If you’re thinking of taking up knitting or crocheting to give handmade gifts for Christmas this year, you’ll want to check out Sticks and Strings
on Washington Avenue in Old Town
, right across the road from Elderly Instruments
Longtime knitters Sabrina Woodward and Kathy McCormack worked together for five years at a yarn store in West Lansing until it closed down. With no desire to return to “corporate America,” the two women decided to start their own yarn business.
“We loved the characteristics of the business and the people we met,” says Woodward, co-owner of Sticks and Strings. “And since that store closed, we figured we could fill a niche.”
Sticks and Strings celebrated its grand opening a little over a week ago.
“We’ve had a wonderful first week and the community has been really responsive,” says Woodward.
Sticks and Strings has eight rooms full of everything you would need to begin knitting or crocheting, and offers classes as well.
“We will have classes for people that have never touched a needle before, as well as more advanced classes for people with the know-how looking to learn new techniques,” adds Woodward.
Source: Sabrina Woodward, Sticks and Strings
Writer: Suban Nur-Cooley
All Photographs © Dave Trumpie