Core Concept/Story ||

There are many local knitting stores around Berkeley and Oakland, California, each one has a unique quality to them and cultivate different groups of people. Specifically I will beOwnerlooking into the shop called Claddagh Yarns in North Berkeley, California.
Amanda Fernández, the owner of the store, is someone that has touched lives and connected to many in the year that her business has been open. We will be following the story of Amanda and the numerous people who are apart of her stores community.




1506 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709

Claddagh Yarns is a beautifully quaint yarn store, located in North Berkeley California. It resides on a fairly busy street in a gorgeous neighborhood. There are wonderful places to eat, shop, and enjoy on your time in the area.




Claddagh Yarns opened a little over a year ago and already has a strong client base. I am personally a regular at the store, and have met many people through this particular location.


If you’re fascinated with communities that are thriving around the world, then this documentary is for you. It is a rich culture of friendship, knowledge, and lively hood. There are few places in this world where you can find those who think and share life experiences. This may speak to you in a way you never thought imaginable.


Amanda has graciously offered up her services and is willing to help in any way, shape, and form to produce this documentary. She thinks it’s a great idea, and enjoys talking about the thing she loves to do in this world. She is extremely passionate about her store, and the community that she has built. It has all become very close to home for her.


Knitting is something that I am self taught at and have only gone knee deep into. It’s not only a community but also it’s own language. I can go a whole life time knitting and not learn every stitch combination there is. It’s a world in and of it’s self and it’s not wildly known as this. Most people see knitting as an old lady with nothing better to do with her time. This is simply not true, and there is so many fascinating people who knit because of how challenging knitting is. It is something that can stimulate logical thinking and creative thinking.