Covid has changed a few things about how all of us operate, but one of our largest annual events actually improved during the pandemic. Every year for a decade, Miss Babs has brought a huge amount of yarn to our shop in thousands of her gorgeous colors. We typically cleared much of our own inventory out to make room for this pop-up shop. The entire second floor of our building was taken over with the event, and the tops of all of our first floor shelving would be covered in yarn. Now due to Covid, we have moved this event outside! The outdoor tent setup actually allows four times the amount of space for the yarn to be displayed and provides everyone with more room to browse and make selections. We will also have on display a whole host of her newest designs in the yarns to inspire your purchasing. With all of the yarn festivals canceled over the last year, this is truly one of the few opportunities to shop Miss Babs yarn in person in a safe outdoor space.
So, who is Miss Babs?
She is an actual person! Babs got her nickname from her husband, a Southerner, who called her “Miss Babs.” So, when she formed her own hand-dyed yarn company in 2005, it made sense to use the nickname for her company. Babs and the Miss Babs Team dye beautiful yarns in their studio in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. Miss Babs offers a wide variety of yarn bases, from lace to chunky, in a stunning range of colorways. Between our semi-solids, repeatable variegated colors (Babettes), and one-of-a-kind colors (Wild Irises), there are endless opportunities to find something new to create with.
fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!
1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314