Your Local Yarn Shop


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 Fiber Arts Studio Loyalty Club

Pick up your Loyalty Club Punch Card on your next trip to the shop!

For every $25 in full-priced yarn you purchase at Conversational Threads you will receive one punch on your Loyalty Club Punch Card.  When your Punch Card is full with 10 punches, it is worth $25 off your full-priced merchandise purchase on your next visit to the shop.

Only full-priced yarn purchases eligible to earn Loyalty Club Card punches. Completed Loyalty Club Card $25 may be redeemed on any full-priced merchandise.  Exclusions include but are not limited to gift certificates, class fees, bus tickets, reduced-price merchandise. No partial use of the Loyalty Club Card is permitted.  If a completed Loyalty Club Card is redeemed for less than $25 in full-priced merchandise, the balance for that Loyalty Club Card is forfeited. Completed punch card must be surrendered at the time of redemption. Customer is solely responsible for requesting Loyalty Punch Card credit and for the keeping of their Loyalty Club Punch Card.



  Conversational Threads' Adopted Charity -


Conversational Threads is an avid supporter of, 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.






Cheri is our Manager since September 2023, and we are so happy she found us and we found her!  Here is Cheri's bio -

"I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  I love the beach, but not the water; I like the mountains, but don't ski; and I love cold rainy weather, but not winter coats.  I love helping people learn new things, achieve their goals, and pick out the perfect yarn.

I'm still happily married to my highschool sweetheart, Brad.  In 2022 we sold our home of over 30 years, bought an RV, and traveled full time for a year as a Knitting Nomad and an RV Artist.  We named our RV Chad (CHeri & brAD), which stands for Creativity, Health, Adventure and Discovery.

In 2023 we created a home base in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where we were expecting our first grandchild, Rosemary Louise.  We still have Chad, but our focus is on being the best Pop and Grandma to our sweet Rosie.

Follow me on Ravelry, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram at CheriKnits."

Call us today at 610-421-8889 or sign up for our newsletter to learn more about us. We are more than happy to provide additional information about our shop and the products we offer.