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Welcome to The Black Sheep!

[We currently have a sale on selected Noro Yarns ; 50% off, and Arucania: 10% to 50% off while they last! Be sure and visit our On Sale page for more details!]

Located in beautiful downtown Encinitas, California, The Black Sheep is a fiber emporium where you are invited to express yourself creatively. There is yarn everywhere, tucked into shelves, spilling out of baskets and hung in abundance from the beams above your head.

There is a lot to take in, so take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the show.

Let your eyes be mesmerized by the concoctions of colors that have been hand dyed a rainbow of shades -- soft pastels, subtle neutrals, organic earth tones, opulent jewel tones, and even deep, dark, and mysterious.

Allow your hands to delight in the vast array of textures: soft, supple, velvet like, furry, fluffy, crisp, cool, thick and thin, smooth and fine,  bumpy, lumpy, wooly, warm, silky, slinky, braided, twisted and stranded.

Where will you go from here?

Anywhere you want -- here you are the director of PLAY!

Have fun, explore, experiment, go with the known or try something new.

So many choices, so much fun.

Whatever you decide, we hope your journey is a wonderful one!

About The Black Sheep

In business for over almost 40 years, The Black Sheep is a retail yarn store located in Encinitas, California. We specialize in natural fibers -- wool, silk cotton, alpaca, rayon, and some synthetic blends.



Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Sunday: closed


1060 S. Coast Hiway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

We're on the northwest corner at the intersection of South Coast Hiway 101 and "J" Street. Take I-5 to the Encinitas Blvd. exit. Go West. Pass through 3-4 stoplights, and under an Amtrack bridge. Turn Left on South Coast Highway 101. Go through several stoplights. Continue on through one 4-way stop sign. At the next 4-way stop sign (J St.) turn right, and pull into our parking lot!

Phone: 760-436-9973

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