Silk Dyeing Workshop Monday June 6th

If you can’t make it to our weekend workshops, we are holding a special Monday evening dyeing class just for you! It will be this coming Monday June 6th at 5pm.

We’ll explore how to use Jacquard Acid Dyes to build up unique designs and color combinations, and we can also draw original designs on these scarves with markers. The sky is the limit with these, so lets get started!

I’d love to learn to dye but I don’t live in Big Bear….

Don’t worry we have you covered, we’ve created a kit that you can purchase online that includes all the materials you will need to make these scarves. Plus a free online video teaching you everything that you’d learn in our workshop.

Silk Scarf Dyeing Kits

Private Parties…

Are you having a ladies getaway weekend with your friends? Or a reunion with the gals? Why not get crafty together? We offer private scarf dyeing parties for 5 people or more, to fit around your schedule, and interests. Give us a call on (909) 584-9715 to discuss your needs.

If you have any questions, or would like to register over the phone, please call us at
Thank you, I look forward to seeing you next week!


Gena, Criss, Petunia, and Diana
Yarn Designers Boutique LLC

Fantastic results from our Memorial Day Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop

Thank you to all the ladies that came to our silk scarf dyeing workshop over Memorial Day Weekend, here are some of our favorite projects…

hand dyed silk scarf, how to dye

Super simple teal scarf drawn on with lavender, what a great color combination!

easy silk scarf ideas

Fantastic Peacock scarf, dyed and hand drawn, I’m so jealous wish I had made that!

Silk dyeing workshop

Patriotic Memorial Day scarf in red white and blue! With two colors and hand drawn detailing this scarf really pops.

Things to do Big Bear Lake

This is us getting ready to pull the scarves our of the bag (it’s out super secret, super simple technique).

If you missed out on our Memorial Weekend workshops, don’t fret we’re doing two more on Monday June 6th at 5pm, and Saturday June 11th at 2pm.

Check out our event page for more information.

Dye, Paint, and Draw on your own Silk Scarf

silk scarf dyeing

Please join us for a fun and colorful workshop on May 28th to learn how to add color to a silk scarf. We will be teaching you how you can use Sharpie Markers at home to create unique and wonderful color combinations and designs, as well as introducing you to some special dyes especially made for silk.

Green Scarf Made with Sharpie Markers

A class takes about an hour and you will leave with your finished scarf!  Class times are 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on Saturday May 28th, and the fee including your 100% silk scarf and supplies is $20


Please call to make your reservation at (909) 584-9615 – space is limited.

Register Now!


Red Scarf Hand Dyed and Drawn on

 These are the simplest scarves and can be finished with markers or not.  The red and green scarves involved markers on the whole scarf.  We have lots of colors and you can blend a new color or use more than one color.  I will be there to guide you!  It’s impossible to ruin one of these scarves!  Come and have fun with us!

Once you’ve tried this for yourself we know you’ll be as addicted as we are, so it’s a good thing that the sky is the limit with these. You can use this to make your own curtains, tablecloths, skirts, blouses, shawls and so much more. These scarves also make super quick and easy Christmas and Birthday presents!


Join our Coloring Group!!

Join our Coloring Group!!

Okay so I’m super excited to announce that I am starting a Coloring Collective in Big Bear!

So grab your markers and join me on a mission to bring color and beauty into our lives!

Coloring is not just for kids these days, there have been many beautiful and intricate coloring books published for adults, Check out this beautiful design by Johanna Basford from her “Enchanted Forest” coloring book.

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Coloring Book

Best of all, its not an idle waste of time, coloring is part of a healthy lifestyle! Coloring has been proven to lower stress levels; the meditative quality of focusing on process over results forces people to slow down and let go of the pressures of having to perform. Ironically, taking time for yourself can improve your performance at work. Getting creative in your free time, giving yourself the space to explore different styles and techniques for coloring, has been shown to enable people to be more creative in the work place, leading to better problem solving and brainstorming.

Coloring in groups, however, amplifies these benefits as people have the opportunity to connect with others, learn from each other, and offer support when needed. Plus the benefits of working collaboratively with others have been scientifically proven to release Oxytocin into the brain creating a sense of well-being and belonging.

Our group meets every Tuesday night 6-8pm at Yarn Designers Boutique, 439 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. Bring a bottle of wine, or your favorite tipple. We’ll have markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own if you have some you really like. Please bring your own coloring books or designs, we’ll also have some fabulous coloring books for you to buy to get you started!

Join our Facebook group to stay in touch with everyone and let us know you’re coming!

Participation is $5 or FREE when you spend $10 on supplies, books, and such.

