Hippy Strings | Hippy Strings | Yarn for the soul - Sexsmith, Alberta
yarn store, grande prairie, sexsmith, alberta, crochet, knitting, yarn, premium, boutique
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Welcome to Hippy Strings!

Visit our unique and charming shop in the historic Sexsmith Train Station. Beautiful yarns and notions for all your knitting or crochet projects.

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.

― Elizabeth Zimmermann

We LOVE Yarn

We carry a variety of premium yarns and assorted accessories to fit all your knitting & crocheting needs.

Some of the brands we proudly carry
I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them.

― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Where are we located?

The Old Train Station in Sexsmith, AB. 10,000 – 100 Str, T0H 3C0.

Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?

― Susan Gordon Lydon, The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice

Meet the Team!

Hippy Strings is a dream come true. How many times do you get to say that in your life?! Robyn was the first to say it ” we need to open a yarn store!” Yes, yes we do. And we did two years later!

Robyn is the true knitter. She is a natural and great at it. She is the yarn connoisseur!

My grandmother taught me to knit. And to crochet. She also knew how to tat but that was too much for a tomboy to achieve! My grandmother knew all the old skills canning, quilting and sewing. All of which we admired and were lucky enough to enjoy. I wish I had realized how much love went into every piece she made.

I know she would be so proud to see what we have achieved. And I bet she’d have a lot to say about the yarns! We will try to do it right Gramma.

We want to offer beautiful, quality yarns that will make your project everything you dreamed it could be. We will feature yarns that are unique and hard to find in this area. We also want to feature artisans from this area and local or Canadian products as much as possible.

The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations.

― Karen Alfke