On March 4, 2006, Tempe Yarn & Fiber began business. Since then a few things have changed.
IN 2006 (<1000 sq feet)
IN 2012 (>3000 sq feet)
Our motto has always been "Come Watch Us Grow."
IN 2006 (Inside Shop)
IN 2012 (Inside Shop)
-employed 14 people
-taught over 6000 people to knit, crochet, spin, weave, etc.
-sold 14,873,470 yards of yarn
-sold over 4000 pounds of fiber
-sold over 12000 knitting needles & crochet hooks
-served over 45,000 customers
-had Cat Bordhi, Gwen Bortner, JC Briar, Joan Schrouder and Edie Eckman teach at the shop
-hosted Olds College Master Spinners program
-given back to the community with Knitted Knockers, Hugs for Japan, Friends for Life, MS Shipwrecked Shawl, Burma Karin Refugees, Care 7, Clare Bridge, Hospice of the Valley, Desiderata School Knitting Project, Evolving Stash and Customer Parking Lot Exchange for Ronald McDonald, Worlds Biggest Sock, Chrysalis Women's Shelter, Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reefs, Hedgehog for Ronald McDonald House, and Citizen Support America's Military.
-supported dozens of local artists bring their products to market
-held 5 "Choose Your Own Adventure Retreat"
-held 10 Mystery Knit Alongs
-had one wedding and two births
-participated in 3 Stitch & Pitch events
-held 2 spin in events at local malls
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We want to thank everyone who has crossed our doorstep since we opened. Without your support our dream would have died a long time ago.
Thanks for the first six years and we look forward to the next 19 years together!