Last opportunity with a Master Dyer!

One last Missouri Dye Workshop at Hillcreek Fiber Studio:  SaturdaySunday, September 9-10, 2017.
This workshop has always been popular with students.  In the two days we forage for several local dye-plants, and through the use of several mineral salts, will evoke over 50 color samples for students to take home, in every color of the rainbow.  Dye-plants ripe and ready during this time of year include:  walnuts, bidens, goldenrod, ironweed, pokeberries, elderberries, osage orange, and more.  We will prepare both protein and cellulose fibers/fabrics with separate mordanting processes.  Students will go home with file folders filled with samples on Cotton and Raw Silk fabrics plus Wool Roving for each dye. Contact Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser at 573-874-2233 (or,1-800-TRI-WEAV (874-9328)) for more information or to register.  Class fee $250.  Deposit of $125 will hold a space for you. Class size is limited.  Bed and Breakfast is available.


This workshop is at my Mother’s Hillcreek Fiber Studio, 7001 S Hillcreek Rd, Columbia, MO. Don’t miss this last opportunity!

We carry Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser’s book here at the shop….autographed, of course. She wrote the book because she said she was never going to teach this workshop again!

Growing up in my mother’s fiber arts studio, I literally learned natural dyeing by osmosis. I was helping demonstrate at Heritage Festivals by the age of 13. Mom is such a fountain of knowledge, I will always be grateful for her guidance. You have one last chance to learn what you can from her, in her studio. After that, you’ll have to settle for coming to my studio to learn these things. I’ll do my best to impart the knowledge and spread the love of natural color!

I am still here!

I will still be here, at the 1414B Range Line St location, for at least another month. I will not have any regularly scheduled classes during the move, but you can set an appointment for a private hour of instruction for $10. Once I move, this price will be changing. Everyone tells me I’m way too cheap! You can learn anything you want about knitting or weaving from me. If you want more advanced crochet, spinning or felting, I have friends we can set up times with, too.

We will start moving things after Labor Day so call before you come in to the store. I’ll try to stay open regular ours during the move…will update.

Come in regularly to keep up with news and new items going on sale! Here is a teaser pic of nephew, Roland, working on the new shop! He turns 2 years old August 30th.

We Are Moving……… one last time

Many of you have heard it from me already, or heard it from a friend….we are moving our location again. This time, when I say we are moving home, I mean it literally. My husband, Eric, is in the process of building a 900 sf studio on top of his workshop area for ME! It has a vaulted ceiling, lots of natural light from 8 huge picture windows and a screened in porch looking over the woods and ponds. Things have been a little confusing lately because not everything has been moving as planned, but it is definitely going in the right direction. We hope to have the building partially done, enough to move things in downstairs, by the end of August. Luckily, our landlord at the Range Line St shop is very understanding and is letting us rent month to month until we get moved.

This is going to be a great move for us. We will be expanding our website for sales, building our YouTube channel, traveling to all of our usual shows to vend and teach PLUS have the flexibility to attend more.  I will still teach workshops and offer classes at the new location, as well as private tutoring in all your fiber artistic desires. When we are gone to shows, the shop will be closed, so please call before coming out to see us. I will be keeping the same number. Details on our address will come when we start moving, but it is only 15 minutes from the current location.

There will be some changes, of course. I am trying to get the inventory back to what it was before – you know – when I opened in 2003 with a mission statement: “To provide quality materials, natural fibers and yarns with exceptional instruction and customer service for all fiber artists.” I strove then, and now, to only stock domestic, local, Indie or fair trade products.  An LYS with a conscience, what a concept! Some big companies I can’t avoid (you do want needles, right?) But, no more Berroco, Plymouth or even Cascade. I will always carry Brown Sheep Company yarns because they only use domestic wool and are a family owned company out of Nebraska. I will be able to bring back even more glorious, independently dyed yarns from the shows if I don’t have big payments to the big box yarn companies that require massive minimum orders and the overhead of shop rent and payroll.

So please bear with us during this transition. Bex will be at the shop Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 thru August. September is still up in the air, but call us, we’ll make sure you get the help and yarn you need! We will update more often to keep you all informed.

Closed on Sundays

Just to give a heads up, we will be closed on Sundays for the Summer starting this week. Call or stop by any other time! Happy Mother’s Day!

Upcoming Classes!

We have classes every Saturday and Wednesday. If you are interested in learning something new then this is the place for you!

Feb 11th, 15th: Beginning lace sampler scarf (knit)

Feb 18th, 22nd: Starry night scarf pattern (knit)

Feb 25th, 1st: Entrelac knitting

Mar 4th, 8th: 2-at-a-time Toe-up socks (knit)

Mar 11th, 15th: Crochet for knitters

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe.  We hope you have a fiberliscious and stress-free holiday.

Today, Christmas Eve, the shop is open until 2pm.  There is still a little time to come get those last minute presents!  Tomorrow, Christmas Day, we will be closed. Monday through Wednesday next week, we will be open our normal hours.  However December 29th through January 1st we will be closed for inventory.

Wednesday, December 28th, we will be having a Kids Day from 1pm to 4pm.  We will have 5 different types of weaving for kids to try, knitting spools, lucet braiding, a simple crochet project, and soap felting!  This will be a great event for getting the kids out of the house during holiday break.

