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Welcome to Yarn of eden!


We invite you to indulge your fiber senses in a paradise of colors and textures.

Dream of the things you can create with the finest quality yarns. 
No matter what your budget.
You will find a well thought out selection of fibers in all price ranges. 

Our work area is open whenever the shop is open.
Meet a friend or make a new one!

Join us for STITCH NIGHT every Monday from 6-8pm

Location

 

 

23716 8th Avenue SE, Building R
Bothell, WA 98021
425-492-4744

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 6
Sunday 11 - 5

Directions to Yarn of Eden: Head north or south on I-405 then take the Mill Creek/Bothell Exit 26. Head west on the Bothell-Everett Highway for about one mile and look for the big chicken near the  Country Village sign. Turn right into either entrance and head toward the rear of the property. We are in building R!
 

 
 
 
 

Our Story


 

Yarn of Eden has been owned and operated by Kathleen Gedeon since May 2013. She is passionate about fiber arts and loves to share her passion with her customers. Kathleen had a long career as a flight attendant before she retired. So she has lots of experiencekeeping her customers happy and satisfied. She works very hard to make sure you feel at home and welcomed in her shop. If you need help with a project or need ideas on where to start she will gladly offer her advice and years of experience.

 Maureen takes care of the shop on Mondays. She has been a Yarn of Eden customer since we first opened and now a member of our staff. She has been crocheting and knitting for 3 years, She is happy to use her knowledge of yarn and its craft to help you make the perfect selection for your project.

Patricia joined our staff last year when we moved to our larger location. She is caretaker of the shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Patricia learned to play with yarn at 10 years old when her grandmother taught her both knitting and crocheting in Spanish. Over the years she learned to translate all that into a sock knitting passion. You will find her participating every year in Sock Madness and Tour de Sock on Ravelry. Stop in and she will gladly share the wonders of Ravelry with you.

Karen cares for the shop on Fridays when she is not busy with her new grandson! Her years of knitting expertise is a valuable resource and we are very happy to have her. She and her lifelong friend Cheryl started meeting at Yarn of Eden for knit time together and now I won't let either of them leave. Many of our shop samples were knit by Karen.

We have a large selection of free patterns and we offer a variety of yarns to fit every budget, and style as well as every crochet hook and needle set available to us. We have a wool free section in our store for those who are allergic or are seeking alternatives to wool yarns.

We host classes and charity events along with special events that interest our customers. Join our mailing list or our Facebook page to keep informed.

We want to be your favorite local yarn store (LYS) and feedback is greatly appreciated. Expert advice is always on hand to help. Come by to shop or get ideas, then settle into our cozy sitting area with a hot beverage to work on your projects. The store is warmed by a fireplace, stimulating conversation and kindness!

Shipping is available on all our products. Please call or email for a quote.

Kathleen Gedeon

We have a large selection of free patterns and we offer a variety of yarns to fit every budget, and style as well as every crochet hook and needle set available to us. We have a wool free section in our store for those who are allergic or are seeking alternatives to wool yarns.
— Kathleen Gedeon (Owner)
 
 

 

Continuous Classes We Offer


Knit

Beginning Knit

Upcoming Dates: June 3rd 2017 (1 of 2), & June 17th 2017 (2 of 2)
Time: 10am-12pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to make beautiful things with yarn? Come see us for this two part, 2-hour class series and learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.  
Supply List: For this class, we will provide you with needles and enough yarn to get you started.
Price: $50 per student for the 2 class session  *max 2 students*

Beginning Knit
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Beginning Hat

Upcoming Dates: July 29th, 10am-12pm

In this class, you will increase your skills by learning to knit in the round and knit decreases for a cute basic hat. *Pompom optional*

Pre-requisites: Must know how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Fee: $25 for a 2-hour group class or $35 for a one on one 2-hour class Yarn: 140-200 yards of Worsted weight yarn
Needle: US 8 or 9, 16-inch circular needles

Knit: Beginning Hat
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Blocking class

Upcoming Dates: Coming Soon!

Finished your project and the instructions say to block it? What’s that? In this class, we will talk about blocking, why you need to, and how to block a project. You will need to bring a 6 by 6-inch square to class, so you can get some hands on experience blocking.

Fee: $25 for a 2-hour group class or $35 for a one on one 2-hour class Materials: Please bring in a 6 by 6-inch square of stockinette stitch in a worsted weight yarn for blocking.

Blocking Class
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Hitofude

Dates: Saturdays, June 17th, July 15th, and August 5th from 1-3pm

From their pattern page on Ravelry: As implied by the name “Hitofude”, meaning a single brush stroke in Japanese, this open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand without cutting the yarn.

