304 S. Main Street, Galena IL
Owner(s): Amy and Sean Loberg
Most Unique Product in Your Store: We have a huge selection of exclusive knitting and crochet kits made with original FiberWild! patterns and quality yarns. Another unique item in the store is wool yarn from Suzy the Shepherdess. Suzy’s yarns are produced locally using traditional methods just outside of Galena, and are featured in our wildly popular Stockton Sock Kit. Suzy has even put pictures of her cute sheep right on the label of her wonderfully soft wool yarns!
Three words to describe your store atmosphere: Friendly, sociable, helpful
Top Knitting Tip: Gauge swatches are your friend!
Interesting anecdote about your city/town: Built in the 1800’s, Galena is a picturesque and historic town that once served as the most popular steamboat port along the Mississippi, and at one time was bigger than Chicago. Now, Galena is a get-away destination for civil war history buffs, or couples who want to escape for a relaxing weekend!
Basis for your store name: Any time I would go into a yarn store, I would simply “go wild” fondling the yarn. So when it was time to name the store, it had to be FiberWild!
Favorite store fixture: Scout, our store kitty. We’ve fostered/adopted about 45 kittens in the store over the years, and Scout is the pick of all the litters. He’s ultra-handsome in his red turtleneck. He likes the della Q blog “Wag More, Bark Less”, but thinks it should be called “Purr More, Hiss Less”.
Favorite della Q Product: The Combo Needle Case … ‘cause it does it all … straights, circulars, DPNs, hooks and notions!
Approximate number skeins in store: As of today, we have 38,088 items in the store, 23,660 of which are skeins (or balls) of yarn!
Knitting is like: Chocolate
Why Customers Love Your Store: “… shopping online is good, but in person we get to feel the yarn! The store is fabulous, colorful, warm, bright and wild!” Elsie C. and Merci C.
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