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 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 21 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. The Wish List Box will return! 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.
Curbside pick up with no contact, drop shipping and open shop hours are available.
Following the guidelines from Massachusetts Governor Baker. Masks must be worn over mouth and nose at all times when in the shop. Hand sanitizer needs to be used upon entering the shop.
Look below for shopping times and sign up or come in during OPEN SHOP HOURS.
A new air purifier with Hepa filter that handles double the size of our small shop has been installed since the windows and doors can not always be open.
Masks must be worn at all times indoors and hand sanitizer must be used when you enter.
Private lessons are - still 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 as of March 30, 2021. If nice weather , classes and lessons may be held outdoors!
OPEN SHOP TIMES : These times are for shopping only.
There will be no instruction during these times due to space constraints.
These times will resume Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Please check back weekly, the hours may change slightly as summer approaches.
Tuesday 12-4 pm
Wednesday 10-2 pm
Thursday 12-4 pm
Friday 10-2 pm
Saturday 12-4 pm
Only three people allowed in the store at a time. 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.
You must knock first before entering with a mask, using hand sanitizer. Please do not stop in if you are feeling ill, have a cough or fever. I take this pandemic very seriously.
As of May 19, 2020, there will be private 1:1 lessons with Debbie for those who need help with knitting or crocheting. The dates and times will be 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 for missed lessons. Realize the fee 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.
PRIVATE SHOPPING TIME
As many of you know our place of business is small so to insure safety for all. Selected times have been set up as of June 8 for shopping time one -to-one with Debbie. This is free and it is a 40 minute slot. Masks must be worn at all times.
SMALL GROUP LESSONS
Only a max of 4 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!
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