A Visit to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio

I had such a great time yesterday at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio! The book signing was of course a lot of fun—I had a blast meeting knitters in person and seeing what they have to say about the sample toys from Knitting Mochimochi. Thank you to everyone who came out!

The staff at the store were all super welcoming. Before the signing, I was interviewed by Zontee for the Yarncraft podcast, which I think went well despite some nervousness on my part (I’ll let you know when it’s up), and then Patty, the Studio Director, gave me a tour of the store and told me all about how their amazing window displays come together. (It’s a big team effort!)

You may have already seen photos of the current Coney Island display that they have up this summer—it’s amazing to see in person.


I hadn’t really noticed it on previous visits, but they also exhibit fiber art pieces on the back wall of the studio. I was really impressed by the studio’s commitment to creativity and experimentation with yarn.

Thank you to Patty, Zontee, and everyone at the Lion Brand Studio!

I’ll be returning to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio on August 29th to teach a Master Class, so if you are a toy knitting beginner or would like to see exactly how I do it (it also helps if you live in the NYC area), I hope you’ll sign up!

4 thoughts on “A Visit to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio

  1. There’s such a disconnect for me with Lion Brand – the yarn of theirs that I can buy where I live is mostly acrylic crap, but then I see photos of the NYC studio and read about the interesting things they do there, and it just doesn’t seem to fit! I wish their more interesting things were sold on a bigger scale, and I wish there wasn’t so darn much Homespun in South Bend!

  2. Congratulations on your book and appearance at Lion Brand NYC Studio! I have been following your work here and also on Flickr. Your creations are so adorable! I tend to agree with you about Lion Brand, but they have come out with much nicer wool yarns more recently…

    Best wishes for continued success!!!!!

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  3. Oh, How upset I was that I missed you by a week in a little City trip. Thank you for sharing the window dressing too, now I really have to get my buns there. It’s amazing. I love the seagull!
    Best of luck!

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