Saturday, October 10, 2009

Yarn Crawl Demos!!!

Whew, we have so much to report!

Our Yarn Crawl shops have their demos lined up and what a line up!

The Yarn Source will have needle felting, fabric crochet border gifts and free form crochet demos.

The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop will feature spinning and making a scarf on a loom.

Spirit Works will have Linda Lawrence, a local artist doing a demo using her glass buttons and felt to make pins

The Yarn Boutique will host "Joan, the knitter in the know". She will demonstrate a waste yarn cast on that uses no extra row or crochet chain. Also demos on sewing a seam, Kitchner stitch and adding beads to knitting. She will have handouts for those of us that can't remember things from one minute to the next!!!

Posters and flyers will be available soon at the LYS and passports is next on the "To Do" list.

Stay close for more info and mark your calendars for Saturday Nov 14th.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Despite being fallen by illness, the Yarn Crawl team has made great progress in planning the inaugural event.

We have been in contact with vendors that are graciously helping to sponsor the event. What this means is that it will cost the attendees nothing. It doesn’t get any less expensive than that! Some vendors have promised goodies for the raffles. We are hoping to fill our raffle chairperson’s condo with all kind of fiber stuff!

The local yarn stores are thinking about what demos they will offer. Village Yarn on East Rochester will have spinning classes going on and also a shawl on a loom. I have never seen someone work on a loom so now I am trying to figure out how I can visit while I am helping run the event…..

The best news is that all 4 stores will be offering a great sale on their yarn. We are not telling yet but it is between 19% and 21%. (Read between the numbers!)

In the next few weeks we will information at the shops with more specifics and should have the passports available too. Don’t worry if you don’t get one before the 14th, they will be available that day too.

Check back here as we will have updates every week.