Tradition blended with technology and outstanding customer service is keeping the Yarn Mart as Little Rock’s outstanding source for yarn and materials for fiber arts.
The Yarn Mart has been a fixture in the Heights neighborhood since the 1960’s. Unfortunately, earlier this year it looked like the only locally owned yarn store in Little Rock might be closing. The owner, who had purchased the store seven years earlier, was facing the challenges of running the business on her own.
Meanwhile, Heather Zbinden was looking for a way to combine her creativity skills with her small business sense. A historian by training, Heather was doing research at museums in Central Arkansas. Looking for a change, she wanted to be able to express herself creatively, “something I could be passionate about,” she said. Heather turned to the Arkansas Chapter of the SCORE Business Counselors for advice on possibly purchasing the Yarn Mart. SCORE, one of the U.S. Small Business... Read More