755 E 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301

About Us

History of Yarn Durango

Durango is a very special place, in the center of so much natural beauty, and our residents thrive on the inspiration it provides. While our area is known for its myriad outdoor activities, we are also a vibrant arts community. Individual expression of art takes many forms, one of which is fiber art. From cradle to grave, it can be enjoyed by those of any skill level. Its pursuit
can be passionate, addicting, and relaxing all at the same time.

Owner Shannon Bradford purchased the shop in June and is enthusiastically committed to the excitement, educational opportunities and quality of product offered here at Yarn Durango.

Our Message

The knitting is therapeutic, the giving is fulfilling, and customers are warmly received. Yarn Durango helps make it all possible!


Dream Team

The staff at Yarn Durango is made up of true fiber addicts. Our commitment to customer service and knowledge of and passion for yarn is unsurpassed. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you create that very special project.


Shannon Bradford

Raised in southern California, Shannon is much happier in this mountain environment. Her favorite “FO” (finished object) is a swing coat she knitted with Cat Mountain Fusion.


B.A. in Business Administration, University of Phoenix

Addicted to fiber since the age of 7, thanks to her grandmother



Logan has lived in Durango since 1997. Her FOs are blankets because they are the best projects while binge watching the X-Files. She loves knitting, crocheting, reading, learning languages. solving Rubik’s cubes, and cats.

Logan graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2014 with a degree in anthropology and a minor in French. She has been knitting for ten years and crocheting for five years.


Sonya Johnson

Spent 8 years as a podiatrist before leaving that career behind, and held a variety of jobs since then. I’ve lived in Durango since 2010, and started working at Yarn Durango in June of 2015 – it’s honestly my favorite job to date.

I taught myself to crochet back in 2000, and attempted to teach myself how to knit a few years later, with frustrating results. Then, I discovered Ravelry in late 2012, learned Continental knitting, and never looked back.

In 2014, I added spinning to my ever-expanding list of fiber-related crafts.

Even when I’m not knitting, spinning or crocheting, I’m often thinking about them or reading about them. I’ve also designed several of my own patterns, including some exclusively for Yarn Durango.

My other interests/activities include hiking, trail running, backpacking, as well as painting (mostly landscapes) and photography.

I love to teach, and to exchange and share knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of fiber crafts with others, and that I get to do this every day I’m at work is what I love most about working at Yarn Durango.


"Wonderful selection and friendly staff. Could have stayed for hours! Bought some gorgeous yarn for my daughters scarf. Definitely plan to stop next time I'm in Durango. "
- Katherine S.
"Wonderful store with lots of local yarns.   Excellent selection and lots of accessories.  The staff is so helpful and fun to talk to.  What a delightful place. "
- Devorah S.

Contact Us

Yarn Durango |
755 E 2nd Ave. Durango, CO 81301
| 970-259-9827 | Email Us
Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday