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Turns Out It's Easy to Learn the Macrame Way
Wednesday Aug 17 2022
Macramé? You don't say?!   Oh, but we do! This seriously nostalgic hobby is back in a big way, and you can get in on the fun at Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah.   Macrame's roots actually go back centuries, but many fondly remember enjoying the macrame way back ...

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Three Storage Stylish Solutions, Used Three Unique Ways
Wednesday Aug 10 2022
Just because something is functional doesn’t mean it has to be drab. Many of the storage solutions available at Gardner Village are as cute as they are useful. More than that, they’re VERSATILE! Today, we’ll look at three unique items — one small, one medium, and one large — and ...

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Willow Hill Yarn Company Presents the 2022 Utah Yarn Crawl
Wednesday Jun 22 2022
As the summer wants to speed by, Willow Hill Yarn Company is slowing things down to a crawl… a Yarn Crawl. WHAT: Utah Yarn Crawl WHERE: Yarn shops across the state (follow on Insta for more info) WHEN: July 9-16, 2022 HOW: Read on! Just what is a Yarn Crawl? Well, it’s a fun shop hop, but ...

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Ten Fun Things to Do at Gardner Village this Summer
Wednesday Jun 1 2022
Yay! Summer vacation is officially on! Boo! Outrageous gas prices make travel tricky. Yay! You don’t need to drive far to enjoy an adventure! Gardner Village is conveniently located just off I-15 in West Jordan, Utah. With a short trip, you can enjoy an entire day or even weekend of fun without breaking ...

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Love Is In the Air
Wednesday Feb 9 2022
Sure, it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, but that’s not why there’s lots to love at Gardner Village. At least not the ONLY reason. All month long, you’ll fall head over heels for the heartfelt photo ops, date/girls/family night activities, and darling gifts, décor & more you’ll find in our shops. Let’s ...

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Gardner Village News in Twos...for 2.2.22
Wednesday Feb 2 2022
Have you had a chance to check out a calendar today? Notice anything fun about the date? That’s right, it’s 2.2.22! This date is too much fun to ignore, so we’ve compiled a list of Gardner Village news in twos. Take a look!     22... Years of WitchFest this Year Getting straight to the point, we ...

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The Newest Village Attraction and Decor Prove There's SnowPlace Like Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 11 2022
Just because winter at Gardner Village looks like a scene straight out of a Hallmark movie doesn’t mean the holidays should have all the fun. Now is THE perfect time to stop and shop. Believe it or not, the snow (and snow-themed decor) is putting on quite a show!  There's Snow ...

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Get Cozy with a Crochet or Knit Class at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Jan 5 2022
With all the snow we’re getting this year, it’s time to get our cozy. Take classes at Willow Hill Yarn Company. Whether you want to learn a bit about knit or the way of crochet, you’ll have a (yarn) ball of INDOOR fun. Plus, you’ll walk away with the coziest ...

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Easy Pumpkin Crafts to Create This Fall
Wednesday Nov 10 2021
Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the pumpkin play continues with two crafts that will add a festive fall touch to your home. Whether you make these now to decorate for the season or you choose to do them on Thanksgiving as a fun family activity, you’re going to ...

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All Things Pumpkin at WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 27 2021
Just because WitchFest is nearing an end doesn’t mean the  pumpkin play has to stop. Enjoy the picks of the patch at Gardner Village. Here are just a few of the GREAT pumpkin treats you’ll discover when you visit: THE HAPPIEST PUMPKIN PHOTO OPS Whether you're photographing your lil pumpkin or want a ...

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A Dozen (and 1!) Ways to Celebrate Utah's History at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jul 7 2021
It's no secret we take great pride in our Utah roots at Gardner Village. Preserving and honoring the past is something we do all year, but July is an extra fun time to celebrate our state. From treats and games to Americana photo ops and even facials, here are a dozen ...

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A LONG List of Fun Woodland Fairy Experiences to Enjoy
Wednesday Jun 9 2021
Our Woodland Fairies aren’t the only ones taking flight right now. The Gardner Village shops are in full fairy motion with fun make-and-take projects, special events, and fanciful fairy merchandise. From fairy parades and unicorns to train rides and crafts, let’s take a look at what’s in store for you ...

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One Stop, 14 Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine's
Wednesday Feb 10 2021
Where can you get all of the ingredients for an extra special Valentine’s Day and week in one simple, centrally-located stop? Gardner Village, of course. From dining and shopping to memorable activities and heartfelt gifts, we have everything you need to plan the perfect romantic rendezvous. 1. Start with lunch a ...

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Celebrating Four Years at Willow Hill with a DIY Wreath Project and Prizes
Wednesday Jan 6 2021
This year marks the four-year anniversary of Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village. And what a lovely four years it’s been, too! Emily Dern, the shop’s vibrant owner, brings such joy to all she does, creating a welcoming, calm, creative space for those new to needle arts and seasoned artists ...

