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Wednesday
Sep032014

we're hiring

The Yarnery is hiring!

Retail Customer Service Associate

We are accepting applications for this position, to be filled when we find just the right person. The details:

The Yarnery, one of the Twin Cities' best-known yarn stores, is hiring a part-time Retail Customer Service Associate. As such, you will be responsible for ensuring a first-rate customer experience, helping manage inventory and stocking, representing the shop as a respected and knowledgeable source of information about knitting, crocheting, and fiber.

Minimum qualification and skills: Exceptional customer service and people skills, a positive outlook, a demonstrably friendly demeanor, a genuine passion for fiber arts, good problem-solving skills, excellent sales skills, and a working aptitude of common technology. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and prepared to do high-quality work.

Preferred qualifications and skills: Prior experience in sales, customer service, and/or fiber arts. The successful applicant must be at least an intermediate knitter, able to answer questions about fiber and solve basic knitting problems with customers. Opportunities are available to teach or to branch out in the other parts of the business. Bonus points for those with techie backgrounds or aptitude in visual arts.

This position requires 10-15 hours per week, with opportunity for growth. We are open 7 days a week. Available shifts are mostly afternoon and evening hours during the week, and at least two weekends per month, but can include days and holidays as needed, with schedule subject to change. Flexibility is required.

Qualified applicants may send resume and/or letter by email to yarneryjobs@gmail.com. No in-store applications will be accepted. Hourly compensation commensurate with experience, employee discount, and a great atmosphere with like-minded yarn-lovers. Please consider applying for a position at The Yarnery!

 

Friday
May312013

Brooklyn Tweed

 

The Yarnery is proud to announce its association with Brooklyn Tweed, makers of American wool yarn, Shelter and Loft. The Yarnery becomes one of just a dozen flagship stores in the world to carry the yarn, and the only such store in the American midwest. The full 32-color range of fingering-weight Loft is available in-store now, with worsted-weight Shelter arriving Summer 2013. Both will soon be available in-store and online. The Yarnery is also pleased to stock a full array of Brooklyn Tweed patterns and books, including the just-released Wool People 5, featuring designs by Jared Flood, Veera Välimäki, Leila Raabe, and others.

We are honored to carry this special product, and we hope you will be delighted every time you shop for Brooklyn Tweed at The Yarnery. Welcome, Brooklyn Tweed!

 

Tuesday
May212013

skinny laminx

Heather Moore, the brains, heart, and creative force behind Skinny LaMinx, is a self-taught illustrator and designer. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, her expanding line of screen-printed fabrics, housewares and accessories feature modern, whimsical prints using water-based dyes. Skinny LaMinx goods are equitably and sustainably produced on a small scale. The Yarnery is thrilled to introduce Skinny LaMinx bags to our customers. The larger bag is the perfect knitting bag, and the smaller case will hold your notions, stitch markers, and double-pointed needles. And because these bags are versatile, beautiful, and a great value, they're the perfect gift for any occasion. Stop in or shop online to see our complete selection of Skinny LaMinx bags. You won't find them anywhere else in the region.