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117Located in Central Kansas, Yarns Sold and Told specializes in high quality, but affordable, yarns, needles, and books as well as classes in knitting and crocheting for every skill level. We have the largest inventory in Central Kansas. We are located in historic downtown Salina, Kansas, at 148 S. Santa Fe, next to the Art Center Cinema. There is free parking behind the store with an easy back entrance to the store.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Directions to the store:

From I-70 take exit #252 and continue south on 9th Street.  Turn left on Iron Street, then right on Santa Fe Avenue.  Yarns Sold and Told is located at 148 S. Santa Fe (on your right).

From I-135 take the Crawford Street exit.  Drive east on Crawford Street to Santa Fe Avenue, turn left (north).  We are located at 148 S Santa Fe Avenue (on your left).  There is parking in front of the store and a convenient parking lot behind the store.

About the “Yarns Sold and Told” Partners: 

personal photo 1BJ Spilchal – If there in one thing BJ knows it is yarn!  She brings her past yarn store experience to Yarns Sold and Told with her ability to suggest different yarns when needed and help customers design a project that is unique for them.  Combining this skill with her just plain love for people, she is an asset to our store.  BJ and her husband, Jim, have two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law and five grandchildren.

photo of carlaCarla Welsh – Although Carla and her husband, John, have moved to Overland Park, Carla continues to have an active role at Yarns Sold and Told.  As an original owner of YARNS, Carla continues to be our bookkeeper, inventory supervisor and best of all, our encourager from afar.  She can be depended on for advice and, basically, just keeping us on track in our goal of being the Second Friendliest Store in the Universe.  Carla and John are parents of two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law and two granddaughters.

connie joConnie Jo Jensen – Connie Jo is our resident knitting expert.  Although she favors knitting socks, Connie Jo is gifted in reading a pattern and making that pattern come into reality.  Her vast knowledge of knitting is a gift to all of us!  Because she is a really fast knitter, she is also responsible for creating most of the models in our store.  Connie Jo can always be counted on for a smile and an encouraging word.  Connie Jo and Gary have two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.

personal photo 4Cynthia Adcock – Cynthia probably knits more than she crochets but we consider her our crochet expert.  She is also our expert for repairing projects for customers and finding errors in both projects and patterns.  We depend on her for magazine selections, jewelry selection and writing original patterns.  Cynthia is also considered our “idea” person in keeping Yarns Sold and Told moving forward.  Cynthia and her husband, Jon, have a son, a daughter, one daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.

personal photo 2Jane Alsop – As one of the two original owners of Yarns Sold and Told, Jane is known as the person who saw a need in Salina for a yarn store and put the idea into motion.  We are forever grateful!  Jane’s knowledge of yarn works well in knowing what projects work for which yarn.  She also does a wonderful job in teaching our classes and has taught many, many people in our community to knit.  Jane and Bill are proud parents of a son, a daughter, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law.

personal photo 3Marilyn Parker – Marilyn is the owner of our store who is our color expert!  Gifted in choosing yarn for our store, she also is excellent at helping customers put colors together to make a project that not only looks good together but also looks good on the knitter.  Asking her advice in choosing buttons is always a good idea.  Marilyn’s expertise in yarn as well as color makes her ideal in assisting customers.  Marilyn and her husband, Blaine, have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.

mom photoNancy Romm – Nancy loves to knit but also loves to write, so she is responsible for the newsletter and blog for Yarns Sold and Told.  She also accepts all ideas for our store’s windows!  Being a homeschooling mother, she considers her time at Yarns as her “day off” and loves every part of the yarn store business.  Nancy and Charles have fourteen children, three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and six grandchildren.

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