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Thu Apr 23 17:37:02 -0500 2009
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Rachel's Favorite Yarn Stores

Store Average Rating
Vulcan's Rest
Chesapeake City, MD
A Tangled Skein
Hyattsville, MD
Island Yarn Boutique
Chester, MD

Rachel's Comments

about Island Yarn Boutique on Thu Apr 23 17:44:12 -0500 2009

Sue, the owner is really knowledgeable about her yarn, needles, and tools. For a new store, she has a great selection of the basic yarns - Cascade and Berroco - and I am happily surprised that she also has quite a few locally hand-dyed yarns such as Bare Sheep and Blue Heron yarns. This is a fantastic new addition to the Eastern Shore and it is a shop you don't want to miss!

about Vulcan's Rest on Thu Apr 23 17:49:02 -0500 2009

Excellent store with a huge selection of yarn! Incredibly knowledgeable staff who are eager to help and get to know their customers. They also have fantastic monthly sales! Call ahead or check out their website to find out what their current sale is. I love that the store offers weaving classes. I wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of it! Overall, fantastic store!

about A Tangled Skein on Thu Apr 23 18:02:54 -0500 2009

Absolutely phenomenal yarn store. HUGE selection of yarns, from basic (Encore and Ella Rae) to luxury (Jade Sapphire Silk/Cashmere and Jojoland Cashmere) and everything inbetween. They also have a great selection of hand-dyed yarns, like Neighborhood Fiber Company and Claudia's Handpainted. The organization of the yarn is genious - BY WEIGHT! It makes it so darn easy to find things! I also love that each skein has a price tag on it. There's no question about how much something costs.

Additionally, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They don't hover over your shoulder, but are happy to answer any questions or to just chat about yarn. The location is wonderful - not only are they across the street from Franklin's - a great restaurant/general store/brewery - they are right across the hall from The Beader's Workshop if you need beads for your project. This is the best yarn store in the Metro DC area BY FAR!

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