The Hub December 2016/January 2017 - Page 19

S H O P H O P 4749 Wyandotte St E 519-915-8833 What is Pretty Skeins and why should our readers be excited? Pretty Skeins is Windsor’s newest boutique yarn shop located in the heart of Pillette Village. Whether you knit or crochet, we have yarns, notions and staff to help you with your project from start to finish. If you are thinking of learning to knit or crochet we offer a wide range of classes, project-based workshops and technique driven seminars designed for all skill levels. How is Pretty Skeins different from the competition? We offer a wide range of natural fibres with competitive pricing to the box stores. We also have a focus on Independent Canadian yarns. Exclusive to Pretty Skeins are Ontario-based hand-dyed yarns from Northbound Knitting, Long Dog Yarns and Oceanwind Knits. As knitting and crocheting are not your grandma’s hobbies anymore we like to stay on trend with current colours and stylish project options and yarns. Why did you choose Pillette Village as the location? There is a charm and appeal about being a part of a neighbourhood of small businesses and you get a real sense of community. Pillette Village has a wonderful BIA that sponsors several events throughout the year and it’s also convenient to get to us by car or transit. Does the name have a story behind it? In a way, yes it does. Having been in and around the industry for almost two decades the most common word I’ve heard describing yarn is pretty, and the proper term for a ball of yarn is skein. So when the time came to choose a name for the shop we just combined the two and hence Pretty Skeins.