~ Sometimes your heart speaks best through your hands ~ Heart Strings Yarn
yarn store learn to knit knitting classes Quincy
Welcome to Heart Strings Yarn
216 Sea Street
Quincy MA, 02169
Stay tuned for monthly workshops, and our very own Yarn shop where you can purchase yarn, knitting needles, notions, and patterns for your next project.
Workshops will include specific projects or some Yarn and Yoga options.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
How it all began. Why Heart Strings?
It all began way back in 2017 before any of us knew anything of a pandemic coming our way, I would wear my handmade knitted items out and about to book club and neighborhood gatherings. Friends would comment. “ I love your hand knit hats, mittens ponchos and such. I love that you wear what you make.”
One day I wore my latest and greatest accomplishment at the time. It was a super comfy and cozy poncho made from the softest chunky alpaca wool. ( not scratchy if you know about the softest types of alpaca yarn! ) I wore this to my book club.
What I heard that night was… “ I want to learn how to knit!” I thought to myself how can I teach them to knit? I’m not an expert… but I love knitting and would love to share the gift of knitting.
So we came up with a knitting project. Those who wanted to learn to knit would come to my house and somehow, I would teach them! Yikes… like many other times I’ve said to myself, what have I gotten into now?? Haha…. Lo and behold we did it! We sat at my dining room table and began from scratch. In all honesty, not everyone took to knitting. I’ll be honest, knitting isn’t for everyone… but let me tell you, the ones that did, love it. They became some of the the greatest knitters. I am learning from them now. They are and have been some of my biggest supporters in this knitting journey !!
Back to the project, it was called LITTLE HATS, BIG HEARTS In connection with the American Heart Month of February, This project honors babies, moms and heart healthy lives while raising awareness of Congenital Heart Defects. So we celebrated The American Heart Month by knitting red hats for newborns. Every baby that was born in the month February received a handmade red knit hat infused with love! I have a friend that is a pediatric NICU nurse and she picked up the hats and delivered to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for preparation to be distributed to the newest members of the world.
This project was close to my heart….
Having been born on Valentines Day and sharing the same birthday with my son, I can't help but connect to the heart space and the love that radiates from here. I am a sensitive, loving soul, navigating through a sometimes harsh and unpredictable world, looking to connect with like minded people. I have decided to create that sacred space for myself here at Heart Strings Yarn and invite others to join me.
Fast forward, I became a yoga teacher. The pandemic hit. Everything seemed crazy. People needed something different to soothe and calm the mind. My friend encouraged me to come up with a class to teach at her yoga studio. Hence, Sit Breathe Knit was born. I couldn’t believe it. People were signing up, they were committing to a month of Friday nights with me! They loved it. They were signing up again and again… Oh. My. Goodness. People love this class. They keep coming back over and over again. Yessss!!! Keep coming it’s only getting better and better.
For many years I have turned to Yoga, meditation and knitting to soothe my soul, and now I want to share it with the world. Many of us are feeling out of sorts with the way of the world and post pandemic anxieties. My purpose is to provide a safe space to nourish the heart and soul through Yoga meditation and knitting.
Stay tuned for more to come.
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