Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop Opens on Main Street in Berryville

By Rebecca Maynard
Readers of bestselling author Debbie Macomber are no doubt familiar with the fictitious shop, A Good Yarn, where friends gather to socialize and work on knitting, crocheting, needlework and more.
Life is now imitating art, as Round Hill resident Pam Hummel has fulfilled her dream of several years and opened Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop in Berryville in March. The shop is located above the Fire House Gallery at 23 East Main Street.
Hummel said the idea to open the shop was in the back of her mind for a few years, after having read Macomber’s book, and she joined the Blue Ridge Fiber Arts Guild to start learning. She is now working with five farms, which provide wool that is made in the United States.
“They are all sheep to skein and hand dyed,” said Hummel, who added that one farm is selling lap blankets. “All the farmers have been the kindest people to work with. I would come to them with 100 questions and they would patiently answer each one – I can’t say enough good things about them.”
Hummel said she has always loved coming to Berryville to walk the town and browse the shops, and when it came to choosing a location for her store, it kept coming to the forefront of her mind. Then she found out about the incubator space available through Berryville Main Street, which gives startup businesses a
temporary space.
After launching a business in the incubator space and finding success, Berryville Main Street hopes the owner finds a permanent space in downtown Berryville. The incubator space above Fire House Gallery has previously been occupied by Turi Nevin-Turkel, owner of Turiya Yoga, now at the Sanctuary Wellness Center on North Buckmarsh Street; and Christina Kraybill, owner of My Neighbor and Me, now located on East Main Street.
In addition to the colorful yarn, embroidery thread and other items for sale, Hummel plans to make Needles & Pins a destination for anyone who wants to come work on a project or just chat.
“I had someone come in and just sit down to have a cup of coffee the other day, and that was great,” she said.
She is also finalizing plans for classes for all skill levels in crocheting, knitting, do it yourself projects, needle felting, cross-stitch and more. For more information, call the store at 703-499-1502, email, or visit the store’s Facebook page.
Hours are Sunday: closed; Monday: closed; Tuesday: 1–7pm; Wednesday: 11am–5pm; Thursday: 1–7pmFriday: 11am–5pm; Saturday: 11am–5pm (last Saturday of
every month).