to remember that all people are just that..PEOPLE. I don't ask for any shop owner to wait on me hand and foot either. I just took the saturday crochet workshop and we all had a ton of fun. Everyone left being able to crochet too! Maybe you should have gone and signed up for the store newsletter yourself.

I won't go to the shop in Williamsburg--way too snobby for me. But that is why we are different, isn't it? Maybe that is a good place for you but I go to the yarn shop to buy yarn and this one is the better of the two.

The atmosphere in Williamsburg is way to high and mighty for most of us.
Maybe you could talk to the person at this store that has you upset. Wouldn't that be a good thing to do. I'm sure she needs to learn too. Posting on sites such as this IF you haven't spoken to her yourself is a very bad thing to do and in my opinion being a coward too.

Just my thoughts

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by Rusty Boyd on Thursday, Jun 16 2011 at 02:13AM UTC

This is a GREAT yarn shop. The owner has wonderful classes at affordable prices. The yarns range from the basic everyday yarns all the way to those one of a kind, hand dyed hanks. Whatever you are looking for you can find here. The owners are very knowledgeable and will assist you with finding the right yarn for your project, picking a pattern, or fixing a mistake. I have taken several classes and enhanced my skills to hone my knitting for designing. There have even been celebrity teachers at the shop (my wife to toe up with Melissa Morgan-Oakes). Another plus of this shop is they are both a Knitting and Crochet shop. Many shops snub crocheters, but the owner does both so both needle crafts are welcome. Come find the best selection of yarn in the southeast Virginia. If you are traveling and happen to be near Yorktown, this place is worth stopping (just make sure you have an extra suitcase for all the stash you will be taking home!).

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by LittleBird on Thursday, Sep 29 2011 at 10:51PM UTC

Amazing selection of yarn. Wow!

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by Mommy3G on Thursday, Oct 13 2011 at 01:19PM UTC

I used to order my supplies online, until I drove by and saw this store one day. I stopped in and initially received what I felt was "cold" service. I did return however since they have a great selection of yarns and supplies. I am a new knitter and upon my second visit asked some random questions which were answered cheerfully. Since continuing to shop I have learned that the dog is a service dog and a sign is posted on the front door calling attention to this, so if you have allergies just don't go in. Second thing is, some days are better than others for the owner. I am a nurse and understand that when dealing with chronic illness, some days are better than others. Third, classes are scheduled during the week for convenience, they are also scheduled for after work hours, and if you come in for the sit and knit, pretty much any question asked will be answered, it's almost like a free class. Sherri is an excellent craftsperson and is happy to share her knowledge! Also, I bought some yarn there in hanks on a day it was raining so I paid for it and then ran out the door (went there for some stitch markers and saw the yarn, wasn't going to use it that day) and they were more than happy to wind it for later.

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by Susan on Wednesday, Nov 16 2011 at 02:33PM UTC

I have knitted my entire life and have stopped at more yarn shops than I can remember. I try to visit every one I can when I travel to a localle that has a yarn shop. This area IS LUCKY to have such a NICE SHOP. I have been to so many where the owners are snobby and just way to SNOTTY! This seems to be a very nice and normal family owned business. I enjoyed NOT having to deal with a false atmosphere. Treasure this shop! It may NOT be Perfect to some of you from what has been posted here BUT to those of us who have traveled all 50 states and then some...IT IS Pretty Close!

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by Kris on Monday, Dec 19 2011 at 09:05PM UTC

I discoverd this shop before I even had physically moved to the area this summer. Like to know where I can get my yarn fix. I love the selection of this shop, the family-run aspect of this business and how friendly the owners are. Sure they have a quirky sense of humor. And certainly their views on any given subject are different than mine sometimes. We are all human. What I have found is that they know what they have in stock and what they do not. And they will special order what you need. And that their prices are much better than a lot of yarn shops I've visted in my travels. And sometimes, like this afternoon, the owner was busy with a tutorial and wasn't shadowing me. I don't want to be shadowed when I shop. She greeted me when I walked in, asked immediately if I needed assistance, when I said that I was good for now she did direct me to the yarns I was looking for. Then later did check up on me to see how I was doing. A patron really can't ask for more than that. And it is more service than a person will receive from the local craft stores where the sales people have to be hunted down and then may or may not know anything about yarn and knitting. But sometimes people think that when they shop in a LYS that the owner/sales person is their personal shopper or something. And as to winding yarn, I prefer to do it myself at home. I don't care for the shops that automatically wind it, because if I should need to return it I cannot do so now that it is wound.

