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Rare and Precious Collectible Buttons Auction – Begins in 3 days!

Rare and Precious Collectible Buttons (no, it’s not yarn.. but many of you probably use them in your finished garments) – our greatest auction yet is scheduled to begin in 3 days! To bid on anything, you need to be preregistered, you can do that, and preview the auction items, here:


Rare and Precious Button Auction


Register now to get in on our HUGE ‘Rare and Precious Metal Button Auction’ – starting soon! Preview the auction items and preregister here:




Just Announced: Rare and Collectible Button Auction!


Wow – we have just finished sorting, photographing and listing over 200 lots (thousands of individual) rare and collectible buttons from Purls Tucson of Arizona. The auction is available for preview and preregistration now – bidding begins on Thursday July 9th (2015) at 9:00am EST! Check it out and register now:


Our Next Liquidation Sale – Knit-A-Way Brooklyn

Knit-A-Way Brooklyn

On Thursday, the 25th the Yarn Guys made a road trip to Brooklyn to pick up liquidation sale stock from Knit-A-Way Brooklyn. This shop had been a neighborhood favorite for years and we’re sad to see them go, but glad to be able to help them liquidate and you to save. Sale starts next week…

Hirchak Auction Update


Yesterday the Yarn Girls took many of the items found in Dallas to the Thomas Hirchak Company Auction House in Morrisville, Vermont. Hirchak uses the Proxibid online auction platform, which means anyone can bid online from anywhere. They hope to be listing our stock in the next two weeks and we’ll let you know when the preview begins.

Expect to find antiques of all kinds including sewing machines, sterling silver notions, ivory needles, toys, art pottery, coins, precious metal threads and buttons and even some jewelry and first edition books. We expect it to be a lively time and thank Toby Hirchak in advance for agreeing to help us liquidate these rarer items.

Dallas Yarn Shop Stock Gone To Auction


Yesterday, Toby Hirchak of Hirchak Auction fame, visited the Yarn Girls to look through the boxes from a storage locker found in Dallas, filled with the contents of a yarn shop that never opened.

There are so many antique sewing machines, rare needles, books, accessories and collections of pin cushions, antique toys, buttons and other special interest items that we cannot possibly list them all on a yarn site. Toby chose about 500 items to take back to his auction house in Morrisville Vermont.

Although the bidding for these items will be online only, anyone can look at auction items in person. We will keep you posted and let you know when our items come up for bid!

Liquidation Pick Up Gallery

Some of this is being sold at DBNY and some is going to Hirchak Auctions.

Yarn Liquidation Sale Pickup April, 2015

Epic Yarns Delivery

We’re unloading the latest from Epic Yarn in Maine, today save 66% more on select clearance categories so we can make room.

Weaving – Loom Shuttles…

Shop Early And Shop Often?

You may have read us saying that before, this morning is a perfect example of why. DBNY Bargain Basement Yarn Sale

As we were preparing today’s Daily Deals mailer, we marked down and moved over 100 selections of yarn into the Bargain Basement. The first customer bought a lot of them, over $600 worth. We’ll be marking down more yarns throughout the day.

The DBNY Process…

Just in case you haven’t read this before, we sell yarn and accessories that have been discontinued, overstocked, sometimes there are seconds or mill ends from manufacturers, unsold inventory from shops and importers – all kinds of places. We price new selections at 25% to 50% off retail. If those new yarn selections don’t sell quickly, we mark them down and move them to the Bargain Basement at 66% to 75% off retail, and then we often add more discounts on top of that. It’s not unusual to pay less than wholesale at DBNY.

Precious Metal Threads

While going through the truckload of items from Epic Yarn we came across boxes and boxes of threads, ribbons and cords made from precious metals.

Precious Metal Thread Project

This includes very rare and hard to find vintage ecclesiastical threads, cords and ribbons spun from precious metals such as gold, copper and silver over silk cores. Similar embellishments –if you can find them– are sold by the inch. Ours are listed in lots sold by the ounce, spool or group of related items.

These gold, silver and other metal threads are traditionally used on religious vestments and more. One customer sent us a photo of her FO.

“I have a tiny little hoard pile (it isn’t possible to actually hoard the stuff in hoarder quantity! It’s like good bead shopping: “You spent WHAT on that tiny bag of stuff and you’re calling it a steal?!”) of ecclesiastical trims I keep as a secret stash of costume and jewelry instant-awesome, and… I could have fainted when I peeked at the site tonight.”

As these materials are made of metal they will oxidize and acquire a patina that can only come with age. Please be aware that this does not happen evenly or consistently. We think, and most customers agree, this enhances the beauty of the product. Please consider this when you make a purchase as all products are not returnable.

The Stitchin’ Post LYS Liquidation Sale

The Stitchin' Post Liquidation Sale At DBNYJust two weeks ago, the Stitchin’ Post in New York closed its doors after 30 years and the owners have commissioned us to sell all stock.

This store featured natural fiber yarns, huge back stocks of vintage yarns, tapestry and embroidery floss, books and patterns of all kinds, needles, notions, accessories and kits.

The amount of inventory stacked floor to ceiling was unbelievable. Our truck pulled in last night completely full and after we unload it, we’re going back for the rest!