About Us

Welcome to Home Ec. Workshop, Iowa and Iowa City’s natural fiber fabric, yarn, knitting, sewing and craft supply shop with an espresso, tea and Italian soda bar featuring our famous cookies and homemade baked goods.

Home Ec. Workshop is an  inspiring and supportive environment filled with great people, irresistible yarn, colorful modern and vintage-inspired fabric, new and vintage buttons, thread, knitting and sewing patterns, books, magazines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing notions, trims, spinning and felting fibers and edible treats.

Home Ec. features a workshop space for sewing projects ($6/hour/person) and a community “living room” where people can spend time together, show their work, chat, drink coffee, eat a cookie, and knit, crochet, spin or stitch in good company.

Sign up for any of our classes or schedule a private lesson to learn a new skill or get help starting or finishing a project.  We also specialize in birthday parties for kids or adults and baby showers, involving sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, screenprinting or whatever you’d like to do.

Saturdays, starting at 10 a.m., is Knitter’s Breakfast.  As she fancies, Sugar Lovin’ Mama surprises us each week with several of her made-from-scratch delights including quiche, savory breakfast casserole, coffee cake, brownies, pumpkin bars, jam-filled scones, caramel bars, scotcharoos and the best buttercream frosted cupcakes in Iowa City. Come eat, hang out, and craft in community.  We hope to see you soon!