Can you believe it is here? The yarn crawl started August 19 and new shipments are arriving daily to tempt your needles. As always here at the Fairy, our schedule of events for the crawl is bursting with fun. Brace yourselves, here it comes…
Our shop hours will remain the same as always during the yarn crawl:
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
JUST ADDED! Wood Turning Demonstration with Paul Carlson – Saturday, August 20 from 10am to 5pm, Weather Permitting – See how Paul creates each lovely, totally unique piece. Place special orders or put dibbs on the one he is creating in front of your eyes!
JUST ADDED! Book signing with Geri Lowry, author of The Rats of Granville on Saturday, August 27 from 11am – 1pm – Buy your books at Knitting Fairy (Books 1, 2, and 3 are $15 each) or bring your own and meet the author!
Round Table Yarns and Karen Dawn Designs will be our highlighted local dyer for this year’s yarn crawl. You’ve seen her amazing skeins at local fiber festivals and we’ve been thrilled to have a selection in house for the last year but just for this event Karen will be taking over the entire front of the shop! I just finished a pair of socks in her Knitting Fairy exclusive colorway “Fairie Queene” and now I am anxiously awaiting colder weather to wear them. Shop Karen’s selections with us for the entire crawl, but she will only be in house in person the first weekend (August 20-21 from 12-5).
Butterfly Girl Designs will be back with us for the duration of the yarn crawl with her handcarded art batts, amazing handspun yarns AND on August 20 and 21 we will be holding Build A Batt again. For just $6/oz, you get to play in Mary’s collection of spinning fibers, put together your very own colorways and fiberways and card them into a one of a kind art batt of your very own. This event is always popular and it just tickles me to my toes to see so many people inspired by fiber! If you are crawling with a smaller person, this event is something that can introduce them to a lifelong interest in fiber arts. Creating your own yarn from the bottom up really catches their imagination!
Knitting Lagniappe will be featured in our check-out area with a fabulous selection of tools and jewelry for the fiber enthusiast. Handmade silver jewelry for crafters, shawl pins, handthrown pottery mug and yarn bowls and handspun yarns are just a few of the items this dynamic mother/daughter team turn out. As an added bonus, Misty will be teaching a class on the last day of the yarn crawl on making yarn from old t-shirts (Tarn!) and what to make with it. What a great way to celebrate the end of a successful yarn crawl!
BAKE SALE! We have a sweet friend who is trying to raise enough funds to go on a mission trip. It just so happens that this friend is currently in school at Le Cordon Bleu to become a pastry chef/baker. I suggested that she package up some of her wonderful baked goods and offer them for sale to our hungry crawlers, SO, be sure to check our Jessi’s table of cookies etc for a sweet treat to keep you going. Each item will be priced (cash only, please) but I will also be putting out a tip jar, in case you feel so inclined as to help her along even faster. Her previous mission trips have been to Romania, and she dreams of going back there – but that all depends on which missions are available to her to choose from when she has raised enough money to go.
This year, check in while you are at the Fairy and show your check-in status to our cashier to get a prize (quantities are limited, given away on a first come – first served basis). We are super excited to see you again this year and to make new friends. Please stop and introduce yourselves – share what you are currently making with us, our friends and customers are what keep us going and we value each and every one of you.
For more information on the Yarn Crawl, be sure to visit their website.