Downtown Clawson Store Expands to Include Increased Focus on Education
From the beginning, The Yarn Stop’s focus has been the education of its customers, with increasing skills levels as a goal. Beginning in January 2019, they will expand their space to create the new and exciting The Yarn Stop University (YSU). The increased space will allow for an even greater focus on providing opportunities for knitters and crocheters to hone their skills. Classes, workshops, demonstrations, and trunk shows will feature local, regional and national instructors so that fiber artists and hobbyists in Metro Detroit can learn from these experts.
The 1400 square foot addition doubles the size of the store, and it will not be limited to classes alone. The Yarn Stop hosts social knit and crochet groups, which allow people to increase their skill levels, similar to classes. The current social groups will be able to increase in size, as well as offer new groups a place to start up. There are plans for groups for men, sock knitters, and there may be a book club and monthly movie night. The new space is designed to be comfortable, welcoming, and relaxing, providing a great atmosphere for learning.
“We are excited to be able to grow with this space,” says Sam Gill, co-owner of The Yarn Stop. “This is an innovative and creative way to offer our customers a chance to grow with us. We look forward to seeing our current and new customers take advantage of the opportunities that they will find for learning.”
The Yarn Stop has several upcoming events, with more details on their website and Facebook page:
• Mittens for Detroit Open House – Sunday, 1/27/19
• Yarn Tasting, featuring Cascade Yarns – Monday, 1/28/19
• Football Widow Event – Sunday, 2/3/19 (Super Bowl Sunday)
• Pajama Party – Friday, 3/8/19