The yarn stroke starts from the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then moves to lower body, where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape.

June 17th: Class 1 will cover the crochet provisional cast-on, setup and chart reading.
July15th: Class 2 will cover picking up provisional stitches, three needle bind off and set up for the 2nd part of the cardigan.

August 5th: Class 3 will cover bind-off of neck stitches and set up for the third and final section of the cardigan. We will also discuss how to lengthen the cardigan to get the look and fit you want.

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl
Yarn: Fingering weight [(730 - 1530 yards (668 - 1399 m) for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL))]
Needle: US 4 - 3.5 mm

 

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Herringbone Cowl

You will learn to knit the herringbone stitch in the round seamlessly.

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl
Yarn: dk to aran weight (500 yards to 700 yards)

Needles: US 11-17 (depends on yarn weigh and guage) Other: Stitch marker to fit needle size

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Socks: Toe-up, two-at-a-time, magic loop socks

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, June 8th (1 of 2) & June 22nd (2 of 2), 10am-12pm

Monday, June 12th (1 of 2) & June 26th (2 of 2), 4-6pm

 

We will knit both socks at once using the magic loop method, starting at the toes.

Class 1 You will learn a seamless cast on, toe increases, how to knit the foot and when to start the gusset.
Class 2 You will knit the heel turn, heel flap, back in the round for the leg and a stretchy bind off!

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl, or teacher permission Fee: $50 plus supplies
Yarn: 400 yards of a fingering weight sock yarn
Needle: 40” circular US size 0 or 1,

Notions: at least 4 small stitch markers and one removeable stitch marker.

 

Farmers Market Bag Class

Upcoming Dates: May 10th 2017

Time: 4pm-6pm

This versatile bag will be your constant companion all summer. Perfect for weekend wanders at the farmer’s market, day trips, or festivals. This bag is washable, roomy, and durable.

Materials:

  • One ball Belfast, cotton supreme, or cotton supreme batik, or similar yarn
  • Size 8 circular needles, 32” or desired length

Required skills: Students need to know how to knit, yarn over, and k2tog

Price: $50 - 2, 2-hour classes

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Reyna: Intro to Triangular Shawls

This class is perfect for beginning knitters who have mastered knit and purl stitches and want to move on to shaped knitwear. This shawl is a great intro to triangular shawl construction.

Materials:  

  • One skein variegated sock or fingering weight yarn.

Suggested yarns:

Apple Fibers, Misti Alpaca Handpaint Varigated, or Serena

4” circular needle 32” cable or preferred length


Techniques used in class: knit, purl, yarn over

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 4-6pm

Price: $25, 2-hour class

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Crochet

Forever Fiber Friends Crochet Camp 2017

August 21st - August 25th noon - 2p & FFF Festival August 31st @ 5pm

Welcome to ForeverFiberFriends CrochetCamp 2017! First, I’d like to Thank YOU for joining us in this week for some Watermelon Themed crocheting! There is a supply list of items to bring with you for each day. Then, there are some specific items to bring on that particular day The “FFF Festival” at the end of the month, August 31st, is to show family and friends ALL your accomplishments! (time TBD)

Day 1: Monday - August 21Beaded Bracelet and Necklace

Day 2: Tuesday - August 22Crocheted Border/trim on a T-shirt converted to an opened-back “Vest”

Day 3: Wednesday - August 23Multi-colored Tunisian Crochet Purse

Day 4: Thursday - August 24Watermelon Banner

Day 5: Friday - August 25Barefoot Sandals

Day 6: Saturday  - August 31 oreverFiberFriendinestival (time TBD) The “Festival” is scheduled the week after so participants are able to finish each project and/or ad finishing touches…& they will need a break. More details to come!

Fee: $100 for entire festival or $25 per day 

Forever Fiber Friends Crochet Camp
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Beginning Crochet

2nd and 4th Saturday of an even month,  June 10th (1 of 2) & June 24th (2 of 2),  

Time: 10am-12noon

Crochet I - Spa Cloth
This is an introduction to crochet. Hooks & yarns & their differences, how to hold both, intro to abbreviations & symbols, tying a slip knot, chaining, and the single crochet. All the techniques you will need to know to make your own “Spa Cloth”...or for the ambitious beginner, keep-a-goin’ and make a scarf!
Crochet II - Basic Beanie
You’ve got skills! Now let’s learn to go “in the round”,  increasing stitches, counting & more counting, using a marker, add the half double crochet & double crochet, more pattern reading & symbols. Basically, all the techniques to know for making a hat!
Price: $50 - 2, 2-hour classes    

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Advanced Crochet

Upcoming Dates: September 9th (1of 2), and September 23rd (2 of 2)

Time: 10am-12noon - 2 two hour classes - Experienced
Advanced Crochet I (beret & shawl set)
Continue techniques in crochet.  (magic ring!)
Review; changing colors (or adding a skein when one runs out),  reading advanced patterns & schematics
Added techniques;  front post & extended stitches. Finishing
Advanced Crochet II - (beret & shawl set cont.)

