I’ve known Deb Degan, owner of The Woolery, a yarn shop in Wilton, New Hampshire since October of 2008 when she decided to be a supporter of America’s Knitting. This year, I found out that The Woolery is up for sale and Deb is retiring. Here are a few words for Deb, from an email that she sent to me.
So, The Woolery was founded in 2000 and has been supplying quality yarns, a vast array of needles, buttons, notions, books, patterns and classes ever since. Our motto is Fine Yarns & Knitting Necessities, but we also cater to crocheters and needle felters.
We pride ourselves on friendly, helpful service. We are located in the beautiful Monadnock region of New Hampshire, in a small, mostly rural, town. But the shop is on the main east-west highway so we see plenty of traffic.
After all these years, I will miss the customers, the reps and the yarn, but it is time for me to ride off into the sunset. I’m a life long knitter (over 50 years) and would like to have more time to knit!
If you know anyone who would be interested in buying the business, we have a lease in a great location, a good mailing list (over 1400 names), a stellar reputation and all the fixtures, etc one would need to get going in the yarn shop. Deb~
I know, that to own a yarn shop is “livin the dream” for most of us knitters. Owning your own business does take a head for business, good people skills, and a strong dedication to the craft and your community. I’m doing a series on facebook right now called “Knitting is Life”, where knitters submit a photo every day, of knitting in their life, no staged photos, just real. Well, that is a fact for yarn shop owners. Knitting really is life in a big way. Thank you Deb Degan for having your store open, for all your kindness to others, for teaching us the craft, and allowing us to be part of your life. I hope you have a most memorable last year at the store. AND, thank you so much for always supporting America’s Knitting.
If you live in the Wilton, New Hampshire area/county, and are interested in owning your own yarn shop, email Deb firstname.lastname@example.org, and talk to her about it, as the shop is for SALE!! You can walk right in, take over where Deb left off, and make it your own~