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Meet Celia McCarthy and Pamela McKinstry,

owners of Piedmont Yarn.


Celia and Pamela both grew up in Berkeley. They met in 1976, while working in the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival costume shop, and later continued their association at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Both eventually went on to other professional opportunities but always maintained their love of working with fiber and textiles. Between them, they have over 100 years of handcrafting experience.  The opportunity to buy Piedmont Yarn & Apparel is a dream come true for both of them.


At Piedmont Yarn and Apparel, we are committed to offering high quality products, fair pricing, and customer service. We endeavor to inspire and encourage our patrons by providing needed materials, classroom instruction, and an inclusive community within which fiber projects can be both accomplished and celebrated.

Celia & Pamela, 1981, Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Our Staff

Carol Schwamberger

Jill Warner


Alan Kelchner 


Anna Oliver

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