Price: $50 - 2, 2-hour classes

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jewelry Making

Upcoming Dates: July 8th
Time: 12:30-2:30pm

      May 13th - Basic Romanian Point Lace Cording (with or without beads)
      July 8th - Jewelry Motifs
      Sept 9th - TBD

This class is intended for anyone interested in creating jewelry using basic crochet skills.

Prerequisite:  know how to crochet basic stitches OR completion of Beginning Crochet parts I & II

Project: Beginning Crochet Jewelry

Supply list:

  • Composition book
  • Pen or pencil
  • Size B (2.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 3 buttons
  • Size 6 seed beads
  • Fingering weight linen yarn
  • Optional: charms

You will learn how to crochet 3 different styles of bracelets using basic crochet stitches, complete a sc chain, size a crochet loop to use for a button closure.

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Jewelry Workshop
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Motif of the Month

4th Saturday of the month, June 24th

Time: 12:30-2:30pmIntermediate

Get together with others to learn a new motif a month. We are currently working off a pattern from Cypress Textiles’ VVCAL (Vibrant Vintage Crochet-A-Long)

  • April 22nd - Cecilia motif

  • May 27th  - Nicholas motif

  • June 24th  - planning for a “Joining” motif class

  • July 22nd- Darlene motif

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Motif of the Month
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Oh Baby! 

2nd Saturday of an even month, June 10th, August 12th, October 14th, December 9th

Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Currently working on a “Snuggy Set”

  • June 10th - Amigurumi Bear - snuggy topper

  • August 12th - Basic Baby Booties and suggestions on personalizing them.

  • October 14th - Tunisian crochet “honeycomb” Baby Beanie (must know basic Tunisian crochet)
  • December 9th- Snuggy base and border. “Catherine’s Wheel” is used for this Snuggy base with a complimentary border. Can be done as a solid or two colors.

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Oh Baby
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BFF (Beginning Fiber Friends)  I, II, III & VI

2nd Thursday of the month, 4-6pm, 4 two hour classes

Dates: July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th
BFF is a teen/pre-teen group class intended to provide the basics of crochet. Once these classes are completed you can move onto be a “Fiber Friend Forever” (see below)!
**New Series will begin July 13th and will include;  Aug. 10th, Sept. 14th & Oct. 12th**


July 13th: BFF I - Single Crochet Bag-ett  
This is an introduction to crochet. Hooks & yarns & their differences, how to hold both, intro to abbreviations & symbols, tying a slip knot, chaining, and the single crochet. All the techniques you will need to know to make your own “Bag-ett”!


August 10th: BFF II - Amigurumi Emoji Ball
You’ve got skills! Now let’s learn to go “in the round”,  increasing & decreasing stitches, counting & more counting, & using a marker. Continue;  pattern and diagram reading. Introduced to a slip stitch to complete an emotional face on your “Emoji Ball”!


September 14th: BFF III - Embellishments
Flowers & leaves, trims and borders are a great way to add a one-of-a-kind addition to personalize your crochet pieces. We will start with some basic embellishments to add to your “Bag-ett” to make it identifiably yours!


October 12th: BFF IV - Graduation to FFF classes - It was all a piece of “Cake”!
Let’s take all that you have learned and put it all together! The Amigurumi “Cake” piece is a great project to do just that! Now...let’s celebrate as you graduate from a Beginning Fiber Friend into a Forever Fiber Friend! 
 

