A Passion For Knitting & Needle Crafts

The Story of Yarned and Dangerous

Yarn Shop in Cañon City, ColoradoCozy 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.

Why You Should Plan to Visit Yarned and Dangerous

A Gathering Place For Local Fiber Artists

Yarned and Dangerous is the only yarn shop south of Colorado Springs, and in addition to being a yarn shop, it is a gathering place for local fiber artists, making this shop a very special one.

In addition to creating a community of friendly fiber artists of a variety of ages, Ann ensures that the store carries unique goods that cannot be found in chain craft stores to help her fiber fanatics have access to the supplies they need to perfect their projects.

For example, Yarned and Dangerous is the only shop in Fremont County that carries DMC embroidery floss. With the unique variety of local hand dyed yarn available, there will always be something new waiting at Yarned and Dangerous. Customers rave about the yarn selection and say they cannot wait to finish a project to search for more yarn in Ann's shop.

Know that whether it's your first trip or your fiftieth trip to Yarned and Dangerous, there is always something new to discover, whether it is a new friendly face or a limited run of locally dyed yarn. Please come visit Ann and meet the Yarned and Dangerous fiber arts community! Ann's signature green sheep door is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yarned and Dangerous Crew

Yarned and Dangerous

Your Fremont County Fiber Arts Headquarters

Yarned and Dangerous is the place to go in Fremont County for all of your fiber arts needs. Located in beautiful Cañon City, Colorado, take one step inside Yarned and Dangerous and it will quickly become your favorite place to buy materials for all of your new projects. Jam - packed with yarn, needles, pins, embroidery floss, weaving supplies and so much more, you will not be disappointed with what you find in our warm and welcoming space.

In addition to fiber arts supplies, Yarned and Dangerous also offers a variety classes for all skill levels, from beginning to expert. We also offer an inviting sitting area where you can stop in to work on projects. Yarned and Dangerous has everything you need to make your project a success. 


Everything you hope for in a local yarn shop! Absolutely beautiful selection of yarns and fiber, knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving supplies. Add a welcoming and enthusiastic staff to answer all your quandaries, and you may never leave.

Heidi R. Canon City, Colorado

Had the best time shopping in this unique store! Owner, Ann, is knowledgeable and friendly. My new favorite place for my craft addiction.

Audrey E. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Such a fabulous yarn/fiber store. So lucky to have it in our town, and Ann, the owner, is a great person and will order anything she can for you. Great classes and instructors as well.

Karen W. Canon City, Colorado

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