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YARN Truck, continued from pg. 13

JD and Laura Dobratz stand in their yarn truck with the youngest of their four children, Thomas, 8.

the first time because they visited the truck and just had to see the shop, too.”

“People are usually a bit shocked that they can walk up into the truck and that it’s full of yarn,” Laura Dobratz says. “Sometimes people are like, ‘So you bought a truck and filled it with yarn and now you drive around and sell the yarn out of your truck?’ And “Follow the Fiber” is a 20-foot mobile yarn shop, an extension of Four Purls Yarn Shop in Winter Haven. I’m like, well, when you say it like that great way to meet and hang out with other it does sound a bit crazy, but yes,” she says knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners,” laughing. she says. “What fiber artist doesn’t want to Four Purls Yarn Shop opened in walk up into a big truck and be totally 2010 and business has been better than surrounded by yarn and roving? Plus if ever. “We’ve seen an increase in interest in your town doesn’t have a yarn shop it’s a

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