last minute gift guide 2011

Mostly Natural

By From page D7 | December 16, 2011

If you like doing things all natural or feel the need to get closer to nature, then Mostly Natural Fabric and Yarn located in Diamond Springs is for you.

The store, owned by Lenore O’Neil, 52, of Pleasant Valley, carries fabric, yarn, sewing supplies, patterns and even samples of what, you, the customer can create.

“My store specializes in natural fibers and organic fabrics and yarn,” she said. “We also have independent pattern companies and we sell hand-made items that are made by us.”
In addition to all that, O’Neill carries products made locally like felted purses and hats, baby items and children’s clothing.
In addition, O’Neil carries made locally like felted purses and hats, baby items and children’s clothing.
“We have hand-made dolls,” she said. “We have children’s wool sweaters and baby blanket sets and we have lots of children’s hats.”
She added the store also offers hand-woven scarves that are all made with natural fibres and organic yarn.
“We have a lot of nice books on how to knit, crochet and sew,” ONeil said. “We have really unique patterns.”
The store, located at 4806 Pleasant Valley Road in Diamond Springs, carries literally something for everybody. There are high fired clay buttons and yarn bowls, baby diaper pins and patterns to create diaper covers.
“We also carry 100 percent cotton crochet trims and ribbons,” she said.
Fabrics in the store include wool, bamboo, llama, hemp, soy and organic cotton. The store also carries a selection of local Alpaca Yarn. There are even fashion fabrics like velvet.
“For the Christmas gift giving, we have beautiful organic marina wool knitted scarves and hand-woven scarves,” she said. We also sell gift certificates.”
She added a lot of people like organic products because it’s breathable and oit man-made.
The store is open from Monday’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The store willl also be open every Sunday until Christmas 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 530-622-5774.

Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa

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