December Happenings

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Here at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe, holiday festivities are in full swing all December.

Holiday Potluck

On Saturday, December 17th, we will be having a Holiday Potluck!  You are encouraged to come in and bring a yummy dish or dessert.  We will have grab bags, a $5 make and take stocking stuffer event, and the ornament sale will be continued.  Please join us for a wonderful time!


This month we have 2 sales going on.  All month we have the Ornament Sale.  The Christmas tree in the shop is covered with clear ornaments filled with scraps of yarn.  When you make a purchase, grab one of these ornaments and bring it to the counter.  Inside the ornament is a mystery discount from 5-40% off or you could win a free project kit.  The second sale is the 12 Days of Christmas Sale.  This sale goes from December 13th to December 24th.  Each day a different type of item will be 20% off.  You can still use an ornament discount on other items, but the ornament discount will not stack with the 12 Days Sale.  However, if you want to be a risk taker, you can choose to pick an ornament to replace the 20% discount of that day’s item.  Maybe you will get a bigger discount, but you might also get less of a discount.  Here are the items on sale each day:

December 13th: Books

December 14th: Lace Weight Yarn

December 15th: Patterns and Magazines

December 16th: Fingering Weight Yarn

December 17th:  Crochet Hooks

December 18th:  Sport/DK Weight Yarn

December 19th:  Felting Tools

December 20th:  Worsted Weight Yar

December 21st:  Spinning Tools

December 22nd:  Bulky Weight

December 23rd:  Weaving Tools

December 24th:  Knitting Needles

New Products

We also have some new products in the store.  Knitting needles and crochet hooks have been restocked.  The long awaited order of Mountain Colors Crazy Foot yarn has arrived.  We also got some beautiful new Sari Silk yarn that is great for weaving, embellishments for your knitting or crochet projects, fringe, embroidery, and mixed media projects.  There are also some new colors of  Th’Red Head yarn and Carol Leigh’s natural dyed yarn.


As always, we have classes every Saturday.  We recently began offering a second time to take the Saturday class on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm.  Here is a list of the rest of the classes in December:

Saturday Dec. 10th and Wednesday Dec. 14th: Brilliant Last Minute Gifts in Knitting, Crochet, and Weaving
Saturday Dec. 17th and Wednesday Dec. 21st:  Knit Cabled Fingerless Mittens

On Christmas Eve, we will be open but there will not be a class.  Instead we will be offering free help on whatever projects you are working on.  On Christmas Day we will be closed.

Here are the classes we will be offering in January as well:

Saturday Jan. 7th and Wednesday Jan. 11th:  Two At A Time Toe-Up Socks

Saturday Jan. 14th and Wednesday Jan. 18th:  Slipper Socks with Bulky Yarn

Saturday Jan. 21st and Wednesday Jan. 25th:  Crochet in the Round with Kat

Saturday Jan. 28th and Wednesday Feb. 1st: Double Knitting

If you are looking for some gift ideas for the yarn lover in your life, Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe is a great place to find some.  We have some beautiful knitting needle sets and crochet hook sets that make wonderful gifts.  If you aren’t sure what to get someone, a gift card to the shop is great option.  We also have tons of stocking stuffer items like notions, shawl pins, buttons, and hand lotions.  Another idea is the “Sheep Incognito” 2017 Calender which will be 20% throughout December.

As a reminder, we are always willing to help you with your knit, crochet, or weaving projects.  If you make a mistake that will just take 10 to 15 minutes to correct, feel free to come in and we will help you fix it at no cost.  We also are awesome at suggesting color combinations or yarns for any patterns you’d like to start.  However, if you need help learning a new technique or getting through a pattern, we ask that you schedule a private lesson at $10 an hour.  This helps us make sure that someone will be available in the store to help you.  We want you to succeed and are committed to helping you do so!

Finally, after the rush of finishing holiday presents, many of us are stressed once the holidays are over.  This is why we designate January as “Make For Yourself” month.  We encourage you to find some of those projects you’ve been really wanting to make for yourself, indulge in some nice yarn, and just focus on yourself next month.  You deserve it!

November Newsletter, Sales and Classes


Our November Newsletter is out and classes have been announced. Bex is in town and available for private sessions in Knitting or Weaving any day but Tuesday, $10/hr. Sign up by giving us a call at 573-449-KNIT (5648)

Yes, we are at our 1414B Rangeline St location, in Rangeline Plaza, Columbia, between the Vacuum Care/Sewing Center and the Dive Shop.


Don’t miss great chances for sales and celebrations coming up soon!


We have been in our “new” location for about 2 months now. For anyone that hasn’t heard, the new address is 1414B Rangeline Street. We are back in the same location we originally started in back in 2003. Come in and check out the new set up!

Happy Anniversary to US!

July 1st is our second Anniversary of Bex being back with Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe!

We are so excited for all the big things coming up for our Fiber Arts Community!

We’ll have a BIG Anniversary Celebrations this Saturday, July 2nd from 10-5.

Special Discounts, Grab Bags, Refreshments and HUGE Announcements! Come join the FUN!

Bring projects to work on and goodies to share!

Second Anniversary 

June 26th thru July 2nd
  • Buy 3 get 1 FREE on yarns and needles 
  • 20-60% off all books, magazine and single patterns
  • Specials, sales and Big Surprises announced on Saturday, July 2.