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The Yarn Club in Virginia Beach, VA…Anyone Can Join!

This is the first episode of my travelling search for the most interesting and beautiful yarn shops in the Southeast. Feel free to comment or make suggestions for a future story on your favorite shop!
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Andrea Riddle,  illustrator, wife and mother of two amazing girls, opened her shop, “The Yarn Club” in Virginia Beach, in March of 2011. It is jammed to the rafters with beautiful yarns from all over.  Andrea is rightfully proud of her status as “the largest selection of hand dyed yarns” in the area. I would venture to say it is one of the largest selections of hand dyed yarns, anywhere. The store is filled with large name companies and many small companies and Indi-dyers.  Be sure to go and see for yourself. Like me, Andrea has had many different careers in the past, but I find it very interesting that her family has raised soft-shell crabs, a licensed aquaculture business, right on their property. In addition to their daughters, she and her husband Jeff are also raising many pets, including an adorable bearded dragon, named Lizzy.  The Yarn Club has several great instructors: Debbie, Kiki, Hazel and Chuck, and offers a full schedule of classes at www.yarnclubknits.com, and a really rockin knit nite, Thursdays. I have a feeling this shop attracts quite a few of the hip knitters of VA Beach. The shop is also active on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-yarn-club-inc and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/Theyarnclub.  Everyone is welcome to join them any
time in the store or online.

Andrea Riddle

 

Encore Wall at The Yarn Club!

 

Just Inside the Front Door!

4 Comments so far
  1. by Dannah

    On October 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Being someone that lives in the southeast (Alabama does count, right?) I love knowing what yarn shops are close by.

    If you get down to the Huntsville area, we have several shops to look at. Fiber Art Works is my personal favorite.

  2. by theresa

    On October 17, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Great idea for a series of articles! We’d love to have you come up to Monterey, VA and visit our shop, Wool Becomes Ewe. We raise lamb in Highland County which has the lowest population in Virginia with 2,300 people. We sell yarn and fabric and also operate an online store. So much inspiration up here in the Allegheny Mountains.

  3. by Heidi

    On October 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Don’t worry, Theresa, I will get there soon!

  4. by mary

    On October 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Wow how excellent. I live here (here being relative to VA Beach). I didn’t know this place was here! Bit of a drive through a tunnel full of congestion or two but…… Hey I shall be looking this place up. Thank you for your wonderful pictures and notes about the owner and her store! Most appreciated!!!
    Mary

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