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Welcome to Spun, a local yarn shop in Kerrytown Market and Shops on Ann Arbor’s north side. We carry yarn and tools from great makers in Michigan, in the U.S., and around the world and aspire to be a destination where our community feels welcomed and inspired to share their creativity, their expertise, and their love for making things by hand.

Address: Markets & Shops, 407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 780-7867 Hours: M-F 10-6 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-5




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We so excited to announce the arrival of Brooklyn Tweed to our shop this week. All colorways of Shelter, Loft, and Quarry are on the shelves along with many pattern folios and samples to inspire your next project. Seeing all the skeins in all their signature hues nestled in each bin is quite a sight. Come by and experience this rare and wonderful yarn for yourself!




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TOOLS

We have a wide range of tools, including straight, circular, and double-pointed needles and interchangeable sets from


ChiaoGoo


Addi Turbo & Rocket


Pride


We also carry stitch markers, pattern holders, crochet hooks, yarn caddies, and more.








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ACCESSORIES


Knitting bags from Della Q, Binkwaffle, and Scraphappy


Project bags from Sweet wood Farm Store, Fat Bottom Bags, and Della Q


Yarn caddies from Shepherd Woodworking


Needle cases from Della Q, Lantern Moon, and ChiaoGoo


Stitch markers from Debra’s Garden and Beth Battey


Buttons from One World


Shawl and scarf pins from One World and Beth Battey


Knitters Tool Tins from the Sexy Knitter


Bamboo gauges, rules, and WPI tools from Katrinkles







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The historic Kerrytown neighborhood is a great place to spend the day. Combine your trip to Spun with shopping at Fustini's, Mudpuddles, Found, the Spice Merchants, 16 Hands, Princess Designs, Hollander's and more. Stop in for a delicious, vegan meal at The Lunch Room or fresh fish at Monahan's. More gifts and antiques are just a few steps away at Treasure Mart, Heavenly Metal, and Thistle & Bess. And, of course, Zingerman's Deli is right around the corner. Plus, unless it's a Farmer's Market day, there is easy parking right out front. 



SPUN Website:  www.kerrytown.com/spun/


SPUN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spunannarbor/


OWNERS: Carol Sickman-Garner

                  Peter Sickman-Garner



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Spun Fall Class Calendar






We went a little crazy with our class lineup this fall. We've got over 30 classes scheduled, including many updated and returning favorites like Brioche 1 and Brioche 2 with Lynn and Lizzie, a Fair Isle Workshop with Tanya, Fixing Knitting Mistakes with Sunday, numerous options for Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet, and a half-dozen classes taught by Spun's own Harriette, Brandon, and Anne. We are introducing a host of workshops, inviting you to make everything from a top-down cardigan or pullover to Andrea Mowry's "Ramble" shawl, as well as numerous skill-building sessions, including Everything They Assume You Know, designed to help you decipher the sometimes confusing instructions and notations in knitting patterns. The schedule also features sessions with Jillian Moreno and Melynda Bernardi, along with a very special new master class series taught by Julie Hoover.


Whether you're looking for guided practice to knit your first sweater, or you want to take your crochet skills to the next level, we hope you'll find something perfect in this fall's schedule.


Full descriptions of each class are available on our site, where you can also reserve and pay for your spot. And of course, Spun staff members are always happy to answer any questions and help guide you to the class that's right for you so stop by or give us a call!







Look for our ad in the July Groundcover News!

Clip the coupon, and bring it to the shop for a 10% discount on your purchase. 

(Note: Spun coupons are good for almost everything in the store, with the exception of consignment and clearance items, already discounted items, classes, and lessons.)





New to the Flock!

 


Primrose Yarns

from Kelsey Stephens in Dallastown, PA


Kelsey's spectacular colorways will knock your socks off! (Forgive the pun: it's early.) Come in and spend a little time with fingering-weight Adelaide and Luscious Sock and sport-weight Meera, and we guarantee inspiration. Before you get started, though, you might want to practice graciously accepting compliments. To quote our friend Andrea, “Just smile, and say thank you.”









"Sundry"

designed by Jennifer Dassau and knit by Anne in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

Hail! Anne was working on a piece to wear to UM hockey games this fall, and we liked it so much we asked, "May we please borrow it until the season starts?" Anne, whom we all acknowledge as one of the kindest people ever, smiled and accepted the compliment and said yes. Knit in Arbor colorways Fleet, Klimt, and Degas (did Brooklyn Tweed put out a Michigan retro palette on purpose??), "Sundry" is an elongated, asymmetrical wrap that combines the warmth and style of a shawl with the wearability of a scarf. Stop by and see it in the shop, or pick up some hockey tickets and say hi to Anne at Yost!






"Dotted Rays"

designed by Stephen West and knit by Anne in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

Anne must be going for the "Michigan Superfan" title, or maybe she had some Arbor left over from "Sundry," but either way, the result is a happy one for us. "Dotted Rays" is a quick, fun knit, thanks to garter stitch short rows and yarn-overs, and the result is a wearable wrap that will keep you warm at hockey games or wherever you venture. Come take a look! 







Baggu Project Bags and Totes

Doesn't your WIP deserve a beautiful home while you're working on it? We've added to our collection of Baggu goodies with a few new fabrics and the colossal Weekender, which can fit your Brooklyn Tweed sweater and a couple of beach towels, snacks, and sunscreen!