Friends & Fiber
Friends and Fiber proprietress Vicki Kinser has always enjoyed crafts and was first and foremost a knitter. She and a group of other craftswomen in Oldham County started a coop shop where they could sell the items they made. The original La Grange, Kentucky Main Street shop featured quilted, knitted, and crocheted items, and more. Over the years the group dwindled down to four friends, and in the last twelve years the number went to three. Today, Vicki is the single remaining owner.
The shop has been in the same location for nearly 20 years. The reason Friends & Fiber is in the yarn business is because another local store decided to discontinue their entire yarn and notions inventory. The ladies were doing well with their crafted items and knew that they could use the yarn if it didn’t sell to customers. So, they bought it.
The rest, as they say, is history. More and more yarn found its way to the shelves and racks in Friends & Fiber. Today you’ll discover a huge selection of exquisite yarns that are available to take home and begin using immediately. The spacious shop is filled with yarns from across the United States and from around the world. Most of these glorious yarns are made with hard-to-find fibers like wool, silk, linen, alpaca, cotton, hemp and more.
The shop remains true to its heritage. Vicki, along with several customers, still display items made with yarn from the shop. And, while these items are primarily there to serve as inspiration for patrons’ next projects, many of them are also available to purchase.
The heritage also continues with the Friends & Fiber creative community. The friends part of the name is alive and well within the open knit and open crochet groups. Any and all are welcome to sit down and knit a while. Many find not only help and encouragement with their projects but also new friends with a shared passion.
Monday-Tuesday 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-6 pm
Friday 10 am-5 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Need to come by at another time? Just call us at 502-222-0658
106 E. Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031