“We are a yarn shop specializing in unique, artisan yarns designed to enlighten & inspire. A few brands we carry: Habu, Shibui, Handmaiden, Lorna’s Laces, Jade Sapphire, Lantern Moon, Araucania, Koigu, Madelinetosh….”
Loop & Leaf is a shop located in Santa Barbara, CA and has recently become my go-to place for all things yarn. Not only do they carry a wide variety of yarns, the staff pays attention to each customer as if they were the only one in the store. This might mean you will have to wait your turn, but it is a turn worth waiting. The owner, Celeste, and her staff are very knowledgeable and eager to help in any situation.
The shop also offers classes and tutorials, an area where you can sit and get help on your item (while drinking a wonderful cup of tea), yarn winding, and an index of folks who can help in the event that the staff may not be able to.
If you are ever in the Santa Barbara area I recommend checking this place out, regardless of your yarn necessity or lack thereof.
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