In 2006 my kids were in school ‘till 4pm and I was ready for a change.
The problem was I didn’t know what I wanted. I enjoyed working alongside my husband Andrew at Blazing Banners. I also loved being there for my kids but they were getting older. Personally I loved to playing with yarn and the sense of community that small business celebrates.
After considering starting my own business I was taken back to fond childhood memories; my families local hardware store in El Cajon, CA and I remembered the satisfaction and connection to community. I knew what I wanted . . . a local yarn shop where all are welcome.
Why yarn? It's just like a hardware store; tools are tools no matter what your passion.
2007 proved to be the right year for Andrew and I to go forward. The name would be easy, Apple Yarns. Apples represent the great state of Washington and my Grandma made the best apple pies; Apple Pie Recipe.
Today, Apple Yarns is a community LYS and online yarn store www.appleyarns.com in beautiful Bellingham WA . We take pride in helping our community build their own legacies; knit and crochet projects for instant memories and family heirlooms.
Andrea & Andrew Evans
Our Why - Andrea, Andrew, Roy, Amy, Gus and AREE - *We all play with yarn!