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"Travel Blog: A Yarn Shop Grows in Brooklyn"
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Planet Purl heads to the Big Apple for a two-part yarn crawl. First up -- Brooklyn!
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You don’t have to wear skinny jeans and flash your body art to get into Yarn Tree, but it’ll definitely help you fit in once you’re out on the street.  The Williamsburg neighborhood, where it’s located, is considered hipster central and is definitely one of the most popular places to visit in Brooklyn. It’s full of young people, artists, and various other harmless weirdoes-- kind of like the West Village used to be, only safe.

Lucky for you, there’s another great reason to head to this part of town.  Yarn Tree is a specialty yarn shop that focuses on small brands, with a distinct focus on organic and hand-dyed lines like 13 Mile Yarn, Catalina, New England Highland, Frog Tree, and one of a kind hand dyed pieces by Nancy Finn of Chasing Rainbows.  They sell natural dyes as well, and seeing as the owner of the shop has a book on natural dyeing techniques (published by Random House) then you can safely assume you’re buying them from the right place.  She even teaches classes in the store on dyeing in addition to spinning, weaving, felting, and of course knit and crochet courses.

What’s that strange sound?  Is it a camel in search of its hair?  In addition to the front room, dominated by yarn, Yarn Tree has a back room full of all kinds of different fibers for spinners and felters: camel, buffalo, bamboo, and even yak are in stock.  We’re sure that if you left the store in a yak jacket, you would impress the Williamsburg “elite” and maybe even convince a few that you are one of their own.

Yarn Tree
347 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-384-8030


  
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