Fuzzy Goat is a Main Street yarn shop ready and eager to help you create delightful projects. Our whimsical lodge, luxurious yarns & focus on attainable challenges makes us a fun and memorable place to drop in.
Tangle with pleasing yarns. Fuzzy Goat is a charming Historic Downtown Thomasville yarn shop that assists our customers in finding delightful projects to knit by hand. Our eclectic lodge vibe, luxuriously appealing yarns from independent, Southern and US sources, and focus on attainable challenges, create a memorable experience. Our customers include those new to handcrafts; experienced knitters, crocheters and weavers will find an appealing space to build their fiber community and exquisite yarns and classes with new techniques. Fuzzy Goat is a vibrant member of the Downtown Thomasville neighborhood, hosting joint events with local businesses. Enjoy our wide selection of lessons, yarn tastings and more. Join friends in our comfortable shop, and get started on a pleasing creation. We have a chair or two for your non-knitters friends too.
We made it to the top ten 2016 Independent Small Business of the Year Awards! You voted for us because we’re knitting together the community by putting consciously chosen yarns into hands of new & experienced southern makers. Because we’re a space where conversation across generations & life experiences is sought after. Because we’re a truly indie business with 90%+ merchandise created by other indie makers. Because we bring public art & the maker experience to a greater audience revitalizing Main Street life. Because we don’t just sell yarn; we’re a vibrant movement!
Mission: We find the balance between letting the yarns speak for themselves and the right moment to help you turn an idea into a project ready to cast on. You can get started right away by:
- using our iPad to search for patterns compatible to your yarn choice (we’re here to help)
- printing online patterns right in the shop
- using our free wi-fi to consult your online project queues
- having your newly purchased yarn wound into center pull balls
- settling into our lodge to get started
- using our blocking services
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The Proprietress of Fuzzy Goat is Cadence Kidwell, who is delighted to help you launch your next yarn project.
Before I opened the shop I was at Florida State University – I really like school myself & also helping people learn new things that delight them. I went back to school when my three children were little & after a decade in the mental health field. While earning a Ph.D. in Creative Writing I experienced the power of creativity in the midst of chaos. University life also instills a strong core of service to people seeking to improve their lives. One of my favorite pieces in the shop is our battered SERVICE sign over the counter, announcing we are here to serve. You will hear me say that I was happy at my job at FSU before dreaming of my own little shop & being a part of the Main Street life in Downtown Thomasville. I decided that I could either steady-on into my last decade of university life or I could join the makers’ life – make a business from a rough-worn building & fill it with beautiful yarns made by strong women. We’re truly an independent business with over 90% of our merchandise created by other independent makers.
I wanted to knit around me the community that I fancied being a part of, putting these yarns into hands that love them as much as I do and all of us growing together as southern makers. Our location in Downtown Thomasville also provides us the ability to slow down, wander & find unexpected pleasures in the Creative South.
Something I learned at FSU was the value of conversation among those that see the world differently than me – something that used to happen at, say, bowling leagues, & is disappearing in our lives. I believe that knitting, and our shop, creates that space where conversation across generations and life experiences is valued and sought after. That 3rd space that my friend Annie, owner of The Bookshelf, talks about – the space that isn’t work or home but enriches you. Being a part of energizing West Jackson Street & the new Creative District is extra icing on my cupcake. We don’t just sell yarn or even just teach classes at Fuzzy Goat; we’re a quirky, vibrant movement!
I want to tell you how much I love you for supporting our little shop. If we haven’t yet met, I can’t wait to meet you & introduce you to your next handcrafted project!