New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Lion Brand Yarn Company has opened a new retail store in Albany, New York called “The Lion Brand Yarn Shop.” The grand opening of the shop will be on Wednesday, January 29th from 6 – 8 p.m. Nicky Epstein, well-known knitwear designer and author, will be in attendance signing copies of her latest books, Crochet for Dolls, and Knits for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls. Additionally, goody bags will be given to the first 50 guests who arrive.
The Lion Brand Yarn Shop is located in the former space of Alfred Fabric Center Inc. –a fabric and yarn store which was once a family owned business that closed after having a 40 year presence in the capital region. Lion Brand Yarn is also a family owned and operated business which has just entered its 136th year of business, and will now continue the yarn crafting tradition in the capital region.
The Lion Brand Yarn Shop will carry a wide array of yarns including 37 yarn lines and629 colors – making it the largest selection of Lion Brand Yarns available in one place. The new shop is part of an effort to increase Lion Brand awareness, providing people with a first-hand experience of the Lion Brand mission to inspire and educate. Since educating yarn crafters and non-crafters alike is important to Lion Brand, the Shop will offer special monthly classes, and beginner knit and crochet classes every week with plans to expand the course catalog throughout the year.
In addition to being a yarn haven and an education center, the Lion Brand Yarn Shop also offers large project tables in the front of the store for socializing and yarn crafting; local knitting and crochet groups are encouraged to use the store space for their meetings. A computer and desk area will be also be available for browsing and printing from over 5,000 free patterns on the Lion Brand website, LionBrand.com. The Lion Brand Yarn Shop will be open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, and closed on Saturday.
About Lion Brand Yarn Company
Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 136 year-old family-owned and operated business devoted to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters with yarns, patterns, how-tos and ideas that elevate their yarn crafting experience. Year after year Lion Brand drives innovation in the yarn business and pursues excellence in the quality of their products. For more information, visit http://www.lionbrand.com
Media Contact: Brandyce Pechillo
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