The Mermaid’s Purl is a boutique shop in Rhode Island that specializes in yarn and crafting supplies from around the world. We are located in the heart of the historical, seaside village of Wickford, surrounded by beautiful harbor waters.
Owner Lizzie Shriner’s vision is to inspire people to create through quality supplies and instruction. We believe that making things by hand makes people happy and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place.
The Mermaid’s Purl was opened in 2009 after Lizzie decided to turn her obsession with knitting into life's work. After outgrowing her original space, she moved the shop across the village to its current location. There she has built a community of crafters who inspire each other.