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This store has a selection I expected and more, notably, huge walls of Noro, Cascade, and Lamb's Pride. There isn't a crazy amount of sock yarn, but I noticed a neat indie dyed sock yarn available. The staff is friendly without being intrusive.
This shop has a very nice atmosphere and is pet-friendly, like much of Friday Harbor. I especially enjoyed looking at two yarns whose source of fleece were local.
I really like Weaving Works because the location is convenient to me, however when I go in, the staff don't seem to want to come out of their little corner. They aren't unfriendly but don't seem to go out of their way to be helpful.
Otherwise, they have a great selection and I always find what I need.
I last went to the Yarn Gallery for a winter sale. They celebrated by having wine and cheese for the customers and were very friendly.
I like that they have a lot of Patons yarns that I can't find in other stores. As the previous poster said, there were a lot of basics, which are nicer than the big box stores but less expensive than high end stores.
I was surprised at how much they had in terms of yarn selection considering that this is mostly a fabric store. They have better quality than Joann's but seems less fancy than some other specialty yarn shops.
This is a charming little yarn shop! The selection is not huge, you can find very yarns that are local and rare. Debbie and Maxine shear the sheep that live on Lopez Island, spin the wool, and then dye it! I met Debbie and she is pictured in front of the shop.
It seems that I've been mistaken: Debbie and Maxine don't actually shear the sheep themselves, but help with shearing. They do use the fleece from the sheep, which makes a beautiful and unique yarn.
My most frequented LYS is one that is closest to me. I didn't have a car for a couple of years, so distance was important. The other yarn stores in the area were pretty annoying to get to even by bus. I value the helpfulness of the staff and like to frequent the ones that are welcoming now that distance is less of an issue for me.
This is a cute little shop! As the other reviewers mentioned, they do carry a lot of stock without making it hard to turn around. I was especially impressed with their selection of bulky yarns and how friendly they are. However, they don't have spinning supplies as this entry indicates.
Wow, ArtFibers is unlike any other yarn store I have visited! They have rows of swatches and samples with the corresponding cones stored below. These are their own yarns and are sold by the yard. You won't find Cascade here, but I walked away with a kit to make a beautiful scarf.