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The Black Sheep

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Needlepoint remains our main concentration and has even been expanded in our new space. However, our yarn focus is changing slightly. Instead of carrying a full compliment of yarn, we will be concentrating on more specialty products. There will be a feature yarn or project of the month and, drum roll please . . . . .we will be hosting the Yarn Truck from Four Purls on the third Saturday of every month. Our knitting and crochet classes will definitely continue and we will maintain a full complement of needles, hooks, and tools, plus there will still be many fun accessories you are sure to appreciate.

We provide individual and group lessons for all skills and at all levels. If you are bored or frustrated by a particular project you have, we can even have it professionally completed. We also have a cadre of expert finishers for all your needle art projects.


Mon - Sat:
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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The Black Sheep indeed has moved to Fairbanks Ave (near Edgewater Dr.) but they do still carry yarn, just not as much as they used to. They will have a yarn and/or project of the month which will change every month. And yes, the Four Purls Yarn truck will be at their shop on the 3rd Saturday of every month and for special events throughout the year!

They are still carrying a full compliment of needles, hooks, and accessories so if you need something in a hurry, definitely stop on by.


by D. Kissinger on Tuesday, Mar 29 2016 at 04:52PM CDT

Black Sheep has moved to Fairbanks Ave. (near Edgewater Dr.) and no longer carries yarn.

Once a month the yarn truck from Four Purls in Winter Haven drives up to sell yarn.

The new address is:

1201 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Orlando, FL 32804


by Barb Gonick on Saturday, Mar 01 2014 at 01:22PM CST

In town from the cold north east. Lovely stop at black sheep. Very nice greeting and very helpful. She was genuinely curious about my current meiter stash sock yarn project. Thanks for the warm welcome.


by Anonymous on Monday, Feb 24 2014 at 07:58PM CST

I love this store! It has a small but nice selection of yarn. The best selection of needles in the area. A friendly and helpful staff. I even enjoyed looking through the needlepoint selection of canvases and supplies. Totally reinvigorated my creative juices! I highly recommend this store.


by Sissel Borgh Svange on Wednesday, May 08 2013 at 12:50PM CDT

Nice shop, nice yarn and nice people! As an norwegian yarnie this shop was to my liking! I'll be back next time I'm here on vacation :-)


by meow0628 on Monday, Mar 04 2013 at 02:04AM CST

I've been to this store twice. Once in 2010, and yesterday. Different women, same reaction. Very friendly and EXTREMELY helpful, and never ignored me. Unlike Sip & Knit, these ladies actually WANT you to buy their yarn.

The yarn area I think, is smaller than I remembered, it but still organized. I only went to this store because it is part of the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl and it was the closest to me, but I would of went anyways, because I love the ladies there.

This store is mostly a needlepoint store. SO much needlepointing yarn and supplies! If you knit and needlepoint in Orlando, this is the dream store.


by filypretzel on Tuesday, Feb 26 2013 at 02:28PM CST

I thought this shop had a very friendly staff, extremely helpful, but allowing us to take our time at our own pace. I would enjoy staying to knit if I lived nearby. The large front room held all needlepoint supplies, with the yarn in the back two smaller rooms. It was not a huge selection, but it was a fun assortment, with a variety of colors and several brands I haven’t tried yet! (FYI, it was recommended that on weekends we park in the office lot next store to avoid parking on the busy road out front.)


by Janice on Tuesday, May 15 2012 at 01:20AM CDT

Love this place!!!! Knitting paradise for me. Quiet and comfortable. Always welcoming. Bright, cheerful and there's CHOCOLATE!!!


by Suzie on Wednesday, Sep 07 2011 at 01:40AM CDT

I agree with the last poster about the yarn selection and staff, not so much the owner.
The attitude is more surly than friendly, and the prices are way out of line compared to other yarn shops. I don't know if I'd go there again even though it's nearest to me.


by Lalsox on Friday, Aug 05 2011 at 01:52PM CDT

The yarn selection is limited, but this is always the FIRST place I go for my knitting needs because the staff has really earned my loyalty. They are welcoming and eager to help. My (admittedly, well behaved) children are welcome in the shop. They remember me and go out of their way to accommodate me, even though I am not a big spender! Best of all, they carry Knitpicks needles in the store! Yes, it is a small shop, but well worth a visit.


by orchid2010 on Monday, Feb 07 2011 at 02:26AM CST

This is a very nice store but as others have mentioned, the yarn selection is very small. This store is geared more to needlepoint than anything else and if you do needlepoint, their selection of threads is amazing. I loved the staff -- I was there on a busy day and they were still very welcoming and helpful.


by Anonymous on Friday, Apr 23 2010 at 12:03AM CDT

This is a unique yarn store. They may not have a large selection (since they also carry needlepoint and cross stitch) what they do have is incredible and constantly expanding. Beautiful colors, scrumptious feel and a wide range of prices. They are always adding new manufacturers to their mix and every time I go in there they have new stock in. They have a great staff that is helpful and friendly. Since they don't have a large selection they are very gracious in giving out information on the other yarn shops in the area. I recommend everyone make this a regular stop for getting their yarn fix.


by Emma on Monday, Apr 05 2010 at 07:57PM CDT

Cross stitch is the main focus, but there is very nice yarn selection, its continuing to grow. Also, they're really nice about ordering special colours, etc. The staff wonderful, and the shop is very welcoming.


by snort on Monday, May 18 2009 at 06:12PM CDT

While still in the closet in the back, the selection is much better than it was on Park Ave. They have a very classy selection of interesting yarns. The cross stitch is still the main focus and the new location is so cheery.


by dragonknitter on Thursday, May 07 2009 at 07:52AM CDT

Yarn is priced very high and there isn't much of it.


by Anonymous on Saturday, Feb 07 2009 at 02:51PM CST

Great knitting classes and very knowledgeable instructor. The staff is always ready and willing to assist. Yarn inventory could be better. Definitely worth a visit.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jan 21 2009 at 07:48PM CST

They have moved to 1322 N. Mills and the new shop is great. Worth a second look.


by hatstatsnlace on Tuesday, Jul 08 2008 at 03:33PM CDT

I was at the shop in early April and it was very much open. I've heard they've switched owners since then, though.

The yarn section is small, and the staff (may have changed if there is a new owner) was very arrogant. My friend and I are young (17) and walked in off the street in jeans and a t-shirt and they acted like we weren't good enough for their service.


by Anonymous on Friday, May 30 2008 at 11:24AM CDT

The last I heard about this store was that it was closed. That was within the past couple of months. When I was in Winter Park in February, I did not see the sign.


by kellysunshinerain on Wednesday, Oct 17 2007 at 02:23PM CDT

I agree with the last post.


by funfairiegirl on Monday, Oct 15 2007 at 08:19PM CDT

Very nice staff, however the knitting section is barely there. They are mostly a cross stitch and needle point shop with a SMALL walk in closet size room of yarn and books. The selection was VERY limited both in variety and in color within what they had. Again, they were VERY nice though. Looked like the selection of stuff in the other sections was good, but I don't do either of those crafts.

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