Untangled Purls is a local yarn shop whose goal is to be a premier gathering place for yarn, education, fellowship, and laughter in Central Virginia.
Here is our story, told by Owner Cathy Mitchell
"A conversation between friends one night led to the creation of Untangled Purls. We decided that evening there needed to be a place, local, where people could gather to knit and crochet.
I hadn’t been knitting for very long at the time, but I knew I wanted a place where I could: see and feel the yarn before purchasing; get help and advice when I needed it; learn new skills and become a more accomplished knitter; & just hang out with people who also loved the fiber arts. I wanted the same for our knitting and crocheting community.
Untangled Purls opened in December of 2014 and the shop has fulfilled everything I wanted and then some. New friendships have been formed and yes, a community has been created.
2020 brought new challenges most people could not have imagined. We had to close the shop for a couple months to keep everyone safe and even now, as 2021 begins, we still must operate with restrictions.
We have managed to muddle through the year. The community still strong and there for each other. You could even say the community has developed into one large extended family, always there with a kind word or deed just when it is needed.
For that, I am forever thankful."