a Yarn Garden History
a Yarn Garden has been offering distinctive, high-end, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint supplies to avid knitters throughout Nassau County for 40 years. Founded by Carol Basile in 1969 in Hicksville and relocating to Plainview in 1970, a Yarn Garden has attracted knitters from throughout the New York area for its abundant inventory and superior customer service.
Today the family run business is operated by Carol's daughter, Cathy Lombardo and her long-time friend and business partner Stephanie Dietz. Both Cathy and Stephanie are dedicated to inspiring yarn enthusiasts by creating a community for knitters to connect in a fun, intimate, stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Since re-opening its doors, a Yarn Garden has attracted a variety of knitters of all ages - whether you are looking to hone your craft or just relax and learn an interesting hobby.
a Yarn Garden carries an extensive array of yarn, needlepoint, ribbons, notions, knitting bags, accessories, buttons, zippers, threads, books, needles, hooks, custom designs and finishing services, including needlepoint framing. The store also carries "green" yarns, such as organic, bamboo, hemp, soy and cotton. Personalized service is a Yarn Garden's specialty and associate's are always able to work within your specific budget.
a Yarn Garden offers:
1. The largest selection of yarns in the New York area from more than 75 yarn companies
2. Custom patterns and a wide assortment of zippers and buttons from around the world
3. Complimentary beginner instructions for all customers who buy their yarn from a Yarn Garden
4. Beginner to advanced knitting, crochet and needlepoint classes and workshops by qualified teachers for children, teens and adults
5. One-on-one private lessons to work around your schedule
6. Open Knitting during business hours...an opportunity to relax and share ideas with your fellow knitters
7. Creative knitting theme event parties
8. Fun and educational children's parties
9. Custom patterns for every body type
10. a Yarn Garden Club for loyal customers to receive free gifts and special discounts on products, lessons and events
11. Knit Nights where volunteers create blankets and other special projects for various non profit organizations, including local nursing homes, battered women and homeless shelters