Local business invites the crafty to knit, crochet, spin and weave

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Lucky Ewe Yarn is celebrating its sixth year of business, and owner Linda Bond-Thomas said she could not be happier.

The business offers yarn and the tools and accessories needed to knit, crochet, spin and weave.

“More than anything I wanted to make a place for people to come create and just share in the joy of creating together,” Bond-Thomas said.

But the shop has evolved into so much more than that. In April of this year it moved to a new location in order to accommodate the growing business.

“We moved because we wanted more room for classes, so now we have a separate room for that purpose,” she said.

The shop offers a multitude of classes throughout the year, including group classes, which can be found on Lucky Ewe’s website, and private lessons, which can always be scheduled by appointment.

There are free classes and events as well, such as the “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Ball) happy hour group on Fridays at 5 p.m.

The classes are for everyone at every level of experience.

“You’re not going to see patterns in here that look like master’s works that should go in a museum. We try to approach people as beginners and make them comfortable,” she said.

Bond-Thomas offers more than classes for her customers. She also hand-dyes yarn that she sells in the shop. It’s called Wool Tree Yarn, which she named for her German roots.

The name for cotton is “Baumwolle” in German, which translates to “tree wool.”

Bond-Thomas dyes her yarn over an open fire using plants, bugs, and bark that she harvests right here in New Braunfels, which makes the store even more unique.

“Not every place has their own line of yarn, especially not hand-dyed because it’s hard to do,” she said.

Now that there is room the shop will be offering some dyeing classes in the near future as well.

Lucky Ewe Yarn

647 S. Seguin Ave.
830-620-0908
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thur., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
www.luckyeweyarn.com

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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