Bente was committed to offering yarn and notions at reasonable prices and supporting a community of fiber enthusiasts with crafting circles and classes. She sold the business to Celia McCarthy and Pamela McKinstry in 2014.
Celia McCarthy and Pamela McKinstry, owners, 2014-2022
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. The opportunity to buy Piedmont Yarn & Apparel was a dream come true for both of them. Pamela died in 2022, leaving Celia to carry on that dream.
Celia & Pamela, 1981, Berkely Repertory Theatre