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Welcome to Sheep & Shawl’s website.  Read about a new Local Yarn Shop in western Massachusetts, located in the Tibetan Plaza on Rtes 5/10 at 265 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield.  We’re just off I-91 exit 24 N and exit 25 S.

We have regional and Fairtrade yarns, needles, notions, accessories, and local food/gift items.  Over 20 fiber artists and fiber farmers supply handwoven scarves, knitwear, felted items, and local roving and yarn.  Stop in to take a look!  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).  If you’re touring the area, we are south of Historic Deerfield and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory.  Local fiber enthusiasts, check out the Community page to see the schedule for classes and events.

Sheep & Shawl’s 48 book suggestions for someone you know: Sheep and Shawl book suggestions

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

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  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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