Crochet: Beginning Fiber Friends
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Tunisian Crochet series

Upcoming Dates: June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th

Time: 3-5pm
June 27th: Tunisian I - crocheting in rows (project: card holder) Using a standard “G” crochet hook & 1 color of DK weight yarnTunisian  is a beginning Tunisian crochet class. If you have never Tunisian crocheted or have not Tunisian crocheted in several years, & wouldlike a review of the basics, this is the series for you! We will begin withcrocheting in rows using the TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) & the TKS (Tunisian Knit Stitch). Examples of items crocheted in rows include; scarves, afghans,  table runners, bodice & body of garments,   We will cover; Hook types & sizes, Yarn types & weight, how to hold a hook &  the yarn, tying a slip knot, chaining, & crocheting in the back of the chain. You will be introduced to;  crochet abbreviations & symbols, reading a pattern& diagram & what “tension” means in crochet.  The “Card Holder” is a small beginning project to insure your success withyour introduction to Tunisian Crochet & to prepare you for The Entrelac  technique for next month. 

July 25th: Tunisian II - Entrelac (project: purse) Using a standard “G” crochet hook & 4 colors of DK wt yarn (3solid, 1 variegated pictured)  Tunisian I will further your ability as a beginner in Tunisian crochet by addingthe technique of attaching box shapes to complete a multi-colored patternedpiece.  Examples of Entrelac crochet items are: afghans, pillow fronts,  handbags,  and clothing (sweaters, hats, scarves).  We will cover; a quick review from Tunisian I, the TSS & TKS. Continuedcoverage of; abbreviations & symbols, pattern & diagram reading. You will beintroduced to; attaching & changing colors, how to count an Entrelac pattern,  increases & decreases.  Entrelac Crescent Purs - the purse pattern is intended to provide basicinformation and tips when crocheting an Entrelac square. With the completion ofeach square (8 total) you become confident with Entrelac.

 August 22nd: Tunisian III - in the round (coin purse) Using a double ended size “H” crochet hook & 2 contrasting colors of DKweight yarn Tunisian II will introduce you to the TPS (Tunisian Purl Stitch). We will use this stitch along with  a double ended crochet hookto complete  a “Honeycomb”  stitch pattern in a continuous round. Choosing 2 differentcontrasting colors gives a bold patterned effect but using 2 complementarycolors gives a nice subtle effect.

September 26th: Tunisian VI - increases & decreases (shawl -mini shawl for class)

Using a unisia “ “ sized hook & 2 colors DK weight yarn (1 solid &  1 variegated pictured)  Tunisian V you will be introduced to the TFS (Tunisian Full Stitch)  to complete a “mini” shawl in class. This will give you the techniques needed to complete the full shawl at home.

Price: $100 - 4, 2-hour classes

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Expert Crochet I - CrOcHeT Fair Isle Cowl

Expert Crochet is for those that already know how to crochet but would like to add to their skills with; new stitches, advanced pattern & chart reading, review of abbreviations and crochet symbols, & add details to have a more finished looking item. We will cover; front post stitches, color changing &“carrying” yarn. We will also, review basic stitches and their anatomy to get a better visual cue from them to increase accuracy. The “CrOcHeT Fair Isle Cowl” is a fun project that is a good introduction into crocheting a patterned piece!

Expert Crochet II - CrOcHeT Fair Isle Hat

Expert Crochet I will further your ability in crochet by continuing in the continuous round while following a charted pattern. This method will be seamless and more professionally finished looking. The charted pattern for the hat has a few more details that may assist you in creating your own patterns in the future!

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   Specialized Classes We Offer


If you already know how to knit or crochet we offer a wide variety of continuing education classes. Our teachers are available during the week and Saturdays for private sessions at $35 for a 2 hour session by prior arrangement. Tell us what you want to learn and we will find the perfect teacher for you. You can either take a private class or wait until we have at least one other student who wants to learn the same pattern or skill creating a group class. Group classes are $25 per student for the 2 hour session. Grab a friend and come learn a new skill!

Please call us at least two days in advance to register for your class. We reserve the right to cancel group classes if we don’t have enough students. Payment is due at time of registration and we can take a credit card over the phone. Our number is  425-492-4744
Cancellation and no show policy: You can reschedule up to 24 hours prior to class date. Without a 24 hour notice there is no refund or reschedule.

Knit: Private Class
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Meet our teachers


Cassandra Jensen started crocheting when she was pregnant with her first child. After learning how to make baby booties from her Pastor’s wife, she made a pink and white baby blanket and ended up having a boy. That was 27 years ago! She continued making items for friends and family through the years. About 4 years ago she started selling items at bazaar’s and boutiques.

Cassandra’s items have included; afghans, hats, scarves, clothing (baby and adult), doilies, Amigurimi, socks…to even include creations of her own; from a road-kill squirrel to a Cyclops eye doctor.

Cassandra says, “Crochet (fiber art) is an addiction. I usually have at least four projects going at once. I won’t tell you about my unfinished pile! It thrills me to help others become addicts, too!” 

 

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