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Desert Designs Knitz

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We stock the complete and current collections from Berroco, Trendsetter, Prism and Colinette. Other specialty yarns we offer come from Crystal Palace, Fiesta and Mountain Colors. Our vast selection of knitting books and magazines will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. To complete that special project , choose from a spectacular array of buttons( many are hand crafted and one-of-a-kind).

If you are in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area or are planning a visit, we invite you to come share our passion with us. The colors and textures of our yarns need to be experienced in person at our shop. A large part of our success can be attributed to the one-on-one service and knowledge we provide.

Hours

Wed - Fri:
10:00AM - 04:30PM
Sat:
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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When I stopped by the store, I was shocked and stunned by the owner's rudeness. I am in a knitting group with other ladies, and we had been to lunch when we stopped in. All of us looked like good bets to be good customers. We each felt we got the once-over as described above.

The owner seemed so unhappy to see us, and after her "inspection of us" she returned to chatting with a woman who was sitting and knitting in the store when we entered. When I expressed interest in yarn and asked the price of an employee, I got a great big sigh, then she reluctantly said she'd "see if she could find a price."

I would sooner give up knitting than ever be a customer there. Fortunately, there are good alternatives, so I can take my business elsewhere.

The dogs were very friendly, and I liked them.

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by bullknit on Saturday, Sep 24 2011 at 01:08PM CDT

It's been a long time since someone has looked me up and down to assess what I was wearing--high school, maybe? But all of us got the onceover from the owner the day we stopped by. We were informed that they were the largest distributor of Prism in the southwest. As described here, they are more of a clothing boutique with yarn scattered in between. Prices aren't marked, the dogs, etc. We did find a couple of cute purses at which point the owner became VERY friendly. We will not go back again.

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by knitbruce on Tuesday, Aug 16 2011 at 03:29AM CDT

The zip code for this shop is wrong... it should be 75254, not 75052

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by mcp17609 on Sunday, Jul 10 2011 at 06:41PM CDT

have heard horror stories about the owner-she was perfectly friendly to me. no price marked on the yarn-which is goofy. fairly unique selection as far as other knitting stores in the dallas area. large selection of prism yarns. i feel like she marks the price up on the yarn alot. not a huge selection on yarn-tiny selection of needles, notions and accessories.

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by maxinedaley on Wednesday, Jul 15 2009 at 11:51AM CDT

My friend and I were in the Dallas area for an event late June 2009 and decided to check out the local yarn stores. We are both avid knitters and crocheters, create and share designs, and have our work on Ravelry. This store was closed due to “summer hours” on a Tuesday so we returned on Wednesday because the look through the window was very enticing: a large selection of yarns tastefully arranged as well as finished projects and other items.
When we returned, we were greeted by the owners three barking dogs at the door. We are dog lovers so this was no issue and upon entering the store, we stopped to pet and talk to the dogs. I noticed the lady at the desk on the phone and she looked at us with a somewhat irritated expression and continued her conversation.
A few minutes later she came up to us, no smile or greeting and asked us if we had been in the store before. When we said we had not, she asked: ” Are your familiar with working with high end yarns because that is what we are known for.” All the while, she was looking us over as if making some sort of judgment as to our “worthiness” to be in the store. I was shocked! We are retired nurses, not shop vandals. She asked if we were from Dallas and when we said we were from Odessa/Midland, she asked if we were “visiting or moving”. I suppose she was trying to see if we would be a future problem!
Her yarn is lovely but none of it is priced. The dogs run about the store and greet anyone who comes by barking at the door. There is a selection of dresses and other casual wear that the dogs move under and through.
We resisted the urge to turn around almost immediately and leave and did walk around briefly to see the yarn just so she would not have the satisfaction of having sent us packing. The store owner returned to the phone to talk with a vendor/service provider in the most rude and hostile manner. We left the store without as much as a goodbye.
This business seems to be designed for use by hand selected patrons and friends more than the knitting public.
Unless you crave abuse pass this one by.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Mar 31 2009 at 10:46AM CDT

I was in the neighborhood and decided to go in to see what this store was like. DDK is more of a boutique than yarn store, as they sell a lot of clothing. The yarn is displayed by color, which, while aesthetically pleasing, makes shopping for yarn difficult. They carry a lot of Berrocco yarns, but from what I saw, the majority of their stock is novelty.

While I can get over the display and novelty yarn, I cannot get over the fact that there are no prices on their yarn; nothing, not even an indication of a price range. This is also made more frustrating by the fact that when asked to check for prices, the staff is less than enthusiastic about helping.

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