Iron Horse opened September 8, 1999 in a newly renovated room in the historical barn on the family property in Sherborn. In the fall of 2009 Iron Horse relocated to 3 Pond Street in beautiful downtown Natick, Massachusetts. We blossomed there as a yarn, fiber and gift shop building our community with knitting, crocheting, hand spinning yarn, and weaving for all.
On July, 21, 2019, a devastating 9-alarm fire destroyed our block of businesses. Nothing was left after 14 hours of burning but charred wood and ashes. While our store is gone, our spirit is bursting with the love and support from our customers, friends, family, neighbors, and town. In January 2020, the shop was re-opened back in Sherborn. A new beginning and rebirth.
Classes have resumed in our modern room in our beautiful historical 1890’s barn in Sherborn, MA. Just two miles from our location in Natick. We have come back to our humble beginning where it all started 22 years ago. There is free parking, great lighting, good company with limited yarn and supplies for your projects,
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The difficult decision has been made since restarting after the fire to not offer gift certificates going forward. At any time during the year you may come in and fill out a wish list card so family and friends may call or stop in to purchase exactly want you would like.
NOTE: The shop will be closing permanently to retail as of August 12, 2022. This has not been an easy decision but there is not enough interest by the public to keep the shop open.
There is still a beautiful selection of yarns, needles, crochet hooks and notions.
There will be the other side of the business still operating. Group classes, workshops, Knit-A-Longs and private support sessions in crochet, knit, hand spinning with a spinning wheel and beginner weaving will still be available. Weekly sessions will be posted for the following week on Thursday afternoons on this website. You must sign up in order to reserve that time or seat.
Masks are required when in our small shop.
Private lessons available. They are listed as 30 mins and 60 mins. Please look at the bottom of the page for times. NOTE: click " see all" to see all that is posted.
Group class sessions are with a maximum of 6 people, If nice weather, classes and lessons may be held outdoors!
Limited OPEN SHOP TIMES until August 12: These times are for shopping only.
Tuesday 12-4 pm
WEDNESDAY 10-2 pm
THURSDAY 12-4 pm
FRIDAY 10-2 pm CLOSED August 5
*** CLOSED Sunday, Monday and Saturday
There will be no instruction during these times due to space and staff constraints.
Have a project in mind? There will be no help offered on your project beyond selecting yarn, needles and accessories during these open shop times. You will need sign up for a private lesson or a small class if further help is needed.
Please do not stop in if you are feeling ill, have a cough or fever.
SMALL GROUP LESSONS
Only a max of 6 will be able to gather. This is for your safety. If weather allows, they will be held in the flower garden, if not in the shop location, social distancing and masks on. Class time is 90 minutes. Small group, more instruction!
Think carefully prior to signing up. When signing up, realize that space has been held for you which means no one else can take your spot if trying to sign up. It can not be listed as an open spot especially on the day of, if you miss or cancel. There are no refunds or moving to a new date for missed lessons.
Your time is valued, please respect the instructor's time and efforts also.
PRIVATE 1:1 lessons with Debbie for those who need help with knitting or crocheting are offered at varying times each week. The dates and times are listed here a week in advance. You must sign up and pay online.
The time has been set aside for just you! There are no refunds or moving to a new date for missed lessons. If a session must be cancelled by Iron Horse, every effort will be made to move the session to a new day and time.
Realize these fees also includes credit card fees as well the cost of disinfecting supplies between each person. Plan to wear your mask during these sessions. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer when you enter. Gloves are not needed at this time.
Firewalls and cached sites might prevent you from signing up online. If there is no green circle around the date on the calendar, it might be full or the sign up allowance has lapsed.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com or by calling us at 508-734-3434. I will be happy assist you.