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Village Spinning & Weaving Shop - OUT OF BUSINESS

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Notes

Spinning and Weaving supplies, plus yarns, Many books, supplier of wheels, bobbins, spindles, and dying supplies

Hours

Mon:
09:30AM - 05:30PM
Wed - Sat:
09:30AM - 05:30PM
Sun:
11:00AM - 05:00PM

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My kind of shop!
I love FULL stores, where stuff just falls all over you, and you trip over goodies :)
There was a walkway (I'm a sucker for a little hyperbole) but 1/2 the store was closed.

This was my first time in and my husband and I just popped in to see what all the hype was. We weren't acknowledged when we first came in (there were other customers being helped), but after I made eye contact, I was given full attention. Both owners were ridiculously helpful. The best help I've received in any shop! :)

I ended up purchasing a spindle and lots of fiber to play around with (I guess I'll be spinning now?!), and Marsha gave me a nice demo (over 1/2 hr!) with a few different fibers and showed me a couple of techniques to play around with as I was starting out. We also talked about the different sheep, spinning and dying the fiber. Her and her husband John both took the time out to talk to me about the different fiber lengths and some of the issues I might run into starting out w/ the spindle. Even my husband was totally engaged in the spindle lesson :D

Will definitely come back when I'm ready for a spinning wheel.
What a great shop.

ETA: I came back in July '10 and purchased my first spinning wheel - Lendrum DT complete. I sent John a message about a month in advance to let him know that I'd like a wheel set aside for me, when I came to pick up the wheel it was set up and ready to go. Even got a demo on how to get started. The Lendrum was a breeze. Made me feel like an old pro. I was even given some more time to test additional wheels (over an hour spinning on 6 wheels) to make sure that I was comfortable with my decision (I was). Really great experience and I'm so happy that I made the trip back to Solvang to have such hands on customer service. I could've purchased online, sure, but I was really impressed with how warm the shop owner's were and I wanted them to get my business. Customer service counts!

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by Anonymous on Friday, Mar 06 2009 at 01:27PM CST

I don't know what shop the unhappy patron entered but it was not the one I did. I have visited Solvang twice, and I spent alot of my time in this wonderful shop. They were so helpful and the products they sell are wonderful. I only wish I lived closer to take advantage of it more often.

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by zepherine on Saturday, Sep 27 2008 at 12:02AM CDT

Great shop! The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. In addition to the yarn, fiber, spindles, & wheels, VS&W has an incredible selection of books.

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by pembrook on Friday, May 30 2008 at 01:27PM CDT

I gave this store all 5's - but it doesn't appear to be saving my rating. Hmmm....

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by pembrook on Sunday, Mar 30 2008 at 11:35AM CDT

I stopped her for an hour on a road trip from the Bay Area to LA. It ended up being the highlight of my vacation. The friendly couple who owned the shop showed me exciting new spindles and lovely fiber. I was very new to spinning at the time and the stop filled me with enthusiasm and inspiration. And their yarn selection was great. I bought some undyed alpaca that has been a dream to knit. The only draw back I had was the horrendo Solvang parking (I went on a summer weekend). Overall, I found this store to be folksy and welcoming. It is clearly run by people who love what they do.

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by hmiller on Sunday, Oct 28 2007 at 12:53PM CDT

If it were possible to give this store a negative rating I would. The people here are extremely unfriendly. Warning, do not enter store to attempt to find even the simplest of supplies!

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