About Us

Rainy Day Yarns & Mercantile... founded in 2013

7716 Pioneer Way Suite C & D, Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Hours:   Tuesday-Saturday  10:00am - 5:00pm

We are located in the heart of historic downtown Gig Harbor, snuggled between the Harbor General Store & the Florist, in the Harbor Center, upper lot/side.   We currently have 3 reserved spaces just for our shop and you are welcome to use them if they are open.  Otherwise, park in any open spot in front of the building on the upper OR lower levels, that do not have a reserved sign

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 Classes are in FULL SWING and we have an array of fun, exciting, challenging and new opportunities for all! 

Please click on the "classes" link, on our home page, to take you directly to class listing.  


We are excited to introduce you to ZORI...


Zori, self-proclaimed Fibrefiend, is passionate about fiber arts.  She learned to sew from a great aunt as a teen and is an accomplished garment sewist and award-winning quilter. She branched into knitting as an adult.  After trying multiple knitting styles, she discovered the Portuguese knitting method suits her best.  Zori's foray into spinning began at a fiber festival, and she finds the challenge of turning fleece into fiber a rewarding (and addictive) challenge. 


Sherri & Susan

Sherri's journey into knitting started in 1998 when a friend begged her to take a knitting class with her because she needed something to do while recovering from foot surgery.  After finally giving in and taking a beginning knitting class at The Knittery in Renton, there was no turning back.  In 2013 she took her passion for knitting to the next level by opening her own yarn shop.  Sherri enjoys teaching, designing her own patterns and in 2016 started dyeing her own yarn, under the Rainy Day Yarns label, which sells exclusively in the shop. 

In 2019 her sister Susan partnered up with her and today they both own & operate Rainy Day Yarns & Mercantile 50/50.  Susan is the ying to her yang, crochet to her knitting (pssst... she knits now) and sun to her rain.  Susan also dyes yarns (natural & acid dye brands), under the Sunsoaked Sister label, another shop exclusive yarn.  

You will always find one of them, if not both, in the shop daily. 

In February of 2020 Rainy Day Yarns & Mercantile moved upstairs from the original location and now proudly boosts twice the space, all kinds of natural lighting, a large classroom, lots of windows (some with greater views then others) and two areas to sit and enjoy your fiber craft (one with it's own private powder room).  The beautiful remodeled space is bright, cheerful, welcoming to all and just plain beautiful! 

We hope to welcome you to our shop... here you are FREE to be you!