In Sheep’s Clothing: Me and my shop
I’m Ginger Balch, and as the owner of In Sheep’s Clothing Yarn Shop & Fiber Arts Studio, it is my pleasure to carry only the highest quality yarns, and supplies. Books and magazines are always in stock. I have been knitting for over 30 years, and have worked in yarn retail for over 18 years. Having designed and created knitwear and accessories, you can be assured that you are in experienced hands. My work has been published in the Ashford Wheel Magazine, Spin Off, and the Handwoven on-line magazine. I have also shown my work at Renaissance of Litchfield, the Norfolk Artisan’s Guild, Artwell Gallery, and Gallery on the Green in Litchfield. I have participated in Northwest Ct Chairish the Arts chair tour and auction, as well as 2014 Open Your Eyes Studio Tour. I am a member of the Ct Handweavers Guild and the Ct Nutmeg Spinners Guild of which I am a twice former president. As an experienced Ashford dealer, who spins, weaves and felts, I have hands on knowledge of the looms, and spinning wheels that I sell. I stock rigid heddle looms of all sizes, including the Ashford Knitter’s Loom and the Schacht Cricket. I also stock spinning and weaving supplies, as well as fibers and weaving yarns. If you need a set of handcarders, fiber, needle felting needles or maybe an extra stick or boat shuttle, they are here in the shop. I offer classes in all the fiber arts, and am happy to make an appointment with you. To avoid disappointment it is always a good idea to check the website or call before venturing to the shop, if you need to speak with me directly, since there are times when I am giving workshops, attending outside events.
I stand behind the products that I sell, and will do everything I can to provide the best service for those products. I am only a call, drive or an e mail away if you have a problem or a question. Since I have personally used Ashford products for over 30 years, & sold them for the last 18years, you can be assured that I can, and will do whatever it takes to make you a happy Ashford customer.
The shop is not only a place where I teach & demonstrate, but also serves as a workplace for me to produce woven goods and other handcrafted items to be sold at arts & crafts shows, as well as other venues. Although I certainly have plenty to keep me busy, I am ALWAYS at your service, and happy to help you. I will be listing a calendar of any upcoming events that I will be at, should you like to see what I’m up to.