Monday, October 4, 2010

Six Loose Ladies.......

......is a yarn shop I always wanted to visit since my friend Tricia, a Vermonter, gave me the hint.
Yesterday, I finally got to go there on a tour through Vermont we took my sister to enjoy the spectacular leave coloring you can find there at this season. My family was patient enough to take a little detour to satisfy my fiber addiction, which was absolutely worth it. 
(happy mom = happy family)


The Six Loose Ladies is more than a regular yarn shop they are a Vermont Fiber Arts shop and Gallery:


"Fiber Arts in Vermont is a non-profit membership organization that supports and encourages all creative fiber arts, provides a wide range of educational opportunities within this venue, coordinates resources, and fosters an atmosphere of communication within the fiber arts community."



It's not only the entrance of this shop Six Loose Ladies which makes you feel welcome, it's the whole atmosphere in the shop as well. I got to meet one of the ladies, Sandy, who was very friendly and knowledgeable, but not pushy. 


Even though they had a lot of their fibers at the Vermont Sheep and Wool festival at this very week end. I still found a huge selection of wonderful yarn including great locally dyed or produced fiber, which I personally love to see in a good shop. It just reflects the creative spirit of an area.  It's so hard to find things made in  U.S.A in the commercial world.
The Six Loose Ladies make a difference.....


As an Art Gallery they also show a beautiful selection of shawl pins, bags, felted items, quilts and jewelry hand crafted by local artisans. 


Last but not least they have a variety of classes for all levels they offer and a cosy sit'n knit area, which makes me want to take out my knitting and stay for a while, but my family is waiting ;-)

Six Loose Ladies, I will be back.......

Here is what I found:


Fingering weight wool yarn from Mt. Ascutney View Farm in Perkinsville VT and two cards.
The yarn reminds me of Jamieson's Shetland wools. It has a beautiful twist and of course it's in my favorite color.....

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