Yarn and Fiber Shops in Israel
In spite of Israel affectionately being nicknamed "The Yarn Deprivation Zone," we present a list of yarn/fiber shops currently open. As with all thing transient, we strongly recommend that you call ahead to make sure of shop openings and hours. All shops are closed usually one afternoon a week (varies from town to town) and on Friday afternoons, as well as all day Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. Stores are open for business on Sunday.
What to expect: Yarn shops in Israel are usually not large nor well-stocked. Most shops are small and crammed with bags and boxes, the order of which is known only to the local yarn shop owner. There are generally no skeins of yarn out for you to touch and admire and most likely you'll need to ask the LYSO to take down a ball of yarn for you inspect. While yarn used to be spun and sold in Israel, nowadays yarns are most often imported from Europe and tend to be cotton, synthetic or synthetic/wool blends. This is not to say that you won't find anything of interest, it just means that you will have to work a little harder, be a little more patient and, perhaps, be willing to pay a little more than what you would at home for something comparable. Pattern books and magazines, such as Sandra or Burda's Anna, are also imported and can occassionally be found at the large Steimatsky bookshop chain, which has locations throughout the country, provided that one of our guild members hasn't bought the store's single available copy first.
Last updated: 15 May 2004
Haifa and the North
Tel Aviv and the Sharon
Jerusalem and the Shomron
Be'erSheva and the South
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