New items in the shop brought back from the UK! Laura’s Loom Blue-faced Leicester (BFL) tweed (marled) yarn, and two more colors of BFL-Suri Alpaca yarn; North Ronaldsay rare-breed sheep yarns; Zwartbles yarn (from sheep raised in Orkney); sheep printed tea towels; and larger size GogoOlive hand-knitted animal dolls from Zimbabwe! Come in and browse – we’re back to full-time hours.
Welcome to Sheep & Shawl’s website. When you visit us at Sheep & Shawl know that we are here to help you with your knitting, yarn, or pattern questions. We love to see what you have created with our yarn! All of our staff are experienced knitters – some are also weavers, spinners, or crocheters – and we give you personal attention. We also showcase local yarns and local fiber artists. Let us know if there’s a class you would like to take here that we aren’t already offering. Stay in touch! The contact us “via email” link in the right column will reach us, or you can call us at 413-397-3680.
We host free Wednesday night Crafts Nites from 6 – 8pm. The “regulars” at Crafts Nite are very welcoming to newcomers. There’s always room for more and we have fun! Bring any portable craft you’d like to work on.
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Find updates for events and sales here, and our calendar of classes and events on the Community page, but you’ll get more immediate info on our facebook page (don’t forget to like us!), and usually more detailed info via our e-newsletter (you can sign up in the column to the right).
We opened our Local Yarn Shop in western Massachusetts in August 2013, 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. See the map for directions. Our hours are Tue. 10 – 6, Wed. 12 – 8, Thur. – Fri. – Sat. 10 – 6, Sun. 12 – 4.
See our latest Class and Event list – and Calendar! – on the Community page. Call 413-397-3680 for more information and to register.
We have regional and Fairtrade yarns, needles, notions, accessories, and local food/gift items. Nearly 50 fiber artists and fiber farmers supply handwoven scarves, rugs, blankets, knitwear, felted items, pottery yarn bowls & mugs, and local roving and yarn. Stop in to take a look! We always have Gift Certificates and make-your-own Gift Baskets. If you’re touring the area, we are just south of Historic Deerfield and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory.
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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