Support Local Stores

Are you a fiber craft enthusiast looking for high-quality yarn? Instead of turning to big-box stores or online retailers, why not consider supporting your local yarn community? Shopping local not only benefits you as a customer but also helps to foster a sense of community and support for local makers. Make a positive impact on your crafting experience and support our little community.

Why is it important to shop local for yarn?

By choosing to shop local for yarn, you are directly supporting local businesses and artisans. These small, independent yarn shops often carry a wide range of unique and handcrafted yarns that you won't find elsewhere. Not only will you have access to a diverse selection of colors, textures, and fibers, but you'll also be contributing to the livelihood of local makers.  In Bloomington, we have our little Rebel Purl Yarn shop, The Fiber Guild store and pops of yarn and crafting in all kinds of places - including Rose Hill Farm Stop and Gather.

How does shopping local benefit the community?

Shopping local for yarn and fiber creates a sense of community and connection among fellow crafters. Local yarn shops often host workshops, classes, and crafting groups, providing opportunities to learn new techniques, share ideas, and make new friends. By engaging with your local yarn community, you can tap into a wealth of knowledge and expertise while building meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals.  For classes offered at Rebel Purl, watch our Events page and social media updates.   If there is a class you would like to see, let us know!

What are the advantages of shopping local for yarn?

When you shop local for yarn, you can expect personalized customer service and expert advice. Local yarn shop owners and staff are passionate about their craft and are always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. We can offer recommendations based on your specific project requirements and help you find the perfect yarn for your next masterpiece.

Furthermore, shopping local allows you to see and feel the yarn before making a purchase. You can examine the quality, gauge, and color in person, ensuring that it meets your expectations. This hands-on experience is invaluable and can save you from disappointment or the hassle of returning yarn bought online. Once you find a base you love, you can purchase from our online stock when you can't make it in.  

How can you support local makers?

Aside from purchasing yarn, there are other ways to support local makers and contribute to the growth of your local yarn community. Attend local craft fairs, fiber festivals, and knitting events where you can meet and connect with artisans directly. Share your creations on social media, tagging and promoting local yarn shops and makers. By spreading the word and showcasing the talent within your community, you can help to create a thriving and sustainable ecosystem for local yarn enthusiasts.


Shopping local for yarn is not just about buying materials for your next project; it's about building a sense of community, supporting local businesses, and fostering creativity. By choosing to shop local, you are investing in the growth and sustainability of your local yarn community. So, the next time you need yarn, take a moment to explore the local options available to you. You might be surprised by the hidden gems you discover and the connections you make along the way.

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