Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, located on beautiful Bainbridge Island, in the state of Washington, is celebrating 17 years in business! The store started out as an up-scale yarn shop, and they have grown to a destination yarn shop visited by knitters and designers from around the world. In addition to their lovely store, and fabulous selection of yarns, they have a fine line of patterns that are sold in yarn shops far and near. The store teaches knitting along with lots of other classes. They have trunk shows, events and retreats, and hold a sizable on-line presence.
Their style is classic, and tasteful simplicity! Their patterns are timeless and ageless (except for their wee ones line). Their staff is sweet and knowledgeable, and their brand…..inspiring!
Living in western Washington myself, I have access to lots of fine yarn shops…all different. Fortunately, for me, getting to Churchmouse Yarns & Teas is an easy 25 minute drive for me. Those of us frequent patrons have simple names for the business. Lots of us, simply say Churchmouse, others fondly refer to the store as ‘the Mouse’. And we further refer to the employees as ‘mice’.
This success, didn’t just happen — the store started with a business plan, works very hard, and hasn’t stagnated – they’ve grown. Last weekend was their latest pattern launch, and this weekend, they celebrated their anniversary. Churchmouse has a facebook page, and they also a Ravelry group, and are on all forms of social media. I encourage you to follow them on their journey, and I hope that you are lucky enough to be able to visit their lovely store some day soon. Congratulations to Kit & John, and all the mice, on your anniversary.
Here’s to 17 more years!!