Located in the center of the charming borough of Emmaus, PA since 2009, a straight 2 miles off the Lehigh Street (Exit 57) of Interstate 78, Conversational Threads is a yarn and fiber arts shop unlike any other. Our cozy home-like shop is filled with your favorite basics like Cascade Yarns and Berroco Yarns as well as an abundant supply of gorgeous yarns from independent dyers such as Life In The Long Grass, Hue Loco, Barnyard Knits and imported yarns such as The Border Mill, Biches et Buches and The Fibre Company.
All of our over 100 brands of all-natural yarns have been carefully selected to be of the highest quality and at reasonable prices. Let the members of our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you to choose your next project, whether you are a beginner or a bit more advanced, and know that they are happy to provide you with assistance in finding yarn substitutions.
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If, however, it is your preference to browse undisturbed, you can be assured that you will feel free to do so.
Our shop boasts a large shopping area of over 2400 square feet, offering a home-like atmosphere where you can shop with ease. Our comfortable seating area provides plenty of room for you to comfortably work on your projects. If you need assistance with your work or have questions about our products, feel free to speak with one of our friendly staff members.
Our weekly (FREE!) Knit and Crochet Night is every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Come join us for a fun evening of social knitting! Help with your projects is available until 7:00PM; after that, it's party night for everyone!
Conversational Threads is an avid supporter of KIVA.org, often holding events to benefit the organization and donating any money collected from customers who offer it, be it in response to help received on their projects or just in general. KIVA is a non-profit organization that allows us to lend money to low-income/underserved entrepreneurs in 86 countries.
KIVA's mission is "to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty". As often as possible, we choose people to receive our loans who are in some sort of fiber-related business. More recently, we have also been funding fresh water equipment in tiny African villages. As of July, 2020, we have over $8000 circulating in microfinance loans to deserving individuals through KIVA.
Cindy didn't set out to own a yarn shop, but when she couldn't find the quality yarns locally for which she spent a lot of time searching, she took matters into her own hands and it happened! Knitting and crocheting since the age of 5 with long periods of inactivity in both, now she could not imagine a life without some sort of needlework in her hands.
Jackie is our Manager Extraordinaire, or as she calls herself, "The Queen".
Jackie was inspired by the shop's former knitting teacher, Sue LaMontagne, to want to learn more about knitting. She feels her knowledge of knitting shines most when working with beginner knitters, giving them extra help and encouraging them along their way.