Illiana Yarn Crawl

Illiana Yarn Crawl

ILLIANA YARN CRAWL  Illiana Yarn Crawl

July 15 – July 24, 2016

10am – 5pm daily

Gather your friends & plan a road trip!

illiana yarn crawl

Passports are available for purchase at The Fiber Closet, on their website or from any of the participating crawl shops.

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City Stitch Yarn Shop of Boonville, IN is the newest shop to join the list of participating shops. See list below.

Nine local yarn shops along the Illinois-Indiana state line are joining together for the Illiana Yarn Crawl.

Passports are only $10 each and entitle you to the following:

  • A 10% discount on regular priced items during a single shopping trip at each store. Some exclusions apply.
  • One official Illiana Yarn Crawl tote*
  • A special discount on the official IYC yarn* and a free pattern that complements the yarn.
  • Door prizes & drawings at The Fiber Closet. Most of the shops will have drawings but it is at the shop owners discretion.
  • Entry into the Crawl Prize drawings. The more shops you visit the greater the prizes you are eligible to win. I will have a list of prizes later.
  • The freebies you receive will more than cover the $10 passport fee.
  • The chance to road trip with friends, make new friends, discover and explore new towns & areas.

*(while supplies last)

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Visit the Illiana Yarn Crawl website for more in-depth details.

Be sure to like the Facebook page to keep up with all the fun through pictures and posts from fellow crawlers.


Participating shops:


You might be asking why I am promoting the yarn crawl.  My connection is through The Fiber Closet. I sell many of my handmade products in the shop. I help out there occasionally since 5-6 days a week is a lot of time for anyone to maintain a shop single-handedly. The owner, Cheryl Moreo, and I partner in many ventures including fiber shows, online business, joint products, etc. as well as being best friends.

I have met most of the yarn crawl shop owners and find them dedicated, enthusiastic about the yarn shop industry and appreciative of their customers. Anytime I can promote local yarn shops, I jump at the chance. We don’t want to lose our local shops. Online shopping is great and I certainly do my fair share of it. However, online shopping can never replace the care, help, experience you get in your local.

I am sure I will be posting more about the crawl as it gets closer to July. For now though, mark these dates on your calendar and share this with your fiber friends!

August update…aka: Why I am not getting any fiber work done!

Today is going to be a great day!

I am spending my day at The Fiber Closet in Rockville, IN.  I’m getting caught up on a few things in the studio.

Honest… It’s an organized mess!

Afternoon guests of The Fiber Closet will be the local Rug Hookers Group and a group of spinning ladies from Terre Haute in town for lunch.  They made a point to call & make sure the shop would be open.  Love that!!

Life has been crazy busy lately with garden vegetables to put up for winter & summer activities with the grandkids.

Carts of Corn!
Champion Bean Snapper
Life on the farm!

How are you celebrating wonderful month of August?

Cooling off after a hard day of work!

The Reason I Have Been Absent from the Blog

I realize I have been missing in action from the blog.
I should have posted a quick blurb explaining why ….. But I didn’t.  So what follows is the condensed version.  
I Moved My Studio!!!
I am now located in the back of 
“The Yarn Shop on the Square”
120 S. Market St.
Rockville, IN 47872
This came about rather abruptly when Cheryl moved The Fiber Closet from her home to the new location on the square.  As I way of helping her out and increasing my productivity, I moved my studio into the back room.  All classes and activities that were located in my former space are still available in the new studio.
As an added bonus, The Fiber Closet is currently open 7 days a week. This works out well for me because if you wish to purchase any of my products, chances are you can make it into Rockville much easier than you could catch me at the home studio.   
I have been crazy busy helping her move & set up the new shop. So far I have only moved 2 looms in but expect to get the rest in this fall. I seem to be much more inspired by being located near all the fiber.  I especially love dye days when I can watch all the magic happen from my desk.
Also during this time frame I attended TNNA. The National Needles Arts summer show was in Columbus, OH in mid June.  As always, I had the best of times.  I love seeing all the new products coming out soon.  I took a couple of classes and attended a few events that I will tell you about soon.
We made a trip to SanFrancisco to visit Emily & Chris.  
Required trip to ImagiKnit
We celebrated a couple of very important birthdays in July.  Lily (4) and Liam (2) each got to spend a special day with Nana & Pop Pop.  There was toy shopping, special dinners, movies.  I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or us.  I do know who wore out first…!
Ok, That was the short ( haha) recap of my life recently.  Hopefully I will be back soon with more details on TNNA, the TKGA show in Indy and Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg
On the needles:
A vest for The Fiber Closet KAL
A Duo Shawlette
Swatches for several upcoming classes
Various UFO projects currently in hiding
Be kind! Be tolerant,
and as always……
Live a creative life!!