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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nashua’s Twill wins international award

Patricia McMullen

Nashua’s yarn shop, Twill, is much more than a store to buy yarn and fabric. It is a place in which knitters, crocheters, and sewers come together to learn and grow. The sense of community is strong from the moment you enter the door. Now Twill has received recognition which reflects this spirit.

Rowan Yarns, one of the foremost yarn purveyors in the UK, launched a new line of yarns this year. To promote their new product they conducted a mystery knit-along on their website, inviting knitters all over the world to knit an afghan using their new wool line. More than 30 local knitters purchased kits for the project and began knitting their own afghans. The excitement grew, however, when one regular member of the knitting community announced that she was going to be married in August. So the Twill folks came together as a community and knit the afghan for her as a wedding gift. In secret, knitters worked up the squares, joined them together, then knitted a border to finish it off. The afghan was presented to this lovely young lady during a regular Friday night project Night at the shop. She was thrilled. ...

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Nashua’s yarn shop, Twill, is much more than a store to buy yarn and fabric. It is a place in which knitters, crocheters, and sewers come together to learn and grow. The sense of community is strong from the moment you enter the door. Now Twill has received recognition which reflects this spirit.

Rowan Yarns, one of the foremost yarn purveyors in the UK, launched a new line of yarns this year. To promote their new product they conducted a mystery knit-along on their website, inviting knitters all over the world to knit an afghan using their new wool line. More than 30 local knitters purchased kits for the project and began knitting their own afghans. The excitement grew, however, when one regular member of the knitting community announced that she was going to be married in August. So the Twill folks came together as a community and knit the afghan for her as a wedding gift. In secret, knitters worked up the squares, joined them together, then knitted a border to finish it off. The afghan was presented to this lovely young lady during a regular Friday night project Night at the shop. She was thrilled.

As a bonus, the project was entered into a contest held by Rowan. Twill Fabric & Yarn won the award for Best Supporting Yarn Store. Sandy Zielie, the shop owner, along with former partner Susan Chiappini, had a vision to create a community of fiber enthusiasts in the greater Nashua area. This dream has continued to take flight as more and more beautiful things and people connections are made. The recognition with this award epitomizes a business that cares about its customers and the community.