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Mar 26, 2011 09:59:33   #
loveknitting
 
To all my knitting and crocheting buddies, I need some cheap yarn (in price). I belong to a prayer shawl group at my church. We have a yarn closet and I am always looking for a good deal on yarn to make shawls. I know about Smiley's and have ordered from them, but mostly for scarf's. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 
Mar 26, 2011 10:07:19   #
DorisT
 
I've found some bargains at Big Lots and Dollar Tree, but it's kinda hit and miss. A.C.Moore sometimes has a table with marked down yarns.
Mar 26, 2011 10:09:23   #
loveknitting
 
Yes, I have found some yarn at Big Lot. Where is A.C.Moore
Mar 26, 2011 10:48:08   #
Charity Knitter
 
I also belong to a small charity knitting group of 6 young at heart seniors, the Downe Yarners & Sewers. And I'm always on the lookout for reasonably priced yarn and have found some at yard sales.

Our group updates the public of our projects via local newspapers. As a result we have received many donations of beautiful yarn, and fabric from local people who just want to help with our projects. We could not do what we do if it wasn't for the generosity of those people. Last year our small group was able to make and donate 1000 items to nearby Children's Hospitals, Veterans Home, and Hospice.

Does your church group have a way to let the public know what you are doing?

Charity Knitter

loveknitting wrote:
To all my knitting and crocheting buddies, I need some cheap yarn (in price). I belong to a prayer shawl group at my church. We have a yarn closet and I am always looking for a good deal on yarn to make shawls. I know about Smiley's and have ordered from them, but mostly for scarf's. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Mar 26, 2011 10:54:13   #
courier770
 
Give Mary Maxim a try and look at the sale yarns. Not the most luxurious yarns but reasonably priced and the sales are very good. I've picked up a few things there for stocking stuffer scarves, etc. Mary Maxim has a website.

If you are looking for "low cost" lace weight yarn for a shawl Patons has come out with a lace yarn that is very reasonable 498 yds for $7.00. Patternworks carries it.
Mar 26, 2011 10:59:04   #
DorisT
 
I googled for "A C Moore store locater" using your town and state. The nearest store to you is at:

250 Morrell Rd.
Knoxville, TN
(865) 539-9767
 
Mar 26, 2011 11:04:36   #
DorisT
 
Do you belong to freecycle.com? If there is a group in your area, you can ask if anyone has yarn they want to get rid of. I've been able to get yarn this way from time to time for crocheting afghans for wounded soldiers. If you explain what your charity is, you may get many donations.
Mar 26, 2011 11:11:23   #
knittykitty
 
Hi, you might try freecycle in your town. You can look it up on the web. People offer free items so they don't go to a landfill. There is never any cost involved.

Also, put a basket in your church for yarn donations. Some folks might just have a skein or two that would do.

Judy, TX
Mar 26, 2011 14:08:20   #
loveknitting
 
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Our church has been very generous with donations. And I tell everyone if you see yarn at a yard sale grap it. I think that we might have a freecycle in our county, I will check that out. I am always checking Joann's & Hobby Lobby Craft stores but they are not offering many bargains.
Mar 26, 2011 14:53:30   #
pianogirl
 
I ran a volunteer program for 13 years and the knitters always needed yarn. I solicited yarn companies in my region. Some were quite generous and even shipped cartons of yarn to our address! If you make a good case for why you need the yarn, who benefits, and how many knitters you have, some yarn companies will donate yarn to your project.
Mar 27, 2011 07:43:01   #
MissP
 
Try smileysyarns.com--often have 1$ sales
lovely yarns
 
Mar 27, 2011 09:09:39   #
pfarley4106
 
I have huge spools of yarn that were given to me each have hundreds of yards of yarn on them. It's a finer yarn mostly. Two in a beautiful green, two white and one black. You are welcome to these if you'll reimburse me for the cost of the postage. I wish I could donate that but I'm retired and on a fixed income. Let me know by sending me a personal message with your mailing address.
Mar 27, 2011 10:40:19   #
Carlaallaire
 
Believe it or not, I found the pound-size skeins at Aco Hardware! I don't think they have it often, but if you find it, you can stock up!
Mar 27, 2011 10:50:58   #
Taillta
 
Joanne's recently had yarn from 25% to 50% off. Dollar tree has been selling Caron yarn (in a limited color selection)...I have also seen discontinued lion brand yarn in there. Hobby Lobby has had some good deals on yarn. I don;t know where you live, but yahoo has a Freecycle Group. The one I am a member of in my area, if you post you are looking for yarn (and you could say for prayer group projects) very often the locals will dip into their stash with either leftovers or skeins they have never used. Also, you could look around your area for craft groups who very often have swaps. Craigslist is another good source I have found. I think someone already mentioned big lots, and also Ollies always has some yarn or other...hit or miss.
Mar 27, 2011 10:58:43   #
venicesusie
 
Big Lots usually has some for $1-$2. Tuesday Morning has some good yarns right now, but not necessarily cheap. More like luxury yarns at good prices. Lots of Trendsetter brand.
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