Continuing where we left off

Continuing where we left off

Introducing the blog at HeartStrings Yarn Studio

Do you have that friend or relative or co worker that you can talk to forever or pick up right where you left off after a lengthy absence?  It is a comforting feeling that indicates an easy relationship with no awkward reacquainting dialogue.


Our community at the shop feels that way.  Some people we see several times a week and others only a few times a year but the conversation usually continues with ease.  We happen to share our lives through our projects when we choose to spend our time in a creative space.


Every day someone comes in "just to look around" and often expresses that they have had a rough day and need some time (some place) to unwind.  The atmosphere is intended to ignite our creativity and provide a welcome respite from the hectic pace of life.  A lovely consequence is the relationships that have developed from our common interests.


The idea with this blog is to create an additional venue to discuss what's happening at HeartStrings Yarn Studio.  We hope to share what inspires us and hear what inspires you.  We plan to discuss common issues our customers ask for advice on and hear what your suggestions are.  Most of all we simply want to carry on the conversation!


Sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation ~ Amadeus Wolfe


  1. Mimi Routh Mimi Routh

    Hello from West Sacramento where the ladies are hooking on big frames, using donated yarn to make hats for the homeless! They see me using sticks and it's like I'm from a foreign country! I moved here from South Lake Tahoe where Aubrey owns Knits & Knots and has a mix of yarn much like yours -- and before Covid, wonderful knit nights. I really miss the resonance. Someone here donated gorgeous vintage mohair -- which I got! So I will make the most of things here, and enjoy their company, turning out more hats to donate. I like to cast on 99 and knit in the round *3 white, 1 fuzzy* which makes a spiral that's fun to knit. Or two colors to make pretty things. Then for me, maybe a mohair cardigan knitted in vertical stripes like one Drops has. I'm on a waiting list to come live at Jarvis Gardens. It will be about a year, but I will visit before I move. Gotta check you out to make sure! All in good time!

  2. Virginia McLaren Virginia McLaren

    We arrived Chico, our new home, after a long drive across country with our pup. That was on Sunday. Our furniture is still en route to us. Our family provided some chairs and a table. We had new beds delivered.and set up before we arrived. It’s sparse in here. I knew I needed a yarn break so I got online and found Heartstrings and was there on Tuesday. Wow, I’ve lived all over the country and visited lots and lots of yarn store, but, this place is special. The owner, Joanne, is warm and welcoming and so helpful. I’ll definitely be a loyal customer.

  3. natalie streeter natalie streeter

    Do you offer Crochet classes. I would like to learn how to may fried egg dish scrubbies. Natalie

  4. Pamela Minniear Pamela Minniear

    Hello! I would love to donate part of my stash to the fire victims who now don't have any at all.
    Any chance that you would know where I can do this?

  5. Joanne Wilson Joanne Wilson

    Hi Marica
    We are a store located at 1909 Esplanade in Chico, CA
    We have an enormous selection and a large shop to browse through.
    Hope to see you soon

  6. Robbyne Seward Robbyne Seward

    Love the selection of yarns and the fact that you have knitting classes. I live in Yuba City and need some help knitting a pair of socks using a one-ball pattern by Patons,yarns. My New Years Resolution for 2018 is to learn how to knit socks again and knit some socks for the homeless in my community through my church. I saw online that you over instruction, would that be something I could get some help with I am willing to come up to your shop, just wanted to find a day when someone could help me.

    Sincerely yours,
    Robbyne Seward

  7. Camy Camy

    I have often felt the comfort offered in Heartstrings. The women who work there have all been easily accessible ~ able to help me if I asked for help, able to let me browse on my own if that was what I seemed to need. I am grateful that Heartstrings is in my world.

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