{About Us}

It's amazing the journey that fiber can take you on through the years. I've always been tantalized by colors and textures, so knitting and crochet was a natural choice for fiber arts for me. We all know that you can never have too much yarn!

The Fiberaholic Journey

It started innocently enough. I was looking for something to keep my busy mind occupied at soccer games with the three boys. I couldn't do the yoga I loved, not at soccer games, but knitting was portable and it created beautiful clothes and accessories! I owned a yoga studio at the time, but as the boys grew and my interests in fiber started filling our garage, a yarn shop was the natural choice to move on to. Since I love a challenge, I can't stand it when I have nothing to fill my time, I'm creative, I love people, and I've always been curious–a yarn shop was a perfect choice.

I love to talk with others and learn from them–so classes being offered at my former yarn store Balls and Skeins in Sebastopol was a natural choice. It was a great experience and a haven away from three teenage boys growing up when I needed my own space. I created an oasis filled with beautiful fibers; a place where color, fiber, crafting, talking, knitting and shopping therapy could happen! The yarn store in Sebastopol was one of the best experiences in my life that I will always cherish.

From Sebastopol to Reno Yarn Store

I actually thought when the boys went off to college and we moved to Reno that owning a yarn store was behind me. I tried corporate again, like in the days before I was a Mom, but it didn't feed my soul the way my yarn store did in the past. It was funny, I just couldn't get the thought of opening a yarn store out of my brain. It took a lot of searching for just the right location and I was lucky enough to find a perfect location in Mid-town Reno. I found a gorgeous brick building, that would give me just the right mix of funk and style for a boutique yarn store!

I was able to come up with a great name, I found just the perfect furnishings, and we opened on August 8 this year. I couldn't be more excited than to bring a boutique yarn store experience to Reno with small quality classes and an atmosphere that feels like the living room of your best friends house. We are stocked with gorgeous yarns, accessories, patterns, classes for the knitter, crocheter, and more!

Come feast your eyes on our beautiful selection of yarn, settle back in a comfy chair and relax and treat yourself to a wonderful fiber experience at the Yarn Refuge.


Combined Years Experience


Our Combined Completed Projects


Our Happy Customers


740 Yarns to Choose From

{Read Our Wonderful Reviews}

  • Yarn Store Reno
    I came in with my good friend Susan Boyd the other day and I just wanted to say that I really love your store and the yarn selection that you have. I wish you all the best in your endeavor and hope to be able to visit again soon!
    Kathy Street
    Portland, OR
  • Reno Yarn Store
    An excellent local yarn shop. Very welcoming and warm. Thank you for carrying such lovely yarns and bags!
    Ryan C.
    Reno, NV
  • Yarn Store Reno
    An excellent local yarn shop. Very welcoming and warm. Thank you for carrying such lovely yarns and bags!
    Judy Lynn G.
    Sparks, NV
  • Yarn Store Reno
    Such a friendly and welcoming shop! She has great products and is willing to order what you're looking for!
    Cherie, V.
    Reno, NV