Heritage Spinning & Weaving
Downtown Lake Orion

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Heritage Spinning & Weaving

Your one stop shop for Shetland and Norwegian yarns!

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Our selection of Norwegian yarns has expanded! We now have Tumi, a fingering weight alpaca/wool blend that is scrumptious. It will substitute in patters calling for Finullgarn or Spindrift. It is the yarn specified in the current issue of Interweave Knits for the Endless Rose Cowl (which will be a shop sample very soon).

Did you know that we carry the ENTIRE line of Jamieson’s Spindrift–you will find color cards at the link at the top of this page and you will find one to purchase in the Fair Isle knitting book section. We also have Jamieson’s Ultra Lace and their authentic Shetland cobweb yarn.

We carry Rauma Norwegian yarns for sweater and accessory knitting and for weaving, specifically: Strikkegarn, Finullgarn, Prydvevgarn, Tumi, Mitu and a bit of PT5 Sport and Pandora Cotton. Be sure to visit the pattern and book pages to view patterns straight from Norway in both traditional and modern designs.


30″ Cherry Schacht Reeves Double Treadle Spinning Wheel

New and used wheels, looms and yarn

Did you know that in addition to new products, we also have a special area of the store for second hand items. Call them “previously loved,” if you will. We just received a HUGE shipment of nearly 2100 skeins of yarn. Nearly every one with name brands like Debbie Bliss, Noro, Koigu, and Mountain Colors, to name a few. In addition, I’ve just updated our Used Equipment page here on the website so you can browse our current selection of used wheels and looms. The wheel pictured at left is available to beautify your home and your spinning. It is an amazing work of art as well as a tool of the highest quality.


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New Shop Hours are in Effect

Effective August 15, 2017...

We have new hours, new recurring class times and new social knitting times:

Hours:

Sunday, 12 to 4
Monday, closed
Tuesday, 10 to 5
Wednesday, 12 to 7 (closing at 5 from July 1 through Labor Day)
Thursday, 12 to 5
Friday, 11 to 8
Saturday, 11 to 5

Knitting Help Times:

Tuesday, 11 to 1
Wednesday, 6 to 7 by appointment (call before 3 that day) From Labor Day through June 30
Thursday, 1 to 3
NEW! Anytime by appointment. 15 minutes for $10 or one punch of a Knitting Help card. Call ahead to confirm staff availability. Just as we’ve done for the last 17 years, if it is a quick question, we are always happy to help.

Social Knitting:

Wednesday from 1 to 3 AND Friday from 6 to 9 (note this is one hour longer on Friday)

Our next event:

New Year's Day Party and Sale

Perhaps the favorite day of the year in our shop. We will be open on Monday, January 1, 2018, from 11 to 5 for this special event. There is no charge to attend and some of what you can expect include:

  • Freshly stocked Second Chance Nook. We have mounds of previously loved yarn that needs good new homes. Sweater quantities, included.
  • Sales on much of our regular merchandise (watch for announcements of specifics on our Facebook page).
  • Free food! We will have home made soups and bread and many attendees bring goodies to share.
  • No television. No relatives (unless you bring them).
  • Great conversation and inspiration.
  • Feeling virtuous? Join the Lake Orion New Year’s Resolution Run (and walk) at 10 a.m. and come to the shop after. More info here.

Come for an hour or spend the day, we will enjoy your company!