New yarn store hoping to create close-knit community (9 photos)
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New yarn store hoping to create close-knit community (9 photos)

Marc and Angele Francoeur recently opened The Northern Purl in The 101 Mall. The specialty store sells supplies and equipment for fibre artists. They sell supplies and equipment for fibre artists. These include handmade and dyed batts and roving for spinners and hand-spun yarns. Wayne Snider for TimminsToday Angele and Marc Francoeur have some interesting yarns to share about their new business. But they aren’t about to pull the wool over the eyes of local artisans. In fact, they are trying to build a close-knit community for fibre artists to enjoy. The local couple opened their new business, The Northern Purl, on July 2 in the lower level of the 101 Mall. The specialty store provides wool and yarn for fibre artists, from spinners to knitters and much, much more. The Francoeurs believe there is a place in the local market for a specialty store, particularly after the recent closures of Yarns and Such and crafting retail giant Michael’s. “We saw the need for a yarn store in Timmins and decided to just go for it,” she explained. “I’ve been playing with fibres for the past 20 years. I’m an avid spinner. I like to make my own wool […]

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