The Yarn Maven is a dream come true for owner Sue Shimomura, who grew up in a knitting family. Her mum, grandmothers and aunts were all avid knitters. When she was four years old, her mum, tired of being asked, gave in and taught her to knit. By the time she was eight years old, she was knitting hats and mittens, then baby sweaters, then adult sweaters and aran knits. When Ravelry came online in 2006 and an entirely new realm of knitting was introduced to the world, Sue discovered lace and traditional styles such as Selbuvotter mittens, ganseys, Estonian knits, and more.
The Yarn Maven opened in early 2017, and we are very excited to have met so many new friends who love yarn, knitting and crochet as much as we do. Your enthusiasm for the shop has encouraged us to grow, so we
purchased our own building that gives us a much larger space. Now we have more yarn, supplies, classes and events to offer to you and the rest of our knitting and crocheting community. We're very happy to be here!