Skeins On Main originally opened at 424 S Main St, just two doors down from our current location. The shop was 950 square feet, and within 9 months the owners at that time decided they needed a larger space. Only two doors away, an art gallery was closing. The location was perfect for their dream yarn shop. With hunter green walls and floor and spotlights on the walls, the yarn would be highlighted perfectly. And thus… They moved the shop.
In February, 2008, one owner left, leaving the other as sole owner. During 2008, she decided she really felt more compelled to knit and be creative, possibly writing another book, than to run the business end of it. So she sold it to long-time employee Lori Sheffield and her father, George Ash, on January 1, 2009.
The current store is 2500 square feet of pure yarn paradise! The needle cabinet is always stocked full of ChiaoGoo needles (both stainless steel and bamboo), Dreamz, and Karbonz. The expansive yarn selection varies by the season, but always includes Shepherd’s Wool, Berroco, many hand-dyed yarns and much, much more.