The Yarn Basket opened its doors at 529 South Main Street in Philippi recently, staffed by owner Wendy Clark and her sister, Denise Gutwein.

The Yarn Basket features superior-quality yarns for knitting, crocheting, and weaving, all of natural fibers hand-spun and dyed.  The business also offers specialized tools for knitting and crocheting.  

Pictured from left are Denise Gutwein and Wendy Clark.  Wendy, a graduate of, and member of the faculty of West Virginia Wesleyan College, earned degrees in art and art education, as well as a Fine Arts Degee in weaving.  She was an art teacher for 30 years and has managed a weaving business for the  past ten years.  Sister Denise is a nurse. 

The Yarn Basket is open three days each week, Thursday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  “We aim to create a cozy, welcoming yarn store for special yarns and supplies,” Clark says, “and we also offer instruction for both beginners and those more advanced.”  The Yarn Basket may be called at (304) 621-7830, or email    theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   They are online at