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Welcome to Sheep & Shawl’s website, all about a new Local Yarn Shop in western Massachusetts, located in the Tibetan Plaza on Rtes 5/10 at 265 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield.  The Spring Class Schedule is now posted on the Community page.

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We have new yarns, accessories, and local food/gift items arriving weekly.  Stop in to take a look!  Also check out the Community page to see the schedule for classes and events.  We always have Gift Certificates and Gift Basket options (you can make a custom one choosing from local artists’ teacups, honey, tea, tea “nest” strainers, & cookies, as well as yarn, patterns, books, and gifty notions).

The mission of Sheep & Shawl is to create a market for natural fiber yarns, promoting local and regional fiber farmers and fiber artists, and to create a local community of knitters and fiber artists.

I am so excited to be in this beautiful space within the vibrant Pioneer Valley, where “buy local” is a way of life. I hope you’ll visit my website again and be looking for updates!

- Liz Sorenson, owner

p.s. Greenfield Rd. is also known as Rtes 5/10.  Click on the address text in the right-hand column and a new window will open to take you to South Deerfield!

41 responses to “HOME

  1. Can’t wait, Liz. Good luck, Break a leg, or Blessings…. whatever works. Jane Dunning

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  2. excited to see future posts on this blog! :)

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  3. Liz,
    I just know your shop will be a smashing success. Best of luck to you as you embark on an exciting new adventure. Be sure to let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.
    Warmest regards,
    Betsy Martin
    A Loom with a View

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    • Thanks very much Betsy! I will be in touch when I return from vacation. Hope your shop is continuing to do very well in Newburyport!
      Cheers,
      Liz

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  4. My very best wishes as you embark on this fabulous endeavor! Looking forward to a visit from eastern MA to western MA!

    Margaret

    Margaret B. Russell
    Antrim Handweaving
    Studio & Study
    Byfield, MA

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  5. I’m thrilled to hear about this shop and will be there to shop as soon as I can get there after opening. What a brilliant idea!

    See you soon!

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  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to visiting the shoppe! Lots of luck and fun, Barbara

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  7. Liz- Congrats for knitting together all the pieces of your new shop. I wish you success and great fun.

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  8. Liz,
    Liz,
    This is a wonderful use of all your amazing talents! I can’t wait to come visit! Thanks for helping to keep the creative stream flowing for you and all the rest of us!
    Hugs, Gail

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  9. You’ll do great, Mama! Can’t wait to visit the shop again, what a great variety of quality made products!

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  10. It’s all so tempting – glad I didn’t stay longer – I’d be knitting into my year 1000! Blessings!

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  11. Congradulations Liz Please keep me on your email list.
    Lucretiachase1@comcast.net

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  12. Congratulations! I am very excited to come see your shop! Just heard about you today, and I am ecstatic (I live in Greefield). I hope to come for your knitting nights soon. Happy Luck and Good Health to you!
    Cynthia

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  13. Great stuff Liz, can’t wait to visit, maybe next year! Weather is turning here too and thoughts of wool fill the air as I gather in the fleece for next year’s products. Maybe by next year you’ll be importing wool from Papay and Sedbergh!!

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  14. Liz… you have found your bliss! So very very happy for you and everyone who lives near you! We need to have a Knitini!!!

    Go go goddess!
    Jill

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  15. Great class with Laverne! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
    Elaine

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  16. Thank you Liz for opening such a great shop! And selling my needle felting supplies and classes too! Best of wishes, Deb from Emma’ s Garden Primitives

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    • Thanks Deb! It’s great having your classes and felting supplies at Sheep & Shawl. You have another winner this week with the needle-felted sheep pin/ornament!

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  17. Looks great … wondering if you are going to or have felting tools. classes begin ? :) Jill

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    • Thanks Jill. We do have felting tools, including single needles (no multi), that are provided by Deb, our needle-felting teacher. Class schedule for Jan. – Mar. will be posted soon! Stay tuned, Liz

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  18. I would like to take your Trumbed? (stuffed) mitten class in January and wondered when it is and the cost. I have one and possibly two friends that want to take the day time class with me.

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    • That’s great Karen. Although I haven’t posted the class yet, Thrummed Mittens will be scheduled for 3 Thursdays – Jan. 9, 16, 23 – for a morning class (10 – 12) and a night class (7 – 9). Cost: $60 class fee plus materials. Come by the shop or call to register. Happy Holidays! – Liz

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  19. I would love to be added to you email list Thank you
    Alice

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  20. Can’t find your hours on this web site. Thank you.

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    • Lary, the hours are in the right-hand sidebar with the address (perhaps they don’t show up on a phone screen?). We are open Wed – Fri 12 – 6; Sat 10 – 6; Sun 12 – 4; and Knit Nite Wed 7 – 9, Knit Circle Friday 1 – 3, Spinning Guild 2nd & 4h Wednesdays 6 – 8. Hope to see you soon! Liz

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  21. Hello Liz….I drive by a number of times each week and finally caught on to the fact that there was a “new” shop there. I just noticed the yarn sign this past Saturday and searched on line just about the time your second spinning class was ending. Oh, no!! I am just venturing into the world of spinning and would have loved to take the class. Maybe you will be offering it again? I will definitely check out the Spinning Guild…….Beth

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    • Hello Beth – welcome! We will have more spinning classes, both in drop spindle and with your own wheel. Watch for the April – June class schedule to be coming out soon. I look forward to meeting you, Liz

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