So I say again… Rise up with your markers, pens, and crayons… join me on an mission of creativity, color, and connection, and get happy along the way!


Customer Appreciation Day is Almost Here!

Alright Crafters,

It’s that time of year again, the day when we celebrate the people who are most important to us (no I don’t mean Valentine’s Day) I mean Customer Appreciation Day!

Saturday October 31st, we will be holding a special event in your honor from 10am-6pm.

broomstick lacy crochet scarfStock up for all your Christmas Presents and Projects!

This day is all about you, and to say thank you for all your support over the last year, we are offering 15% off everything in stock! This includes yarn, needles, hooks, knitting notions, Knit Picks Needles, plus all of our new products we’ve added in the last couple months- Beading, Sewing, and Art Supplies.

You can visit our online yarn shop now to start making your list!

You can also get 15% off your online purchases on October 31st only, just use coupon code ‘CustThankYou2015

Get Crafty in Store with the Family

easy halloween decorations

There will be a fun Family Craft Activity– Make your own Halloween Favors and Decorations, come between 1 and 2pm and get creative ($5 materials fee applies). There are four designs and you can make all for of them, three to hold candy, and one for silly string!

See our Flyer for full details.

Please book in store or call (909) 584-9715, and pay over the phone.



Gena Hester Designer GarmentsBuy Finished Designer Garments and Accessories (we know you’ve been eyeing them up)

For the first time ever I will be having a sale on all my Ready To Wear Designs- you heard right- get your hands on an Original Handmade Gena Hester Garment or Accessory, sale lasts for one day only, first come first serve!

A special rack will display Gena’s many items from simple artsy scarves and hats to elegant sweaters and shawls all for sale – for your first viewing.  ON HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY they will be offered at 25% off listed prices.  Whatever we have remaining will be going online at full price – so don’t miss this opportunity to try on and dream about having an elegant original designer outfit – at the best prices ever!

Yarn Designer’s Boutique is located at 439 W. Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear City, California, at the Big Bear Lake four-season resort paradise in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. A wonderful contrast to other sunny Southern California cities, Big Bear is cooler, has cleaner air, and features one of the most unique yarn stores in the country.

Come in and see us today!

Store Hours:
Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 12pm-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-3pm

Fall Break Sewing Classes are Starting!

machine hand sewing class

We have arranged some fantastic classes for you this autumn, so don’t miss out. These are the beginner classes you’ve all been asking for.

learn to sewBoth classes will be taught by our in house sewing expert, Diana Spink! This fall we are offering classes in Hand Sewing and Machine Sewing, so if you’ve always want to try (or if you’re like me and miserably inept at it) come join us! I guarantee after a couple hours with Diana, you’ll be able to handle your thread like a pro!

You can buy your supplies from us beforehand, or bring in what you have from home. We encourage families to participate together, anyone from ages 10 and up are welcome.

Space is limited to 6 per class, so register early so you don’t miss out!

Call us on (909) 584-9715 or email: to reserve your space now!

beginner sewing

Basic Hand Sewing
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:30am – 1:30pm

In this class, students will learn
Basting Stitches
Hem Stitiches
Overcast Stitches
Mitered Corners
Pressing Details
Basic Fabric Knowledge
Sewing a Button
Sewing a Buttonhole

Students will need to have the following supplies purchased and ready to go by 11:30am:
1/3 yard cotton or cotton blend fabric (like broadcloth)
Hand sewing needles
Fabric Scissors

Basic Machine Sewing
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11:30am – 1:30pm

In this class, students will learn:
Basic Sewing Machine Skills

Students will need to have the following supplies purchased and ready to go by 11:30am:
1/3 yard cotton or cotton blend fabric (like broadcloth)
Fabric Scissors


Register for either or both classes now! Cost is $15.00 per class per student.

Minimum 2 students, Maximum 6 students. Ages 10 & up

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website:



Broomstick Crochet Lace Scarf Class

Crochet Lace ScarfDebi Botteron Lawson will teach us how to make a beautiful scarf, lacy and textured, with the age-old broomstick crochet method. As you choose the piece you will be making, you should think about making a cowl, longer infinity scarf, or just a regular scarf with fringe. Also if you use a solid color, you will see more stitch definition but a variegated yarn can be very rich and fashion forward.
broomstick lacy crochet scarf
Class: Sunday July 19th from 1 to 3 PM. Fee: $10 to reserve your space. You will also be purchasing 1 skein of yarn of your choice. You will need any size crochet hook and at least 1 Size 50 (25mm) knitting needle(sets are $7.45).

Join us for a fun afternoon – this is a beginning class and the method is so different from either knitting or crocheting that if you have done either, you will probably pick this up very quickly!

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website: