Monday, November 23, 2009

What a success!!!!

The 1st Rochester Yarn Crawl was held on Saturday, November 14. Early on Saturday no one knew exactly what to expect, but there was a great sense of expectation. Just before 12:00 noon, people started filling into the four stores participating in the event; Spirit Work, Yarn Boutique, Yarne Source and Village Yarn and Fiber. It was quickly obvious to everyone that this would be an incredibly fun day. Stores saw more people in one day than they have ever seen before, over 220 participants came through their doors. People came from as far as Syracuse, Buffalo and the Finger Lakes area. In each store people patiently stood in long lines to take advantage of the 20% off all in-store yarn and demonstrations. Snacks in each store kept the energy flowing.

At each store participants had the opportunity to participate in raffles for door prizes and the grand prizes of 4 huge baskets stuffed with yarn, patterns, buttons, books, needles and more. The lucky winners were all thrilled with their good fortune.

All comments were very positive, even the anonymous ones! Everyone is now eagerly anticipating next year's event.
A very special thanks to our very generous sponsors and the four local store owners for their participation.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Countdown to the Yarn Crawl!!!

Don’t miss out on the first ever Rochester YARN CRAWL this coming Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009.

The primary yarn and fiber stores in the Rochester, NY area will be participating in a Yarn Crawl. We want to showcase the great resources we have in our area for lovers of our crafts, be that knitting, crocheting, spinning or any of the related activities.

The four participating stores are:

Yarn Boutique and Spirit Work in Brighton, Yarne Source in Henrietta and Village Yarn & Fiber in East Rochester. ”

What’s a Yarn Crawl? Easy!

Visit all four stores on Saturday, Nov 14, between 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Pick up an official brochure at any of the four participating stores. On the back of the brochure will be your “passport”. Just get it stamped/signed at all four stores.

Leave the fully stamped/signed brochure at the last store of the four to visit.

The fully stamped/signed brochure gives you an entry for a raffle of one of four FABULOUS baskets full of enough yarn, needles, books, kits, and notions to fulfill your wildest fiber fantasy!!!

All this for FREE!!!! Nothing to buy!

Just visit all four stores, enjoy demonstrations, snacks, door prizes and awesome yarn sales.