Modern Yarn sells retail knitting and crochet supplies such as yarn (skein and hank of various fiber), craft supplies, patterns, magazines, magazines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, tshirts. We sell our own line of t-shirts and magnets, including the iKnit and Mudflap Girl t-shirts featured in Vogue Knitting knit.1. Our t-shirts are also available in our estore at www.modernyarn.com/store5 We are located at 182 Glenridge Ave in Montclair, New Jersey 07042.
Welcome to Modern Yarn. We sell retail knitting and crochet supplies such as yarn (skein and hank of various fiber), patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks, magazines, scarves, t-shirts, accessories and craft supplies. We also run various classes, accommodating beginners, intermediate and advanced folks.
We are located at 182 Glenridge Ave, in fabulous downtown Montclair.
We love to get your emails with feedback or questions ( or call 973-509-YARN (9276)).
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We bring to our customers a socially-conscious corner stocked with yarns and supplies that:
We carry many yarns that support local economies by creating meaningful work for women in South America, Nepal and Vietnam (including a wonderful line of yarns from Frog Tree Alpaca run entirely as a non-profit enterprise). We carry such eco-conscious lines as Hemp for Knitting yarn products, wooden needles from Brittany made of renewable, fast-growing trees, and a completely fabulous line of project bag/handbags that are made from recycled inner tubes and vintage vinyls.
In addition, we make charity knitting a priority, we will be collaborating with like-minded local non-profit agencies to provide a venue to share their message and we use Working Assets for phone service. We are so thrilled to support and bring to this area a whole range of eco-friendly and socially conscious products. It is central to our ideal and we hope to get even stronger in this regard!
Needles and Hooks
*Retailers: Email about bulk pricing.
So clever, and they look good, too. Click on thumbnails for a full tee image.
100% cotton, fitted, preshrunk, available in boycut, 1x1rib and unisex styles.
We got 'em. The magnets that every lover-of-something has on the back of her car. Now you can play along. They work on fridges, too.
Do you drag your non-knitting friends into yarn stores? Bring them with you to Modern Yarn, where non-knitters and knitters shop together in bliss. (We hope they will be tempted by a fun MY beginner class, too.)
Find the perfect gift from our gorgeous selection of finished knit and crochet products, including scarves, shawls, iPod covers, cell phone cozies, items for the home. And even many of our samples are for sale! How many times have you gone into a yarn store, fallen in love with a sample, and been told it's not for sale? Not so at Modern Yarn. We can arrange to have the item made for you, in your colors and size. Call store for details.
You can always drop in for assistance or moral support or to relax with your latest project and a cup of tea. But when it is time for the synergy and friendship of community, MY has a rich schedule of events. Find the one for you and add your creativity to the mix.
Simply call, email or drop by the store to join any of our classes and events.
Whether you are learning to hold a needle or "fearless" with more advanced techniques, Modern Yarn has a class for you. Classes are offered during both daytime and evening hours to accommodate your schedule.
Stop by our own weekly Thursday night Stitch N Bitch! Or maybe you are already in a group - a book club, a local SNB, a mom's group? Hold your meetings at Modern Yarn! Check our schedule of standing knitting groups, such as Boyz Nite, GLAD to be Knitting, New Moms, and Knitting Readers. No drop in fee necessary.
Do you have a personal event to celebrate? We can host your private party, too! Please read more about it under Services.
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ModernYarn.com went "live" on September 14, 2005 at 6:37pm EDT.
Have more UFOs than that place in New Mexico? Modern Yarn can help. Our expert knitters will finish your project just in time for that birthday you missed last year. Or that baby who's now in high school. Bring your project in for a time and dollar estimate.
Determined to finish the project yourself, but completely stuck? Drop in and if we can fix it within 15 minutes, we will. For free. If it will take longer, we'll help you with instructions and/or an estimate.
Let's face it, not everyone knits or crochets. But some do covet that handcrafted look. For those non-knitters/crocheters, or even for those of us without a plethora of time on our hands, Modern Yarn offers Knit On Demand, a service that pairs your choice of project, design, and yarn with an expert knitter to create a project finished to your delight. Visit Modern Yarn for advice and estimates.
Don't have time to linger? Stuck babysitting not only your own children, but your neighbor's? Really need those 24" size 7 circs to finish your project, but hate the thought of dragging everyone out of the car? Call ahead of time. If you know exactly what you want, and it's in stock (and your credit card number is on file), we'll package it up and run it out to you as you drive by. Not a preferred way to shop, but hey, sometimes it's just what you need.
If you can think up a party, we can host it. Here are some of the ideas we have so far. Contact us to set up your own event!
For ages 5+, up to ten children per party. Choice of activities will be determined by the age and dexterity of the party-goers.
Birthday parties for adults can be accomodated, too! (Likewise, activities will be determined by the age and dexterity of party-goers.)
Celebrate a mom-to-be or future bride with a shower at Modern Yarn. Guests will learn to knit a square. The squares will be sewn together to create a one-of-a-kind commemorative blanket.
Modern Yarn is owned and operated by folks who want you to experience fiber arts right!
Kathleen is a resident of the area for over 15 years and has extensive experience in Fine Arts. She holds a B.A. degree in fine arts and a teachers certificate in Art. She is passionate about textile arts and enjoys knitting wonderful and colorful items to wear and enjoy.