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New business Q&A - aBUNdance Acres Yarn and Fiber Shop

April 09, 2006

Name of business: aBUNdance Acres Yarn and Fiber Shop

Owners: Phill and Judy Osborn

Address: 9713 Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown

Opening date: Grand opening Nov. 25, 2005

Products and services: Yarns and fibers, specializing in Angora rabbit and wool blends

Market area: Knitters, crocheters, weavers, crafters and hand spinners

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: "I was looking for a part-time business and I observed children spinning at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and thought 'If they can spin, then I can spin.' I love the fiber and the rabbits. It was a good match with my love of crocheting."

Previous business experience: "I learned to crochet as a child and have been crocheting since then. We both come from farming backgrounds. We have been raising and showing Angora rabbits for 12 years and have won national competitions with our rabbits. We have also been raising Finn sheep for four years."

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Number of employees: Two, the Osborns

Hours: Open most Sundays and weeknights, but please call ahead. Closed Saturdays.

Telephone: 240-556-0627

email:abundance.acres@myactv.net

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