The Yarn Garden of Annapolis





Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting, needlepointing and stitchery!!  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner, we have the supplies and the help necessary to fulfill your creative talents.


Happy Welcome

Did you know that there is a new shop in town?  Let us direct you to the Yarn Basket!  37 Maryland Ave, just off of State Circle in Annapolis.  Carmen has just opened, is eager to meet you and have you see her great selection of new yarns.  Check out Yarn Basket on Facebook for times and hours.



Help Sessions Scheduled

The Yarn Garden has officially closed its storefront within the Festival at Riva shopping center, but we're still here to help our customers.  Several help sessions have been scheduled at two different locations:


1. The Double T Diner (at 12 Defense Street, near the intersection of West Street and Solomons Island Road):

Thursday evenings from 500pm-900pm

(NOTE:  Alex will not be in attendance at the Double T on Thurs Mar 19.)


2. The West Street public library in Annapolis:

Nov 24 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Dec 1 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Dec 15 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Jan 5 (Mon) -- 130pm - 430pm

Jan 12 (Mon) -- cancelled

Jan 22 (Thurs) -- 1230pm - 330pm

Feb 10 (Tues) -- 100pm - 400pm

Feb 23 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Mar 2 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Mar 23 (Mon) -- 1230pm - 315pm

Apr 13 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

Apr 27 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

May 11 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm

May 26 (Tues) -- 100pm - 400pm

Jun 8 (Mon) -- 100pm - 400pm


Please check these details regularly in case any sessions change date or time.


Please come visit!  We look forward to seeing you soon.



"We've lost our lease" Sale!!!

Last Days -- Friday / Saturday ( May 2 and May 3 )...

All yarns minimum 30% off (up to 60%)

All needlepoint canvas 40% off

Kits, books, threads, beads, and bags -- 30% off

Patterns, buttons, accessories, needles -- 25% off

All magazines -- 50% off


No layaways or returns -- Sorry!  All sales are final.


Any special orders which arrive will prompt a call to you from our staff.


Great selections are still available -- come in and see!


Our Mission


To continue, through interest and education, the handed down art of knitting and needlepointing.  Our mothers and grandmothers, aunts and cousins have passed to us the tools to enjoy the creation and completion of some of the most beautiful hand made items ever seen.  These works of detailed perfection are enjoyed year after year by their existence in our homes and the homes of our loved ones.


To pass this ability on to our friends and loved ones would be our gift to the next generation...and so on.


The hours spent on these marvelous creations deserve the very finest of materials.  We carry only the highest quality materials available.  They are hand selected by our staff after hours of careful deliberation and years of experience in choosing only the very best.


Company Profile


The company was purchased in 1996 by one of its customers, Alexandra Woods.  Alex's love of the art and enjoyment of needlepointing gave her the courage to purchase the shop and continue its service to the patrons of Anne Arundel and surrounding counties.  She continues to be a major daily contributor to its success and the success of her many loyal customers.


Our  membership and participation in TNNA, MANRA and other professional organizations  further promotes our commitment to the art.  We regularly attend trade shows, workshops and classes to enhance our capabilities and  yours.


"They are a godsend!"... one customer said.  "So many choices!"...said another.  Our commitment to the customer... their satisfaction!  We are full service.  And if you didn't buy the materials from us,  come in anyway,  we'll help you through the trouble spots!


We are seasoned veterans!   Robin C., Robin P., Anne, Hannah, Dorothy,  Carolyn, Linda and Alex will guide you pleasantly through your next project.  But, it doesn't stop there.  If we can't help you,  we will direct you to someone who can!


Holly is currently working part-time.  All of our staff hopes to make your shopping experience a pleasant one.


Contact Information


We are located in the Festival at Riva Shopping Center at the intersections of Riva Road and Forest Drive.  We are located above East of Maui dive and surf shop, in the only two-story building in the complex (adjacent to the old Blockbuster Video).  You may use the stairs at either end of the building or the elevator on the right hand side to reach the second level and the entrance to our shop.  We're worth the trip!


(Please note that we often follow the Anne Arundel County School closings for inclement weather.  Before driving over in bad road conditions, please call our store to confirm if we're open.)



        Monday - Saturday    10 AM - 5 PM

              Thursday              10 AM - 8 PM


Telephone (general info / questions about orders or availability of materials)

        local        410-224-2033

        toll-free   800-738-9276


Mailing address

        2303-I Forest Drive

        Annapolis, MD  21401


Map directions  (click for step-by-step)



E-mail (Thanks / comments / complaints only, please)


Copyright 2009


(410) 224-2033

Yarn Garden of Annapolis

(800) 738-9276


2303 - I Forest Drive

Annapolis, MD 21401