We just got back from a trip to Davidson, North Carolina to bring my son home from a three-week intensive Animal Behavior class. While exploring the Davidson College campus area we walked by a yarn-bombed store sign . . .
. . . marking the entrance to a store of particular interest. The Needlecraft Center is a lovely store right on Main Street. I had not expected to go yarn shopping, but at the encouragement of my wonderful husband, I went up the front steps.
Sale yarns are on a table just inside the door to the building, still outside the store. Happily for the aforementioned wonderful husband, there were also records from The Bird's Nest (upstairs) on the same table.
Laurie greeted me when I entered the store, complimented me on the Taurus shawl I happened to be wearing, then thoughtfully left me to my own devices. I hadn't come prepared with yarn weight and yardage information, so I just drank the store in and promised to come back the following day.
The Needlecraft Center has knitting and crocheting yarns in the front two rooms, and needlepoint yarns in the back two. They have more brands than are listed on their website, including some gorgeous indie handpaints. The yarns are mostly in little cubbies or on bookshelves, with a few in standing baskets around the store. The store had an open, spacious feel, in contrast to some larger stores which are set up differently.
When I returned to the store (I actually returned twice---once between swimming and dinner that same day and once the next morning) I was surprised to learn that Laurie had visited my blog and had been researching my shawl. How flattering!
With Laurie's help, I chose some buttery-soft Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool to swatch with as well as some discontinued Berroco Suede. I'll have to think up more excuses to visit the Charlotte area so I can visit this store again!
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