It's 2022 - Let's Talk About the LA Yarn Crawl January 3, 2022 20:00
We've just stepped into 2022 and hope you're as excited as we are for the 10th Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl happening in just 3 months: March 24th - 27th! It's been a while since we've been able to have our Crawl in person, plus for those of you new to our event, we wanted to give you a short rundown of how it will work and what to look forward to! We're also going to take the next few weeks to re-introduce you to the 15 unique shops that you'll be exploring during this year's Crawl.
What to Expect during the LA Yarn Crawl
We hope you'll plan to join us for this once-a-year opportunity to explore the unique and creative local yarn shops in LA county and experience our fantastic fiber community. The Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour leading you through L.A., including your favorite local yarn shops, some a little out of your immediate area, and hopefully, a few that are new to you!
The Crawl is a free event running from Thursday, March 24th through Sunday, March 27th. During the 4-day, self-paced fiber-filled weekend across LA County, you'll have the chance to visit 15 different shops and see their latest and most excellent products, and many will have Trunk Shows of special products just for the Crawl.
As we get closer to the Crawl, we'll have all the crawler resources available for you on our website. This will include a grid with all the events happening at each shop, a map to plan your adventure, and a passport you'll print out and bring with you to get stamped at each shop you visit. When you Crawl, you'll receive a unique shop button, a free knit pattern, and a free crochet pattern from each shop. Plus, all of the shops will have the Commemorative Tote bags celebrating 10 years available for purchase (a great place to display all of the shop buttons you'll collect). By participating in the Crawl, you'll have chances to win Crawl prizes, including the fantastic shop baskets.
Plus, we have a few fun surprises coming that will be unique to this, our 10th LA Yarn Crawl so stay tuned!
Now we'd like to share a little bit about each of our participating shops in this year's crawl. Below is our first group. We'll be sharing more in the coming weeks too!
Phebie's NeedleArt is located on the second floor of the historic Packing House in Claremont. For over 30 years, they have been serving the community by providing yarns in all types of weights, colors, and fiber from around the world. This beautiful shop is a gathering place for all ages to meet and expand their horizons in whatever art is desired, be it knitting, crochet, weaving, cross-stitch, or Brazilian Embroidery.
The Little Knittery
The Little Knittery is a cozy neighborhood yarn shop located in Los Feliz with a beautifully curated selection of the softest fibers, emphasizing fair trade practices, sustainable source materials, and domestically produced yarns and notions. Kat Coyle, the owner, and designer, created the brilliant and straightforward hat pattern that allowed people of all knitting levels to be part of the Pussyhat Project.
The Altered Stitch
Friends for over 30 years, these two owners of The Altered Stitch enjoy knitting and sipping some craft brew and wine. Sherri, an archaeologist by day, started knitting and fell in love with it. Dawn, an HR / Organizational Development consultant, also fell in love with knitting, ironically at the same time as Sherri! They have gone on all sorts of fiber adventures, and shenanigans ensued - Including investing in a yarn store located in Valley Village and creating a wonderful crafting community!
Stitches in Time
Celebrating 27 years of knitting and crochet excellence in Bellflower, Stitches in Time is a great place to find some fun "sit & stitch" time!⠀You'll find a range of yarns from basics to hand-dyes and more throughout this shop that feels like walking into a friend's house. Thorugh the years, Candy, the owner, has welcomed a wide variety of customers into her yarn community including author Debbie Macomber. So you never know who you might run into when you visit her shop!
Located in Brentwood, you're going to find this powerhouse shop, Jennifer Knits is filled with folks who love the colors, the textures, and even the smell of yarn just as much as you do. You'll discover all types of fibers, including a large selection of cashmere, luxury yarns, and hand-dyed yarns from around the world. They even have their own line of these beautiful yarns so when you visit, you'll be able to get something you won't find anywhere else!