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Who we are

a community of like minded knitters and crocheters just like you!

When you visit the Yarn Shop and More, you’ll find a warm, friendly staff dedicated to building a crafting community designed to support you on your fiber arts journey.

We love getting to know our customers, so please feel free to bring in your latest project to show off or join us for our community knit and crochet hours.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm

We’d love to welcome you to the Shop and have ensured you will have access to the highest quality yarns and supplies for your unique projects.

Stop by today and let us help you get started on your next great project!


Yarn Shop and More was founded in 2004 by Denise Kelley. We are still here today bringing you the finest yarns and classes in Kansas City.

What you will find at The Yarn Shop and More:

The finest and widest selection of yarn that Kansas City has to offer.  

In-depth sewing classes and workshops.

Highly skilled and caring instructors.

Warm, welcoming, friendly service. 

A community of like minded crafters to support you on your knitting and crocheting journey!

Weekly meetups so you’ll never have to knit or crochet alone again!

Ample and easy parking.


The People

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Catherine aka Crochet Queen

Catherine is our go to gal for all of your crochet needs! She’s been crocheting since she was just 10 years old. Her skills were passed down from her Irish grandmother. Don’t let her fool you though, she’s a great knitter too! She is our resident crochet instructor and will have you up and crocheting in no time. She teaches beginning crochet, advanced crochet, beginning knitting, and private lessons.

When’s she’s not crocheting you’ll find her gardening and sipping green tea.

You can also find her here @vahondesigns on Instagram!

vachondesigns on Ravelry!



Jessika learned to knit from a class held at her local library in 2004 and she’s been hooked ever since. She has a degree in Art History and Fiber arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. You can find her in the shop on most Sundays and she loves how the Yarn Shop allows her to stay connected to the fiber community and to teach others. She’s an expert knitter and specializes in beginning knitting, pattern decoding, and helping students construct their dream project. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her sewing knitting accessories or spinning yarn.

You can also find her here
@collectiveindividualknits on Instagram!

collectiveindiv on Ravelry!

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Denise Kelley aka Owner

Denise opened the shop in 2004 with the idea of bringing the finest yarns to Kansas City. She has made it her mission to provide you with the best selections, classes, and friendly service you will find for over 15 years. You can find Denise in the shop knitting up shop samples or her latest Ravelry find.

When she’s not in the shop you can find her selling Real Estate. Consider Denise for your next home!

You can also find here here

Denise Kelley - Reece Nichols on Facebook

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Rachael aka Miss Retro Rachael

Rachael has been knitting for over 15 years. She’s been part of the Yarn Shop team off and on but is now there regularly. She specializes in shawl knitting, chart reading, lace knitting, and is an expert knitting mistake problem solver extraordinare! She teaches beginning knitting, shawl and lace, socks, and private lessons.

You can also find her here @ www.missretrorachael.com sewing vintage reproduction garments!

@missretrorachael on Instagram!

(PS She loves cookies…)