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by Dragonfly0130 on Saturday, Jan 07 2012 at 05:34AM UTC

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I have been going to this shop for years. The selection is impressive and if you can't find what you want the owner will order it for you if it is still available. She even did an ebay bid for me for 6 skeins of a discontinued yarn because I didn't have an ebay account. The sit and knit/crochet group is very casual and relaxing and the Sherri will even provide help and recommendations if needed. The classes are very helpful and Sherri goes out of her way to reserve classes with knitting "celebrities" whenever possible. The author of 2 at a time socks was awesome to meet in person!! Thanks for having such a great business!!

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by beleg246 on Wednesday, Jan 11 2012 at 12:48AM UTC

This is a great shop!! Lots of variety and service beyond compare. It was a pleasure to work with them

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by Pam H on Friday, Jan 13 2012 at 03:51PM UTC

This is a marvelous shop! Very helpful staff, a wide variety of books and yarns. I was visiting from Michigan and happened upon this shop. What a delightful experience all the way around. I'll definitely be back when i'm in the area again!

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by anonynous on Friday, Feb 03 2012 at 04:21PM UTC

The shop has a wonderful selection of yarns. However, the owners are very rude and really need to evaluate their business practices. Customers are an asset to any small business and Coordindated Colors will lose customers and sales by their rude comments. Because this store is close to my home I really want to shop there, but I refuse to spend money and be treated harshly when internet has so much more to offer.

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by Dear anonymous on Thursday, Feb 09 2012 at 12:06AM UTC

you sure have not been to the shop we all LOVE! Maybe you need to re-evaluate YOUR attitude! Or go back and speak to the staff you had an issue with????
Posting remarks like you did is hurtful. There are so many positive remarks about this shop, I hardly think you you really were at the same shop! Everyone has a bad day now and then. This shop is terrific and they are NOT snobby! They treat everyone like a REAL person. If you had a problem with one of the staff - go and tell them! They WILL listen.

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by Jamie on Monday, Feb 13 2012 at 04:29AM UTC

this is a terrific yarn shop! The people who work here are very helpful and caring. They will help you if you have a problem without charge and the classes here are NEVER expensive! i plan on shopping here whenever i want yarn!

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by Sandy Bell on Thursday, Mar 15 2012 at 08:41PM UTC

I can not rave about this shop enough! The selection is far better than most yarn store!
The people who work there are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable! It has a relaxed atmosphere and there is no pressure to buy as there is in other area shops.

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by mrsshereeagostoyahoocom on Tuesday, Jul 10 2012 at 04:20AM UTC

I love this shop...Great selection..great people..great atmosphere. I went looking for specific colored yarn..so hard to find good quality..the owners ordered me some without hesitation. I was invited to come back and attend some classes. I was having trouble with a project..i brought it in and they helped me right out without hesitation. You just don't get that type of service at these big "bargain" places. I love this place..i refuse to shop anywhere else :)

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by knitbywits on Tuesday, Jul 24 2012 at 10:05PM UTC

I live in Southern Md. Enroute to the Outer Banks, I ALWAYS Stop off at Coordinated Colors whether I need yarn or not. I could spend all day in the shop feeing the wonderful yarns and in awe of the selection. There is something for everyone in all price ranges. If I have a question or a comment, I am always listened to. The service dog is always tucked under a table and is not a nuisance as some folk seem to think. The owners have always been cordial and ready to make recommendations; even if it is to NOT recommend a particular yarn as " very difficult to work with". I appreciate their honesty. They have an extraordinary selection of sock yarn and I always manage to purchase a few skeins where I need it or not. {There are so many projects calling for sock yarn these days). I appreciate the fact that the owners do not follow you around watching your every move and just let you roam at will. I shall soon be stopping by.

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by joycertucker on Sunday, Aug 05 2012 at 09:41PM UTC

Very friendly, encouraging, helpful. Great place to learn, relax and knit. Thank you for your store.

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by SerineKat on Tuesday, Apr 08 2014 at 07:14PM UTC

PROS: The location is great, there are not any yarn stores within 10 miles, you have to cross the water to find a LYS! Selection on needles and notions is the best around. They have multiple brands. Yarn selection is fair to good depending on your tastes.

CONS: Staff and owner. I rarely meet a person who lives here locally who has had a positive experience in this store. Owners fight in the presence of customers, are rude to customers (I can cite several witnessed interactions) and don't seem to have a go handle on how to market to their customer base.

Was present when a customer asked for a refund and was denied due to a long standing policy. The customer hemmed and hawed about it and the owner decided to 'bend' her policy and process the refund anyhow. Only, she didn't know how to do it and while trying to figure it out the owner lectured the customer about how complicated the refund was... why in the world would you break your own rules only to lecture your customer out in the open in front of other customers?! Most bizarre interaction, I have no idea what she think she was accomplishing by doing this.
Owner also asked to see a project I was working on and asked about the yarn I used and called it 'crap'. Interesting. Never had that one happen before.

Maybe I hit this place on a bad day... maybe not. All I can say is that I've never been back and never had an experience like that one before or since.

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