Come expand your circle of friends!
We are purveyors of cozy! At Circle of Stitches you'll find a selection of lovely gifts made by independent artists and companies with values we support. At our shop, you'll find a collection of locally-made soy candles, crystal jewelry, bags, and more!
We also have a broad selection of high-quality yarns for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. Our focus on small-batch and locally made also extends to our yarn selection, and we are proud to work with companies such as Brooklyn Tweed, Quince & Co, and Toil & Trouble, which is hand-dyed right here in Salem. We are more than just a store. We are a gathering space, a welcoming community and a group of highly experienced knitters, crocheters, and teachers, ready to help you pick your perfect project and expand your skills to be the fiber artist you want to be!
We believe in the value and importance of handmade, and we are here to show you that the fiber arts are very much a contemporary craft! We focus on contemporary aesthetics and wearable projects, because we believe that hand-knitting and crocheting, apart from being great skills, are a way to help you build the style and lifestyle you want. Making by hand is an opportunity to slow down, to connect with like-minded folks.
We want to erase fears of the dreaded hand-knit sweater. Let us help you make truly beautiful pieces you love to wear!
Ana Campos - Owner
A life-long fiber lover, in 2008 Ana established Toil & Trouble, a knitwear design company. In 2010, she created her own line of hand-dyed yarns. Ana's love of community and teaching lead her to open Circle of Stitches in 2015. When she is not at the shop, you can find her elbows-deep in her dye pots. Ana has a wealth of knowledge to share, with over 25 years of knitting experience, and is a certified Master Hand Knitter. She loves helping people find inspiration, and her favorite projects are sweaters and socks. Ana specializes in fixes and repairs, and can help you fix any sort of project, from scarf to charted lace.
Carolyn is an expert knitter and hand-spinner. She can help you with your project from start to finish, from picking the right yarn, to various techniques along the way. Carolyn loves teaching, so come pick her brain! Find her at the shop on Saturdays.
Winnie is a photographer and multi-talented fiberista - she can knit, crochet, and Tunisian crochet! Winnie can help you with pretty much any type of project. Find her at the shop every Tuesday, and occasional other days.
Jenn is a highly experienced knitter with a fondness for embossed patterns. She can help you tackle any kind of knitting, from socks to sweaters to complex lace shawls. Find her at the shop occasional Sundays.
Kate is an experienced knitter with a special place in her heart for hand-dyed yarn and sock knitting. Kate can help you with any type of project, but her specialty is socks. She can tell you all about the pros and cons of different sock knitting techniques, from toe-up to cuff-down construction and various heel types.
The Circle of Stitches Difference
Circle of Stitches was founded in February 2015 by Ana Campos. Her vision was to create a place to combine her love of independent artists and fiber crafts. At Circle of Stitches, she brings together a carefully curated selection of homewares and supplies for yarn lovers.
Circle of Stitches is a makers' boutique, a place for knitters, crocheters, and spinners to come together and share their passion. Ana is deeply committed to the handmade movement, and erasing public perceptions of lack of quality in handmade. Rather, making a project from start to finish is your opportunity to create couture pieces - made by you, for you, exactly the way you want.
Ana is herself a Master Knitter, and our whole staff is highly experienced and qualified. Circle of Stitches is not just a yarn shop, it is a collective of extremely knowledgeable women with a passion for teaching. When you come to us, you get so much more than yarn. We will not only help you pick the perfect yarn for your project, we will help you along the way and arm you with the tools and knowledge to grow as a maker and knit or crochet the projects you want! At Circle of Stitches, you will always be in good hands.
Fiberista Loyalty Program - Updated June 2017
Hey fiber lovers! For every yarn-related individual purchase of $25 or more, get a stamp on your Inner Circle card. For every card you fill up (10 stamps), earn a $25 coupon! Our only requirement for participation is that you receive our email newsletter.
$25-$49 gets you 1 stamp
$50-$74 gets you 2 stamps ... and so on
Terms: The Fiberista Loyalty Program applies only to full-price sales of yarn and knitting or crochet accessories such as yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, project bags, and other knitting and crochet notions. Excluded are: all non-fiber arts products, classes and events, spinning wheels, and weaving looms. Rewards program discounts are not cumulative with other discounts.
Fiber Arts Expertise
We pride ourselves in offering you high quality help and instruction. Our staff and teachers are all very knowledgeable and highly experienced.
By shopping with us, you get access to our knowledge and expertise. If you need help on a project, come see us. We are happy to help you with a quick question, or look over your shoulder while you work on a project at the shop. If you need more extensive help, please come to a scheduled drop-in session or book a private lesson. We love helping, but we need to make sure we can pay attention to everyone at the shop. Check our calendar for upcoming classes and drop-in sessions.
Interested in joining the Circle of Stitches team? Fill out our Employment Application and send it to info(at)circleofstitches.com
Without you, Circle of Stitches would not be possible! Circle of Stitches welcomes everyone to come make new friends. We have a cozy seating area, so please come sit and make something! It is important to us that everyone feel comfortable and welcome in our space, so please keep this in mind when you're hanging out with us.
Circle of Stitches is a safe, inclusive space. Everyone is welcome at Circle of Stitches, regardless of race, cultural background, nationality, religion, disability, gender expression and/or identity, sexual orientation, etc.
We Care About the Environment
We want to do our part in taking care of our planet. We do offer recycled paper shopping bags, but please consider bringing a reusable bag from home. We have several totes and reusable bags for sale.
We have selection of mugs and cups for you to use while you're visiting us. Help yourself to some water or tea. No need to bring a disposable cup!
All our orders are shipped in eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging.
We have a growing selection of second-hand and vintage books, come check them out!