Since 2011, A Verb For Keeping Warm has been a great resource for hobbyists and professionals who knit, crochet, and sew. Their bright store carries an impressive selection of yarn, fabric, sewing patters, and tools for your DIY garment-making projects. They also have a well curated selection of local crafts and artisan goods that make great gifts for loved ones. Their beautiful assortment of naturally dyed knitting fibers, fabrics, and accessories can be purchased in-store and online.
They offer several instructional classes, including knitting, sewing, weaving, quilting, and more! Want to connect with other knitters in the area for great tips and tricks of the trade? Join A Verb for Keeping Warm’s weekly community knitting event. It is held every Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, and is free to join! They also have an outdoor garden studio full of plants that are used for the natural dying process. This area is used for their natural dyeing classes that are taught to both youth and adults. Check out a list of their upcoming classes for more information.
The shop is located in North Oakland on San Pablo Avenue where street parking is generally free, but fills up quickly. Ashby BART is a 15 minute walk away and the AC Transit 72 bus lines stop within a bock of the store.