About Us

We’re just finishing our 32nd year in Gainesville. Wow!  Hard to believe that we’ve been here for what sounds like forever. It has been quite wonderful, but challenging, to keep the store up to your expectations. We hope we have succeeded and are looking forward to “carrying on”.

We have lots of beautiful yarn to knit and crochet and new bags to put it all in. There are new needlepoint canvases to enjoy.  Let us show you some fabulous fibers to enhance your piece and your working pleasure. There is a lot of enjoyment in handwork and you should have fun doing it.

For knitting and


We have a lot of needlepoint, handpainted by the finest painters, along with wonderful fibers, to make your stitching a pleasure.

We carry yarns from Plymouth, Berroco, Cascade, Malabrigo, Trendsetter, Zen Yarn Garden, Frabjous Fibers, Universal and many other specialty companies.  

We have fiber for spinning that is hand dyed locally and some from indie dyers and commercial dyers. There are wool, wool blends, and a wonderful nylon "faux cashmere" that feels very much like real cashmere but spins like silk. 




Temporary Closing

Months ago we thought we would be reopening soon, but now with the pandemic still ever present we have been closed much longer than we expected.  In the meantime, we are now able to offer in-store shopping by appointment.  We know everyone prefers to pick out their own yarn, so we are here to provide safe in-person shopping, in addition to email ordering.  

For an appointment to shop in the store, please call 352-222-3755.  Our time is flexible, anytime after 10:30 a.m., any day of the week.  Masks required, hand sanitizer available for your use.  If you prefer to order by email or phone, that works too.  See instructions below...


  1. Email (yarnworks@email.com) or phone (352-222-3755) to place an order.  Be sure to include your email address and phone number when contacting us.  If you need to see a yarn or needlepoint canvas, or a kit, we can text or email a picture to you.
  2. After you make your selection, we can finalize the order on the phone or online with a credit card.
  3. Pickup is at my front door, anytime you tell me. 
  4. For those of you who can't get into Gainesville, we will ship your order.   

We are currently doing a complete inventory with the plan to eventually retire and sell the business.  It won't happen for a while, but we are getting ready.  Counting everything is monumental!  We still have plenty of inventory in the store, and some new stuff on the way too.  (Stay tuned via our newsletter.)

Meanwhile, make an appointment to get your holiday gifts started.  

Take care and stay well.  We miss you!

All of us at Yarnworks

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