Thursday, February 22, 2018

A spin through Downtown Yarns on Avenue A

East Village-based photographer Gudrun Georges recently highlighted one of her favorite shops in the neighborhood — Downtown Yarns, 45 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street.

From Gudrun's photo site:

Rita Bobry, the owner who studied art and loves to work with colors, opened this gem of a store 17 years ago ...

The store has a finely edited collection of yarns, many of them local and sustainable, as well as all of the necessary supplies for the needle crafts.

The store offers a whole range of classes from beginner classes to advanced sweater design workshops. The super friendly staff is always happy to help.

There is Rita who besides being an expert knitter always comes up with the most stunning window displays.

You can find more of Gudrun's photos from Downtown Yarns here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Favorite East Village places: Ink on A


Anonymous said...

I love Downtown Yarns! It's a jewel of the neighborhood. This is reminding me I should make another trip there soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Gudrun. I like to see more positive stories about places doing well rather than a closing.

Anonymous said...

I love this shop! They have great yarn and are very helpful.

Anonymous said...

They always have a great window display.

Anonymous said...

I loved their baby hawk window display a couple of years ago. So cute. Now they have some fuzzy bluebirds in the window. Kudos to the talented yarners.

Scuba Diva said...

Of course, anyone participating in "Stitch 'n Bitch" at Club Cumming on Tuesday evenings can get their yarn here; I knitted a beautiful, bright scarf for my dear longtime friend Natalie last fall and finished it just in time for Christmas.

There's also a knitting class just before "Stitch 'n Bitch"—which happens from 6—8 PM.