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More Than Just Décor: The Story Behind Our Elves AND a Can’t-Miss Photoshoot with Santa
Tuesday Nov 24 2020
This is something that rarely happens. The Big Man, himself, has given us permission to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our Gardner Village Elves, including how they’re working to keep us extra safe this year with a touchless (and FREE!) scavenger hunt. Plus, we have the scoop on a ...

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Special Yarn Dyeing Class at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Mar 11 2020
Why should Easter eggs have all the fun? At Willow Hill Yarn Company, you can give dye a try on yarn!  On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Willow Hill is offering their popular YARN DYEING CLASS. It's typically only offered twice a year, so you don't want to miss this chance to try something ...

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New Year, New You: Classes at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Jan 15 2020
Today, our New Year, New You exploration continues with a look at classes offered during 2020 at Willow Hill Yarn Company. If you long to know more about needle arts, you’re in luck! The kind and extremely talented team at Willow Hill Yarn Company loves sharing their passion for knitting ...

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A Family-Friendly Guide to Wee Witches Weekend and WitchFest with Kids
Wednesday Oct 16 2019
With all there is to see and do at WitchFest, we thought we would spell out a game plan for those of you visiting with wee ones throughout the month or during Wee Witches Weekend. Not every WitchFest activity is kid friendly, after all. Wanting to make sure you get the most out of ...

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Create Your Own Summer Camp at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jun 19 2019
School’s out … Now what? Never fear, Gardner Village has your back with an entire catalog of ideas to share with your children. It's your chance to create your own cool summer camp experience. If we handed out merit badges, you could fill a full sash with the options available. Take ...

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The Fairy Best Shopping in Town
Wednesday May 22 2019
Each spring, fairies call Gardner Village home during the annual Woodland Fairy Festival. To make our flying friends feel at home, the Gardner Village shop owners go all out, both in decorating their stores and in offering fairy-themed merchandise. It’s a wonderful time to flutter about The Village and see ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes (part 3)--fun for kids
Wednesday Mar 20 2019
Hello, again! Ready for the third and final (for now) installment of your Gardner Village class pass? The past two weeks have taken inside classes from my seat as a student. In Part 1, I mentioned taking a class is a wonderful way for parents to re-charge when they’re feeling ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes From a Student's Perspective (part 1)
Tuesday Mar 5 2019
As the Gardner Village blogger, I’ve observed and written about many classes over the years. As a Gardner Village fan, I’ve also taken many classes while off the clock. This got me thinking—is the class experience any different if the blogger isn’t crashing the party to report on things? The ...

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Warm Up Your Creativity with Crochet and Knitting Classes
Wednesday Feb 27 2019
Old Man Winter, you sure are putting the “old” in your name. Enough with your frigid days and wind-filled ways. It’s about this time of year that we become VERY ready for spring. Of course, being in Utah, it’s nearly impossible to know if winter’s end is around the corner ...

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Take a Class at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 23 2019
Is “try something new” a 2019 goal you hope to achieve? There’s something very rewarding about stretching yourself, especially when it includes creative play. Gardner Village offers a full course catalog of creative class options. From chocolate sweetness and fairy gardens to fabric art and flower arranging, there are many artistic ...

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Make a Witch Craft
Tuesday Oct 23 2018
It’s no secret, witches love crafts. With access to fabric, yarn, paint, and more, the Gardner Village witches can often be found getting their witch-craft on. Now’s your time to join them! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to take on or you simply want a Halloween worthy project ...

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Meet Emily Dern, the talented owner of Willow Hill Yarn Co.
Tuesday Feb 20 2018
Emily Dern didn’t start her career thinking she’d be the owner of a yarn shop in Gardner Village, but The Village was home to one of her first jobs. In high school, she worked for The Village Whites Shoppe. Of course, she never imagined at that time that she’d one ...

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Give the Gift of Handmade
Wednesday Nov 22 2017
The countdown to Christmas is on. At least if you’re thinking of making a present. Now’s the time to start planning and creating. Let the shops at Gardner Village lend a hand. Whether you fancy fabric, yearn for yarn, or are smart with painted art, they have ideas sure to ...

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The Wizarding World of Yarn at Willow Hill
Wednesday Sep 13 2017
Witches aren’t the only magical visitors milling around Gardner Village this fall. The enchanting world of Harry Potter is making itself known at Willow Hill Yarn Company. Introducing The Wizarding World of Yarn!  Between now and Halloween. you’ll find Potter-inspired knitting and crocheting patterns. Here’s the real magic: they’re FREE! All ...

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From a Tiny Newspaper Ad Came Utah's Time Capsule
Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Gardner Village wasn’t always the "village" you see today. There was a time it was an old flour mill, sitting on otherwise open land.    It took founder Nancy Long’s vision, much hard work, and even a small newspaper ad to make The Village what it is today. Yes, a classified! This ...

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Welcome to Willow Hill Yarn Company
Tuesday Feb 7 2017
Meet the newest member of the Gardner Village family—Willow Hill Yarn Company! Wait just a minute… At first glance, this shop might look familiar. That’s because it is. It was formerly Kamille’s, and long-time Kamille’s employee, Emily Dern, purchased it when Kamille decided to sell a few months back.    The wonderful thing ...

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