I recently had the opportunity to visit historic Savannah, Georgia, and during that visit, I took the opportunity to stop by the nearest local yarn shop (LYS), wild fibre.
While Savannah is blessed with more than one LYS, wild fibre was the one closest to the hotel where I was staying and was within easy walking distance. Open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, found myself arriving at the foot of the stairs leading up to the shop shortly before it was due to open.
Posted outside the door of the yarn shop was this notice:
It is clear from the moment you set foot in the door that this is not your usual yarn/fibre shop.
The front room of the store houses brightly colored roving for spinning, an excellent selection of knitting needles, an adequate, but not nearly as impressive selection of crochet hooks, and an assortment of crafting books that are geared more toward knitting
The second room, however, is where there is a real departure in presentation from what I have typically seen in a yarn shop.
First, there was more art than I have typically encountered in a yarn shop:
and second, the yarn was arranged by color rather than brand:
This arrangement of yarn by color family appealed to my sense of order, and this sign:
marked a section on the fall left of the wall of color which featured natural fiber yarns that could be used for dyeing:
I successfully resisted the urge to stock up on yarn from this collection of natural fibers for future Kool-Aid dyeing this time, but I did not leave empty handed as I purchased this vibrant ball of yarn that features a trio of intriguing fibers:
I am looking forward to my next trip to Savannah, and I expect I will once again find something at wild fibre that I absolutely have to have.