2619 Ridgeland Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402

Sat (July 27): 10am - 6pm
Sun (July 28): 10am - 6pm
Mon: 10am - 6pm
Tue: 10am - 6pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat (Aug 3): 10am - 6pm
Sun (Aug 4): 10am - 6pm

Get to know TLD Design Center (Berwyn)

1. What is your favorite part of the Chicago Yarn Crawl? 

The opportunity to meet such a diverse group of fiber Art enthusiasts & makers having fun shop hopping around Chicagoland. I’m excited to show crawlers how TLD Design Center / Berwyn has evolved since the 2017 Yarn Crawl.

2. How long have you been in business and how did you get started?

I started my business in 1985, initially home based....dyeing yarn, hand weaving, knitting and sewing ArtWear pieces. In 1993 (26 years ago!) I opened TLD Design Center & Gallery in Westmont with my mother, JoAnn Deck. We began offering weaving, knitting, dyeing classes in response to requests and naturally began selling yarn, fibers, looms, beads and other supplies to support our creative art customers & friends. August 2015 - I realized one of my bigger dreams when I purchased a live/work storefront building in Berwyn, IL. TLD DESIGN CENTER is now operating in both locations.

3. What makes your shop unique?

It’s true.....I’ve never operated as a typical retail store and might be a little (ok, a lot!) confusing.

  1. owned and operated by a life-long, career stitcher (sewing age 5/ pot holder weaver age 7 / bead weaver age 9 / knitter age 11) who is an Award winning Fiber Artist & former college instructor in fashion/clothing, textile science/design & Fiber Art 


  3. yarn/thread on cones (alongside balls, hanks & skeins)

  4. yarn, fiber, threads and fabrics painted, printed and hand-dyed on location by owner (classes available, too)

  5. Classes offered for kids through Recently Retired and beyond

  6. Classes for first-timers through refreshers & well-seasoned

  7. Classes for fashion, pattern making and knitwear design

  8. Classes for advanced and professional level skill set

  9. Knitting Patterns & Kits designed by Owner Available for purchase

  10. Floor Looms, Table Looms and Rigid Heddle looms for sale, rental and student’s Use in Weaving Classes.

  11. Spinning Wheels for sale, rental and students use in classes.

  12. Host location for the “Berwyn Spin-In” Sleep Over Event (June/Sept)

  13. Knitting Machines for studio rental and used/refurbished for sale

  14. Studio work space rental for wet Felting, weaving, knitting machine metal smith, glass fusing & lampwork

  15. Gallery of finished ArtWear & ArtWork for sale and inspiration

We teach first-time makers of all ages and abilities. it’s never too late to start and you do not need prior experience to learn quickly and excel. START RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE....JUST START! Berwyn activities (classes, appointments and shopping) happen as scheduled Sun, Mon & Tues. Yarn shoppers & visitors are welcome most Mondays between 10am and 3pm

4. What is your favorite part of being an LYS owner? 

Is this a trick question? Being surrounded by yarn...talking about yarn....looking at the yarn...touching the yarn....smelling the yarn. Helping customers and students find the perfect yarn.


Explore Around TLD Design Center (Berwyn)

Best Mexican: Nuevo Poncitlan

Best Puerto Rican: Cafe Caribe

Best Fine Dining: Autre Monde