Cardigans Yarn and Fiber shop offers over 80 lines of yarn, fiber, buttons, patterns and all the things you need for your fiber crafting. We are also a distributor of Ashford Spinning Wheels and Looms and their yarn and fibers. Check out our new selection of Roving and needle felting supplies. We also offer an exclusive curated selection of yarns specifically made for the shop. Our staff is all very well versed in knitting, crochet, and other fiber techniques.
For those of you who don’t know me… let me introduce myself:
My name is Tim Cardy, I am the owner of Cardigans. I’ve been knitting, crocheting and doing a wide variety of fiber arts for over 50yrs, also teaching many of these techniques from craft to university levels for over 30yrs. I have been the recipient of a number of fiber arts related awards and a competition winner in knitting, crochet, soft doll sculpture, historical costume, fashion design, and felting. I am also the owner of an advanced degree in the late 19th and early 20th-century Handcraft…there are few handcrafts I haven’t tried – especially fiber related!
I have worked in the textile and fiber industry in both yarn and weaving mills, was the fiber buyer for an upholstery fabric manufacturer, a coster for Levi-Strauss and worked in the Dupont Textile research division in NYC. I had the privilege to study textile restoration at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
I really know my fibers and technical stuff.
Many of you may have also seen me selling my wearable fiber art at the Sunday Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show at the Beach. I have worked both as Fiber artist and Fiber Artisan. You can also find some of my historical costume reproduction work in permanent museum and gallery collections. I am originally from the East Coast via New York, San Francisco & Los Angeles and have been here in beautiful Santa Barbara for about 13yrs. I have been teaching fiber techniques throughout the US and regularly guest lecture at a number of colleges and universities throughout California.
Check out "thebasics" section at the top of the website for more info on private lessons, classes.
We are always available to help you when the shop is open. We do ask for your patience as we assist customers. Thanks, Cardigans Yarn and Fiber Shop
Tuesday between 11-2.30p, Thursdays 11-3p, Fridays 2.30-6p and Saturdays Noon to 4p are the best for on hands knitting and crochet assistance as we are able to dedicate more time for help.
Thanks, Cardigans Yarn and Fiber Shop
Cardigans Yarn and Fiber - Santa Barbara's oldest yarn, fiber, knitting and crochet shop. The premier purveyor of fine yarns and notions. Now carrying the full line of Ashford weaving, spinning and fiber related equipment.