Chicago LYS Nina opened in 2004. Nina, the original owner, had a vision of an inviting and contemporary space, and she filled it with beautiful textures, colors and lots of inspiration. After nearly 13 years, the shop transitioned into the hands of Hilary, a longtime employee and lover of all things crafty. Great yarn from Movers & Makers and others, sewing patterns, embroidery and more.
Knitting Notions is a Tennessee-based family owned and operated business that started with making wooden yarn swifts. “What initially began as a second income in the beginning has now grown to be a full time sole income for us. Product development is an ongoing element, which includes all aspects of our woodworking, yarn dyeing and pattern publishing,” Catherine says.