Welcome to Piedmont Yarn!

We are a brick-and-mortar yarn shop in Oakland, California, that supplies materials for crocheting, knitting, felting and spinning projects. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience in textile arts, and we will gladly help you with ideas and solutions that your projects need.  We sell a varieity of yarn, from acrylic to cashmere, as well as needles and other notions.  

Our Yarn

Buying yarn is a tactile experience. We carry yarn that you want to reach out and touch.  We know that you want to indulge yourself with stunning color and sumptuous texture, but we also know that you want the basics and plenty of them.  We offer a large selection of sock yarn in a wide variety of fiber content, as well as high-quality acrylic, cotton, wool, alpaca, silk, cashmere, and blended fibers for larger projects. Piedmont Yarn carries its own brand of yarn - locally-dyed by our founder, Bente Petersen.   


Our Classes

  • We have a variety of classes that are suitable for beginners to advanced fiber artists. Please click the "Classes" button above for this month's schedule. 


  • Class materials are sold separately. 


  • Sign up in advance! Some classes fill up early.


  • Class fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.


  • Cancellations must be made at least three days prior to the start of the class. If you need to cancel a class, you will receive store credit for the amount paid.


  • Classes with fewer than three students enrolled three days before the first class meeting will be cancelled and fees will be refunded.

Our Services

  • Our Knitting/Crochet Circle is every Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and every Wednesday and Friday 3 - 7 p.m.  Bring a project that needs assistance. Pay $10 for a one-time help token, or buy a 10-session Help Ticket for $85. Or just come for social knitting. As always, social knitting is free.


  • Mending of knitted and crocheted garments - We charge $30 per hour for mending. There is a minimum charge of $10, which covers the first 20 minutes of each repair.  



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