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Heidi and Purl

Heidi's Yarn Haven is a vibrant yarn shop in Ukiah, CA.  Ukiah is located in southern Mendocino county and sits on the Hwy 101 corridor where wine country meets the redwoods. The shop is located in historic downtown and is surrounded by other locally owned small boutique style shops and restaurants.

After 10 years in banking, Heidi was looking for a change and Ukiah had not had a local yarn shop for 4 years. She loved knitting and had spent some time managing the local yarn shop years before. It seemed like a good time for both herself and the community to re-establish a local yarn and so “Heidi’s Yarn Haven” was born.

The staff is made up of 3 women, Heidi and her shop pup “Purl.”

Clara is an incredibly talented and creative fiber artist. Sharon, a retired school teacher, learned to knit here at the shop and has progressed brilliantly. It has been no surprise that she has become one of our beginning knitting instructors. Jenny also learned to knit here at the shop. She is and enthusiastic knitter and now leads a monthly knit night and helps during the days. Lastly, “Purl” is my rescue dog who joined the shop last year. She has taken on the role of our official shop greeter and is loved by all.

Being located on the Hwy 101 corridor brings customers from both near and far. They are a loyal and creative bunch. They are kind and welcoming to each other are help to nurture creativity in one another. The majority are knitters, but lately there has been an upswing in crocheters as well.

They offer a variety of classes, some ongoing and some specialty classes. Weekly the shop hosts a beginning knit/crochet and trouble shooting class. Throughout each month they host an afghan “block of the month” class. This class builds knitting skills while creating a heritage style afghan over the course of 12 months. There are a variety of other classes including socks, sweaters, and shop knit-a-long’s as well as a shop guild meeting.

"My shop is first and fore most a shop that is welcoming to all. Shop inventory focuses on all different kinds of quality yarn and notions to satisfy the needs of customers from all income bases. We have something lovely for everyone.

Crystal Palace Bamboo highly polished and swivel on the needle and service is outstanding. They have been a staple in my shop for 20 years.


Heidi's Yarn Haven

180 South School Street
Ukiah, California 95482
(707) 462-0544