Suzy the Shepherdess
Suzy the Shepherdess

Yarn Shops

Can't Wait for an Event to See My Yarn?

You Don't Have to!

My yarn is available year round at a few small yarn shops where you can touch and feel my yarn - as well as other yarns and knitting supplies. 


Labeled as "Suzy the Shepherdess Yarn," the yarn in these shops is the same yarn sold on this site and at my events.

  • Wall of Yarn at 14 W. Stephenson Street in Freeport, Illinois.  Wall of Yarn in downtown Freeport provides a wide range of yarns and accessories for knitting and crocheting, plus classes.  They also have open sessions where people can come and enjoy refreshments and knit, crochet or do any other activity relating to fiber with others from the community - always fun.  Wall of Yarn does all of my international shipments, and they you can order my yarn on the Suzy the Shepherdess page on their website. 
  • The Stitching Hour located inside A Darkness Lovely at 304 S. Main Street, Galena, Illinois.  Best known as the headquarters of The Haunted Galena Tour Company (and where you purchase tickets for their spooky walking tour), the back half of the store is a surprising big yarn shop with yarns for knitting and crochet and unique stitchery kits by independent designers and yarn dyers/manufacturers. 
  • The Whitman Trading Post inside Macktown Living History at 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, Illinois.  In 1835 Stephen Mack became the first perment white settler in Winnebago County, and today his home is "Macktown," a living history museum.  The Whitman Trading Post is a store on the museum grounds that sells 19th century items (including my yarn!), and all purchases support the museum.  The Whitman Trading Post is open on the Second Sunday of each month, on special event days, and other random days throughout the year.  Be sure to call or email before visiting to make sure they are open. 

"Buy your wooolen yarns in quantities from some one in the country, whom you can trust."

Lydia Maria Child
The American Frugal Housewife, 1832

Suzy the Shepherdess knitting a wool sock at the Apple River Fort (1832)

Contact Details

Suzy the Shepherdess

Suzy Beggin Craft

P.O. Box 54

Stockton, IL 61085   U.S.A.


Phone: 815 541-0897

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