As part of the Jersey Shore Knits project, it was important to make sure that local companies played a big part. It wasn't hard to find some really talented people with great hand dyed yarn based in the garden state, it was however quite unusual to have the opportunity not only to work with Myra Rubin of Woolbearers in Mount Holly, NJ, but to visit her incredible store. There she is on the left wearing the Seashells Shawl, knit in her Fingering Wool. Below she answered some interview questions about her story, yarns, and retail shop.
A. I started Woolbearers 11 years ago with a partner. We envisioned a tiny yarn shop with lots of our hand dyed and hand crafted yarns. It morphed into a big yarn shop with lots of commercial yarns as well as Woolbearers hand dyed yarn.