40th Anniversary

May 1, 1984 was a milestone for Julie and Becca. While mom was opening the doors to Threadbender Yarn Shop & Gallery for the first time ever, I was probably in school, learning how to write or some such mundane thing.

Fast forward 40 years...I've finally graduated first grade - and a few others, we have updated the shop name - dropping the "& Gallery", moved (in 2017), gone online, survived a global pandemic, mom has all but retired, and I have decided to throw the most extravagant series of special anniversary events a yarn shop has ever seen. Can I pull it off? We will find out!

Stay tuned to this page for all things related to our anniversary. This is a very fluid process, so check back often!

At any time, you can view all special 40th anniversary events and products HERE

We are bringing in special guests from all over the world - in person and via Zoom, working with vendors on creating special and custom products, designing new projects, scheduling many trunk shows, and doing all the things. I'm sure somewhere in there will be cake! SQUIRRELS ROCK! IYKYK.

Here is the general calendar of events which will be updated with details and links as more events and products are available. I've decided to move the things that have already happened to the bottom of the page. :)

Fri, May 10 - Fri, May 31 - garment trunk show of Stephen West's actual shawls!

Fri, May 17 - Sat, Jun 1 - garment trunk shows for Berroco Pima Soft and Splash

Tue, May 21 - Sat, Jun 15 - garment trunk show of Blue Sky Fibers Extra and Woolstok

Thu, May 23 - in person workshops and meet & greet with Toni Lipsey

Fri, May 24 - in person workshops with Toni Lipsey!

Sat, Jun 8 - Worldwide Knit in Public Day featuring the B-Side Growlers (live band) 

Sun, Jun 9 - in person workshop with Laura Dobratz!

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play FORTY bingo HERE (email or stop in for your card)

shop 40th Anniversary merch HERE

shop 40th Anniversary kits HERE

shop 40th Anniversary Zooms HERE

shop 40th Anniversary in person workshops HERE



Already passed, but click to read more!

Thu, Mar 1 - the first of many Emma's Yarn consignment shows is here and will be continuously replenished through June!

Thu, Mar 28 - Walkaroo MKAL by Juliane Anderson

Thu, Apr 4 - Walkaroo MKAL by Juliane Anderson

Thu, Apr 4 - FORTY Bingo begins! Grab your card in store or email us!

Fri, Apr 5 - Lang Yarns Spring/Summer '24 Trunk Show here through Sat, Apr 20

Thu, Apr 11 - Walkaroo MKAL by Juliane Anderson 

Fri, Apr 12 - Baah Yarn consignment show has arrived! We have La Jolla, Sonoma, Party Packs, and many garments for you to try on and squish! Party Packs aren't online yet, but hopefully soon.

Mon, Apr 15 - 40th Anniversary Stitch Marker Sets are for sale!

Fri, Apr 19 - Dye Workshops with Julie!

Sat, Apr 20 - Dye Workshops with Julie!

Sun, Apr 21 - Dye Workshops with Julie!

Fri, Apr 26 - designer in person workshops with Casapinka

Sat, Apr 27 - designer in person workshop and meet & greet with Casapinka! (also LYS Day!!)

Wed, May 1 - our actual 40th anniversary and MAD MAY PARTY! - click HERE for facebook event

Sat, May 4 - designer Zoom with Melanie Berg and complimentary yarn tasting for in person watch party guests!

Sat, May 4 - Wed, May 15 - Pascuali trunk show and taking special orders for any of their yarns. Just email or call if you can't make it in.

Fri, May 10 - designer Zoom with Joji Locatelli!

Sat, May 18 - designer Zoom with Stephen West!