You can do more than just shop at your local yarn store! A huge part of why running a yarn shop is my dream job is because it's much more than just a retail business. My aim here at CLEO'S is to be a creative community space where people can learn, play, relax, and connect with other makers.
Free Crafting Help Anytime!
Don't leave your projects tucked in a drawer if you're not sure how to continue with them, bring them into the shop and I'll help you get back on track! Let me fix your dropped stitches and translate confusing pattern instructions.
This is one of my favorite aspects of my job, it makes me feel of service to my community. Plus, I just love seeing what y'all are making. If you have any questions about knitting, crocheting, or table loom weaving, please do come in to ask them, or shoot me a call or text at (929) 529–7542.
Classes & Private Lessons
Along those same lines, I offer classes, workshops, and private lessons at the shop to teach you any crafty thing you might want to learn. If you want to book some dedicated time to learn something new, check out our current class listings to learn new skills or make a project, our Beginner's Open Studio or Advanced Open Studio for any kind of help you need, or book a private lesson to learn something specific on your own or with a few friends.
Are you interested in teaching a class at CLEO'S? Read more or submit a request for that here.
Events & Community
I get so excited when other crafty people in Brooklyn are down to team up and put on an event together. You can check out our current public events here.
Do you want to host a semi-private or public event at the shop? A (themed?) knit night maybe, or a pop up event? You can submit a request for that here!
If you're looking for a large amount of yarn, or I'm low on one you've got your eye on, have me put in a special order for you to get exactly what you need at no extra cost. I can make special orders for any yarn I currently carry. You can also special order any yarn from brands I carry (even yarns I am not currently stocking) at certain quantities (usually multiples of 5 or 10 skeins).
Ball Winding Services
Winding yarn by hand can be soothing occasionally, but more often than not I find myself too impatient to get started to find it enjoyable. If you relate, don't worry, I'll wind any yarn you buy at the shop for free!
If you have other skeins you'd like to bring it to get wound, it's only $1–3 per skein to get your yarn would into a ball, depending on the yardage. If you want to return or exchange an unused skein that's already been wound, there is a $3 rewinding fee.
Many of the samples in the shop are designed in-house and posted on Ravelry. Most of the time I share patterns by email or add them to your Ravelry account, but I can print them for you too.
I can also help you pick out a pattern on Ravelry. Many Ravelry patterns are free and many more are available for purchase through me at the shop.
Yarns & Products in the Shop
Of course, at the heart of every yarn shop is the yarn itself. I am slowly adding all of the products I sell in the shop to be available for purchase on this website! Not quite everything is online, so definitely come into the shop for the full experience. You can browse all our products available online here, or just browse Yarn, Notions, Bags, or Patterns.