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A life spent knitting expands to Yarn Matters By Victoria Terrinoni For Marina Hayes, the best part of owning Yarn Matters is when people first set foot in the store. The ooohs and aaahs she hears as customer see all the colorful yarns against the white background of the shelving is worth it all. The shop, at 7437 Richmond Road, is in the old Norge Post 32


Office. The building suited her needs for the yarn shop and since it is only one mile from Interstate 64, Richmond Road is the perfect location. Hayes and her husband, Kevin, opened Yarn Matters on July 16, 2016. Hayes said she had no plans to open a yarn shop, but then Knitting Sisters Yarn Shop closed, leaving a void in the community. Also, Hayes was working

nights teaching piano and cello lessons and often had to leave home just as her two daughters were getting home from school. “Now, I can be home when they get home,� she said. Plus, her daughters help out in the store when they can and like to help pick out yarn colors. Yarn Matters sells quality yarns like merino wool. Hayes also sells some yarns from Virginia in-

June 2017 Williamsburg Magazine  

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