Joanne writes from Iowa today….
“Just like my friend Ruth, I search out yarn shops when I travel, hoping to find local yarn.
I’m visiting my daughter in Iowa this week and made a quick visit to the Home Ec. Workshop.
Located in a lovely old red Victorian-style home, the shop offers supplies and inspiration for quilting, crafting, sewing, and a full selection of mostly natural-fiber yarns for knitting and crochet.
It was fun to visit and chat with the owner Codi Josephson, who shared that the shop was recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine (Spring/Summer 2022 issue). I came away with a few treasures …. a fabric project bag and some fabric to make a few more. And I found a locally dyed yarn called Ewe & Lea. I loved all the colors, so ended up with five skeins …. wonder what projects I’ll be knitting up!” —Joanne
P.S. You can shop online, if you aren’t headed to Iowa City anytime soon. I bought some sock yarn (on sale) for a friend. -Ruth
Joanne – best wishes with whatever projects unfold – and Ruth – enjoyed this post
Love the old house, small rolling downtown lawn. I’m sure the owners appreciated the out of town shoppers. dc
Joanne, thanks for sharing your Iowa finds. That yarn and those project bags are beautiful. Love the hues and patterns.
Great pictures Joanne, loved them all. I’ll definitely check out the online shop.
Those fabrics are intriguing .
Amazing! I try to seek out second hand book stores and/or stationary shops. (My weaknesses.) 🙂