The Holiday season will soon be upon us so it’s a good idea to start your craft projects soon. Chances are you’re the crafty type who enjoys making a heartfelt gift for the special people in your life. And if you’re not particularly crafty then you probably either know someone who is or have local crafty people that operate a small business. Where you spend your money matters. If you are crafty, why not buy your yarns from your local yarn store or a local dyer and spinner (if not local, consider someone in your home state). Or if you make your own yarn, consider buying your spinning supplies from the market down the street. I know, why highlight what would seem to be the competition? Because small businesses matter and in the spirit of small business camaraderie I’ve spent some time searching online for local businesses (by state) you should consider patronizing for your holiday shopping needs. (NOTE: None of the businesses listed paid for advertising – I used a search engine and included the sites that appear to be in business at this time. I’ve also included notes for any business I have personally shopped).
Beesy Bee Fibers (Great fibers & great service!)
Treenway Silks (Excellent customer service & fun fibers!)
|Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New Mexico||New York
Spinning Bunny (I love their fibers!)
|South Carolina||South Dakota||Tennessee|
W.C. Mercantile (I bought some beautiful silk hankies from this store – great service!)