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New Midlands yarn and craft store opens this week

Some of the yarn available at Luna Lola, a new yarn and craft store opening on Rosewood Dr.
Some of the yarn available at Luna Lola, a new yarn and craft store opening on Rosewood Dr. smardis@thestate.com

Liz White is about to live her dream of owning her own yarn and craft shop in Columbia. The Ann Arbor, MI, transplant is an avid knitter who decided to open Luna Lola on Rosewood after she was unable to find some of the hand-dyed yarns she loved locally.

White, staff and friends of Luna Lola were busy Monday unpacking boxes and stocking the shelves of the store that will specialize in lightweight hand-dyed yarns from across the country. She hopes to eventually carry products from Columbia’s Skein Deep Yarn company.

“People can buy online, but here, you can touch the materials and see the true colors,” said White. Standing in the area she called the “yarn grotto,” White pointed out cotton, lightweight wool and hemp blend skeins available in a rainbow of solid, ombre and “speckled” hues.

The yarns are a step up from what you’ll find in the big box stores in town, says White.

In addition for supplies for knitting, crochet and other types of needlework (cross stitch and embroidery), there will be Etsy-like crafts-in-a-box, greeting cards, gifts and notebooks. There are even selections for aficionados of stamping and stickers.

White plans to eventually have needlework classes at Luna Lola as well as a social night each week for stitchers.

Luna Lola’s opening day will be Saturday, Nov. 25, at 3000 Rosewood. There will be tea and cookies and an all-day mimosa bar, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

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