y’all – it is here! this weekend! the first ARKANSAS YARN CRAWL!
i’m so excited because i’ve wanted to do this for years but never had the time to organize it. but thanks to Cyndi at The Twisted Purl, the ARKANSAS YARN CRAWL is a reality!!!!
so what is a yarn crawl?
an event hosted by a group of yarn shops to encourage knitters (crocheters, weavers, spinners) to travel a specific area and go to as many local yarn shops as possible in a specific period of time.
that’s the dictionary definition! i knew that english degree would come in handy!
quite simply it’s a fun event for our community of knitters (crocheters, weavers, spinners) to get out and visit other local yarn shops in the state. we are all different and carry different yarns, notions, and feature different projects! we can’t carry it all. wish we could but we can’t. you can expand your yarn perspective by seeing (and touching) yarns we don’t carry here at the YARN mart. some shops carry spinning fiber. others have a strong weaving bent. or dye their own yarns!
so get out and explore this great state we live in and go to as many of the nine participating shop you can between saturday, october 15 and sunday, october 23.
how does it work?
go to one of the 9 participating shop and pick up a passport! get your passport stamped at each shop to go to and drop it off at our last shop. that way you have a chance to win BIG prizes!
post pictures to the event’s Facebook page. we want to see all the fun you are having and participate vicariously through you. remember we can crawl because we have to be at our shops!
what are the prizes?
visit all 9 participating shops for entry into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING.
visit 5 shops for prize level drawing.
visit 3 shops for entry to prize level drawing.
visit at least 1 yarn shop for entry to this drawing.
each prize will be a basket full of yarn and other things donated by our sponsors. check out the goodies that will go in the prize baskets on our Facebook page.
so crawl away! hope to see everyone at some point between the 15th and the 23rd. remember we are in our new location at 5910 R Street (between grant & univeristy) in the heights!