A Verb for Keeping Warm offers unique, high-quality yarn, fabric, fiber, threads, and tools to create textiles, clothing, and art. We are a place for lovers of making, nature, and art. We embrace possibility and creativity - and hope you will join us!

Our shop and natural dyeing studio are located in Oakland (Huchiun), California at 6328 San Pablo Avenue. The root of our work is our own line of naturally-dyed yarn, threads, and fabric as well as our natural dyeing research.

Through the materials offered at Verb, we hope to preserve longstanding textile traditions and small, family owned mills, farms, and companies.

A Verb for Keeping Warm is a women, queer, latinx owned space. Our goal is to create an inclusive, welcoming, and creative space as well as to support a just and healthy Earth and society. We hope you will visit us and join us in creating handcrafted textiles and clothing.



A Verb for Keeping Warm is located on unceded territory of Huchiun, home to the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, where the Lisjan/Ohlone people have lived since time immemorial, and continue to live and thrive here.

We stand with the Lisjan/Ohlone people and support their Indigenous sovereignty. We offer Shuumi Tax to Sogorea Te' Land Trust annually as well as fundraise to contribute to and honor their continued legacy and land stewardship.

For more information on the the Confederated Villages of Lisjan visit: https://villagesoflisjan.org/



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