The LYS is open!
Rows & Roses Yarn & Fiber is finally here! This little LYS has been my dream for so long, and I finally went for it.
Check out this virtual tour and see all the cool stuff we’ve got going on. Then be sure to stop by at 113 E. North 1st St. Seneca, SC, or, if you’re not local, shop from the comfort of your own home.
Welcome, yarn and fiber enthusiast! I am so excited to have you visit. Sati here, and I’m completely, ridiculously, emphatically in love with yarn. And fiber. Also sheep, alpacas, cotton plants OMG, and flax, which is where linen comes from, in case you didn’t know. You’ll learn a lot about this stuff whether you want to or not if you hang out with me.
Let me give you a quick rundown of the website: “Happenings” is the blog. Info, free patterns, and community can be found here. “Shop” is where you can shop all the currently in-stock and pre-order yumminess. “Talk to Me!” is the contact form. Use it for anything, from questions, to suggestions, to bug reports, to just saying hey. The “LYS” tab is everything about Rows & Roses Yarn & Fiber, the brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Seneca. All of our sales, events, classes, and new arrivals can always be found on this regularly updated page.
Here’s my story:
My journey started out in 2010 crocheting woolies for my baby girl (who is now 9. HOW???) I was excited to learn how to crochet, and posted pics on facebook of my finished items. Once I started sharing info, people started asking how much it would cost for me to make them something “like that” every time I would post something new. Then I entered a whirlwind that went something like this…
Facebook page ** Commissions ** Hyenacart ** Facebook group ** Processed my first fleece ** Started spinning yarn ** Learned to dye yarn ** Discovered knitting ** Started writing patterns ** Began teaching classes ** Became independent contractor for WeCrochet testing patterns and crocheting samples ** I bought a rigid heddle loom and started learning how to weave ** I opened a little brick-and-mortar yarn shop in the downtown area of Seneca, SC — my hometown.
Are you tired? I’m tired.
So now what? Build a website and put together a newsletter, of course! Are you a yarn and fiber enthusiast? Did you sign up for the newsletter? You know, that annoying AF pop-up when you first visited this site? If you didn’t, please do! I would be honored to share my passion for yarn with you. There’s a sign-up form at the bottom of the home page.
Please browse around and have a good time. If you like what you see, I’d appreciate a few button presses and comments to help up my website ratings ♥
I can’t believe it. When I received the email, I almost deleted it because I thought it was spam! I’m glad I opened it and read it, because I was nominated AND ACCEPTED as an Unsung Hero of the Upstate by Ten at the Top for opening this LYS during a pandemic!
Here is what I discovered after doing some research…
“The Celebrating Unsung Heroes Virtual Event recognizes and honors Unsung Heroes from across the 10-county Upstate region. Traditionally known as the annual Celebrating Successes Luncheon, this event typically recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who help make the Upstate a leading place to live, learn, do business and raise a family.”
If you didn’t get to join us for WeCrochet’s “Coffee and Crochet” show in May 2020, you missed a super fun time! That week’s episode featured ME! Sati, of Rows and Roses. I am thrilled to have been asked by my friends at WeC to guest star on that episode. We talked about the origins of R&R, my tips and tricks for starting and working a business from home, my favorite WeC yarns and notions, and I even did some show and tell for what I’ve been working on and what plans I have for the coming months.
Check out the replay! Click the pic above to be taken to the facebook LIVE replay, and give it a like and share!