Our Story

Origins of Apple Yarns
A Tale of Passion, Family, and Community

Discover the story behind Apple Yarns, where a passion for yarn, a strong sense of community,
and family heritage came together to create a thriving small business in 2007.

In 2006 our kids were in school ‘till 4pm and I was ready for a change. Personally I loved to playing with yarn and the sense of community that small business celebrates, makes me happy. Why yarn? It's just like the hardware store my family owned; tools are tools no matter what your passion. 2007 proved to be the perfect year to open Apple Yarns. Apples represent the great state of Washington and my Grandma made the best apple pies; Apple Pie Recipe. Apple Yarns it is.


We added www.appleyarns.com


Started working with Knittedknockers.org


Andrew started working with Apple Yarns full time.


Added Apple Fiber Studio, hand-dyed yarns


Apple Fiber Studio sold in local yarn shops nationally


Embraced Monthly Subscription and Theme Boxes


Added Happy to be Home Candles


Added Online Classes and Events


Hit all major goals in January of 2022


Moved to our BIGGER and BETTER location, 1405 Fraser St.


January, started our biggest and most successful subscription, Wonderful Worsted


Graduated from Goldman Sachs 10KSB program


Skill Building Club Launches in September

Today, Apple Yarns is a community yarn shop, and
hand-dyed subscriptions in beautiful Bellingham WA .

Please stop by and say "Hello" when in Bellingham. 
Or visit us on Ravelry, InstagramFacebook, Pinterest and YouTube.  

Andrea & Andrew Evans

Our Why - Andrea, Andrew, Roy, Amy, Gus and AREE - *We all play with yarn!