Hook and Shuttle is an online, brick and mortar, and mobile fiber business dedicated to increasing the accessibility of fiber skills, supplies, and tools in our communities.
We offer the following opportunities to our communities:
Classes (1-1 and small groups)
Home/Business small group classes
In store and online Retail
Vendorship at community shows and events
Demonstrations for organizations and events
In-home Product Demonstrations
At Hook and Shuttle we want everything we do to be accessible. It is our mission to make every effort to get the right products to the right people.
Who We Are
"Hook" aka: Carmen Ballman
Owning a yarn shop has always been a dream of mine. Having an actual store front in a brick and mortar building is still a dream but that will have to wait.
During 2010, a very good friend and I were relaxing on my stone front porch one hot summer day. Both of us being knitters and crocheters, we spent a lot of time talking about yarn, patterns, teaching our craft and trying to find yarns we loved but were no longer in production. The epiphany struck! Why don't we start reclaiming those yarns from already made goods? Thus a company was born. The Green Yarn Company was started up a few months later. During that time, we learned new skills and immersed ourselves in a wonderland of fiber artistry. We also learned many things about owning a business and the commitment it takes. After five years in business, my friend and business partner got married, bought a house and had a baby. She decided to leave the company and focus on her family. Something many of us can relate. As I wished her well in her decision to make family first, I could not walk away from something I love. The two of us were at different points in life. I already enjoyed staying home with my children when they were young. Now they are teenagers and grown and are very independent. I decided to continue on in the industry under a new name and sole ownership.
Moving from a partnership to a sole proprietorship, Resheeped 4 Ewe is born. Many relationships with customers and fellow fiber artists sprouted out of Green Yarn Company and it is my hope to continue those relationships and developed even more through Resheeped.
Then I met Jay and we decided to open Hook and Shuttle together. This is my journey to becoming "Hook".
"Shuttle" aka: Jay Warner
I first learned to knit from my grandmother as a young child. Of course as I got older, I lost the ability. Then, in my mid twenties, a dear friend of mine got my back into the craft and I began knitting items for close family and friends. However, it wasn't until I was fortunate enough to help a woman with her computer, and her insistence on teaching me something in return, that I learned how to weave and I found my passion.
That was almost four years ago now and my enthusiasm for fibers arts continues to grow. However, three years ago I met another woman who introduced me to spinning yarn. I then started helping her in her booth at different fiber related shows. It was through her that I learned that I love talking to people about their fiber addictions. It wasn't until I met Carmen that I realized I would like to start a business selling fiber supplies. About six months ago we decided that we wanted to start a business together and a plan was formed. This is my journey to becoming "Shuttle".