Tight ‘knit’ group saves Altamont business

October 20, 2016 07:17 PM

ALTAMONT - Every day, we hear of businesses closing their doors, but we’ve found a group of women with a business model that just might help business stay in business.

Six women all have something in common. They love to knit.

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The Spinning Room in Altamont is where these women have purchased their yarn for years and made their creations.  

That brings us to a year and a half ago, when they discovered that the owner of the shop was closing the business and looking for buyers.

Twelve people had originally said they were interested. That number eventually dwindled to six -- a chemist, several teachers, a nurse, a software employee. In fact, only one woman had business experience and had sworn off ever owning a business.

However, their passion for the art form and the comradery they find here pushed them into taking a spin, giving co-ownership a try.

Now, the group is knitted together with enough woman power to make it a success.


Elaine Houston

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