Cozy up in your favorite knitted or crocheted blanket and read the story behind this special place for a close knit community of fiber artists.
In 2012, Ann Goldman, a local fiber artist, decided to go into business for herself. She discovered a Christian book store was for sale, which to her excitement, shared space with a yarn store. This sealed the deal and she purchased the book store. In 2013, Ann purchased the yarn shop when it went up for sale. In 2017 when the lease on her original space expired, Ann moved to a nearby location and the shop became exclusively a yarn shop. This is how Yarned and Dangerous was born.
When Ann discovered knitting, it quickly became her passion. Since learning to knit, it quickly became one of Ann's favorite hand crafts because she finds it so soothing and relaxing. She believes there is something so calming about passing a stitch across the needles, and something so satisfying about watching a project come together. Taking a pile of string and turning it into something beautiful also provides hope that something wonderful can come from a tangled mess.
Ann's passion for knitting and other needle crafts inspired her to create a community at Yarned and Dangerous, a safe place where friends can be found and frustrations can be stitched away in a cozy environment. Ann's welcoming and kind nature is treasured by her customers. Some customers have shared on the Yarned and Dangerous Facebook page that they drive an hour to come to Yarned and Dangerous and that the drive is so very worth it!
Yarned and Dangerous is described by other customers as "the most kind and friendly place I have ever been to", "a jewel in the community" and as "a business that cares and has fun".
Ann's close knit community of fiber artists welcomes everyone and knows no strangers. While Yarned and Dangerous is proud to offer classes for a variety of crafts and skill levels, customers are always welcome to come into the store for guidance. Ann encourages customers to practice their favorite crafts together in her store's sitting area outside of classes as well.
Ann has also used the Yarned and Dangerous community to make a difference in Fremont County, Colorado. In December 2018, Ann and other members of her close knit fiber community held a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Fremont County by selling Christmas ornaments. This fundraiser was very successful, resulting in approximately $776 being raised for pets in need! If you would like to participate in fundraisers in the future, please come in and talk to Ann about upcoming opportunities.