Hill Country Weavers

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Sales on the 1st Thursday of each month with extended hours that night.

Hours

Mon - Sat:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
Sun:
01:00PM - 05:00PM

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by Eileen on Thursday, May 16 2013 at 04:38PM PDT

This is a big store -- it's an entire HOUSE, maybe 1900sf? I don't know where the people who made previous comments went, but maybe they didn't walk around the entire house.

There are actually three very large rooms (as big as some entire yarn stores I've been to, and I've been to a lot) and 4 or 5 small rooms, plus lots of nooks and crannies.

It seemed very well organized to me. And, yes, cozy, but I *love* the feeling of being totally surrounded with yarn.

There is a classroom with mainly spinning wheels, looms, and other accessories, a room with more of the high-end yarn, a room with knitting accessories and mostly baby yarn and the standard yarns, and--my favorite--an entire section of sock yarn.

They also have GREAT classes and really fun and interesting events.

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by Anonymous on Monday, Nov 29 2010 at 08:29PM PST

Stop at this fun store while on vacation. Had great fun! The stock is extensive and included a lot of unique yarn. If I was back in the area, I would visit again.

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by SerineKat on Sunday, Nov 14 2010 at 01:14PM PST

Ok, it's a great yarn shop for central Texas. The yarns stocked are fairly typical and common in more high end yarn stores. Prices are good. Service is ok... but it's just soo darn cramped! After all the talking up I got about the store I was disappointed. I expected more space and more yarn than what I saw. The house is stocked from floor to ceiling with yarn but it's hard to really SEE what they have... sort of a sensory overload and I couldn't really feel a clear organization to it all. Because the shop is so small it's hard to move around and if there are several shoppers at once forget any sort of service.

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by trish sierer on Monday, Jun 28 2010 at 03:38PM PDT

I live in Austin and it is the ONLY one to go to if you are on a quest for good, unique yarn. We also have Jo-Anns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby, but their yarns PALE in comparison to the yarn at HCW! The staff is very friendly and helpful and it is difficult NOT to buy anything because there is such a huge selection. There are three buildings for their business if that gives you an idea of what kind of inventory they have... The only thing I wish they had was a bigger selection of unique needles. Other than that, they are the bomb.

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by valis on Monday, May 17 2010 at 06:21PM PDT

Have been a great fan since 2009 when I would come to Austin from Houston. Now a resident in Austin. This is my all time favorite place nearby. I love the staff-so cool!
Very helpful and always accessible to answer questions or assist you. Worth the visit!

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by lizberry81 on Tuesday, Nov 24 2009 at 02:00PM PST

My first visit was somewhat marred by the fact that a women was visiting who brought three boys with her who proceeded to run around the shop (that is - as already mentioned - sort of cramped) playing tag. I got shoved and my husband got his foot tromped on... so we left in a hurry since no one seemed to be willing to put a stop to the behavior.

We went next door to the actual weaving studio where there was more yarn and I accidentally fell in love w/ some Koigu that I had to have.

I gave this location a second chance on another trip back through Austin and it was much quieter the second time. I was able to get some needles and some nice baby alpaca roving... so I'm glad I went back, it really is a nice little place.

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by Gamera on Monday, Apr 06 2009 at 08:34PM PDT

HCW is a must visit shop, whether you're from out of town or local. Take some time to really look around and soak it all in. Everything from Needle Felting to Weaving to Crocheting to Knitting to Spinning, they will take care of you!

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by Sam - On Hooks and Needles on Saturday, Feb 28 2009 at 07:10AM PST

Inside this quaint little yellow house are fibers galore! Oodles of yarn to oggle. They have a wonderful selection of high quality yarn and the staff is very friendly. I had my hopes up that this was a crochet friendly store since Debbie Stoller has done a book signing of "The Happy Hooker". Sadly, when I asked where the crochet hooks were, I was directed to a small part of a large wall devoted to knitting needles and accessories. There were about 7 aluminum hooks and 5 wooden hooks. I wouldn't say the store isn't crochet friendly because the staff I talked to were very nice - they just don't have much selection or stock of crochet hooks. (Note: I visited in 2007 so perhaps they have more hooks now)

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by deliriumknits on Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 at 09:29PM PST

Nothing bad to say about an awesome yarn store with beautiful inventory, nice uberhelpful people, great atmosphere and a cupcake trailer on the opposite corner. HEAVEN.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Jan 23 2009 at 01:20PM PST

OMG! I love this store! They are cramped, but it is so worth it. The variety in selection and price is astounding. I could easily spend an entire day checking out all that HCW has to offer. Love it!

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by Shayna on Saturday, Jan 17 2009 at 08:17PM PST

I didn't discover HCW until I moved to Santa Fe, but I make sure to go every time I'm back in Austin. It is cozy and filled to the brim with yarn, books and supplies. It is easy to spend a long time there and hard not to find something to love.

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Dec 28 2008 at 11:17AM PST

Best LYS in Central Texas!

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by womanobsessed on Friday, Oct 17 2008 at 11:33AM PDT

I LOVE Hill Country Weavers. Went on the recent yarn crawl to 10 stores in central Texas and HCW came out on top in my book. Great selection, great atmosphere, almost always find something I can't live without.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Sep 19 2008 at 05:56PM PDT

Does HCW stock spinning wheels? Their website, though beautiful, left me with questions about what they actually stock. I'm looking for a place to test out (and eventually buy) a wheel (probably an Ashford), but I don't want to make the trip down without knowing.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 at 06:27PM PDT

I live in DFW but travel to Austin with my family often. I *always* make sure to go to Hill Country Weavers! I find it cozy, not cramped. Always have had awesome customer service. They have a lovely selection from useful, inexpensive standbys all the way up to lux fibers and handspuns. I like their almost hidden little room with spinning supplies and fibers as well. Though I will admit the spinning selection isn't huge.

Love them!~ (And Hey Cupcake is right next door.....)

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by Anonymous on Friday, Jan 25 2008 at 12:11PM PST

Wonderful selection ~ best in the area. I always end up going to Hill Country Weavers because they always have something I need or want. Very helpful staff when you need it, but leave you alone to browse at your leasure.

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by anonymous37 on Sunday, Jan 20 2008 at 11:34AM PST

The selection is the best in the Hill Country, for sure. It is fun to browse and dream there. It is a tad tight, but it's cozy and chock full of yarn. They have LOADS of books, magazines and patterns, too. Lots of needles. Lots of totes and knitterly kinds of stuff.

I never took any of the classes because they seem a little too expensive for what is offered. Most shops in other parts of the country offer private lessons for what group rates are here, so it is a little offputting.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jan 01 2008 at 07:12AM PST

Cramped,Yes, but the best I have ever visited in the Hill Country area! I like how you are left alone to browse the selection without being hounded. If you need help, simply stand by the desk, someone will spend as much time as necessary to get you to what you are looking for.

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