At 4,000 square feet, Friends & Fiberworks is the largest yarn shop in the Southeast. “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it,” jokes Lisa Mackey who opened the shop to promote community and support fiber artists’ “habits and addictions.” Every kind of fiber art is taken care of here, from rug hooking to needlepoint felting. Lisa says raising sheep inspired her to take up spinning, then knitting, weaving, and felting. “We had all this fiber and had to figure out what to do with it,” she says. Crafting quickly became her passion.
Classes at Friends & Fiberworks take place daily for students of all skill levels. Create a pair of socks or get knitting guidance. “Friends & Fiberworks exists because of the wonderful staff who work here,” says Lisa.