ACTK Retail Store

Hello Friends! It’s been a minute! This year has been amazing. 2020 will be remembered for a long time! 2020, if anything, has been a year of change. I have a yarn store!

ACTK Dye Studio

I’ve outgrown my home studio. It’s still here. I work in it every day. I had to move my living room to storage to make room for my yarn. When my daughter finished college and moved into her own home, I confiscated her bedroom for undyed yarn storage. My garage, living room, and 2 bedrooms were completely dedicated to yarn. I thought if I had to pay rent somewhere to carry on and grow, then I was going to have a retail front.

A Chick That Knitz Est. 2020

Here she is in charming Downtown Edmond, Oklahoma. We are well received! I had looked and looked all over to find the best place and boy! did we land in the perfect spot! This wasn’t my first choice, it was my 5th choice and the BEST choice. (If your first few choices of something you want don’t pan out, don’t panic! Trust me, it’s for the best!)

80/20 Sock Wall

This is the 80/20 Sock wall. Keep in mind, all this yarn was in my living room! Check out the amazing socks that fellow knitters made for me! I feel like the richest woman in the world with socks!

Wall of yarn

This is our wall of beautiful color and yarn. It’s our Singles Fingering, Worsted, and DK.

Mini Wall

We have a wall just for mini skeins. Every color is available in mini sock and mini sparkle.

Jan

Let me introduce you to Jan Rose’, my manager, my friend, my mentor, my everything. I’m going to tell you, I have the Best of the Best! She has a heart for people and knitting. Look at her smile. That is who she is on the inside and the outside. She teaches our classes and is assembling a wonderful group of teachers; knitting, crochet, fiber art, and hoping to add more! I would love to have a macrame’ teacher!

We also have Knit Nite every Thursday from 6p-8pm. We’ve had two so far and they are fun! We bring our projects and have snacks and sometimes a glass of wine. All yarn is welcome in the shop. You can bring whatever you are working on. If you need to use the swift and ball winder to wind your yarn, bring it in. We are here for you and your needs and to promote all yarn and crafts.

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry

This is a favorite top of mine, The Weekender by Andrea Mowry. We will be having a KAL (Knit-a-long) with this pattern soon. It’s an easy knit and a good top for a somewhat new beginner. You can see in the background we have a large selection of Atenti knitting bags and purses.

My intention is to support artists and makers and promote the hand made industry. We have a consignment aspect to our shop where we sell handmade finished projects for those that do not knit or crochet. We are in the heart of Downtown Edmond and have a lot of local traffic. Many have walked in to check us out and want to buy my finished samples.

We teach classes on how to knit and crochet and have beautiful unique hand dyed and hand made projects for everyone. It’s a win – win for everyone.

Bracelets and Custom made jewelry

I also want to have unique items in the shop for everyone to enjoy. As we grow, I hope to have more hand made unique jewelry items. I love the wrap bracelets and have a large selection. I love rustic and romantic. These bracelets are so darling! Check out the gorgeous necklace. Gail is making more for me and will be in the shop soon. I will have an article dedicated to her and her beautiful jewelry soon. She makes this with yarn! They are unique and gorgeous!

We’re having a 25% off sale online thru the weekend, ending on cyber Monday. Come check us out!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AChickThatKnitz Thank you to each and every one of you that loves beautiful yarn! You guys have blessed me beyond measure and I hope to bless you right back!

Feel free to sign up for our newsletter at the link below. If you are interested in becoming a consignor (you get 70% of the sale), please contact me through email and let’s talk!

shop@achickthatknitz.com

Join me in spreading love and light to our local community and our international community with our unique, high quality, hand made gifts.

With much love and gratitude,

Tammy, A Chick That Knitz

5 thoughts on “ACTK Retail Store

  1. Congratulations!! I started watching you through your mom’s vlog. So happy for you and your new endeavor. I am a quilter/embroidery/hand stitch/needlepoint/cross stitch/sewist. I guess a fiber art person. I have also knitted in my past when my kids were very young, mid-30’s now. If I’m ever in your part of the earth I will stop by!

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  2. Tammy,
    Congratulations!! I got your post this weekend, what great news it is that you have moved out onto Main Street Edmond. Your store looks great from the photos, and it sounds like you are doing well- the smile on your face at the front door speaks volumes! I’m sure with the pandemic keeping women close to home, they have had much more time to purchase and knit your yarn into amazing pieces.
    I would still like to do an OKSBDC success story on your business. We got a good start together but you have really stepped it up since. If you are willing to do that, I will make the necessary arrangements to make it work. We might do a short video and some text for the story. As for photos, you already have some gorgeous shots. I like the sound of the Thursday night events, do you have enough space to keep distanced?
    Again, I give you congratulations on a job well done, I know you are proud of how this is working out. Drop me a line or give me a call at you convenience, and we will set up something, even if just a visit to your shop.

    Darryl Carter
    Small Business Advisor
    O:580.622.6710
    F:877.601.9062
    dcarter@sotech.edu
    oksbdc.org

    [Smallest Oklahoma-color-with-band copycropped]

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