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!

The Fiber Event 2015

The Fiber Event 2015 is April 17 & 18.

Oh my gosh!  Where did the time go.  I am no where near ready for this first show of the season.  I swear every year I am going to be ready early.  It just never happens.


This year I am taking:

a basket of arm knitting yarns 2015-04-07 10.41.19 sheep mugs 2015-04-07 10.56.13  sheep greeting cards 2015-04-07 10.43.06,

fiber related pins 2015-04-07 11.02.44 Crystalett stitch markers  crystaletts gold Tag-a-stitch markers Tagastitch by Crystaletts


several of my hand-beaded bracelets 2014-10-19 16.27.21 a large selection of handmade beaded abacus counters 2015-04-07 11.13.29

and several new beaded creations (hint, hint possibly key chains) that are still in the last minute planning stages.


I will once again be in The Fiber Closet booth in the Community building.  Our newest endeavor is The Yarn Shop Fiberistas.  YSF is comprised of Cheryl Ann’s Colors featuring hand-dyed yarn & fiber, Sweet Dottie Long’s embroidered & sewn creations, and my own eclectic mix of products under Gina Mitchell Designs.  Together we are now part of The Fiber Closet. 

So please join us at The Fiber Event!

The Fiber Event at Greencastle

The Fiber Event 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE admission! FREE parking!

Putnam County Fairgrounds
Greencastle, Indiana

There will be vendors galore, workshops, food, animals and new this year a Spin-In!


New Year

green & Copper Wide Cuff

New Year thoughts.

Well, I am not off to a very good start as far as writing more often in the new year.

It’s 4 weeks in before my first post!

In my defense, it was the Holidays. And for us the celebrations continued through the January family birthday parties.

This was followed up by some personal traveling. More on that in another post.

So, what I am trying to say is: Happy Belated New Year!






I have a new plan, lots of enthusiastic ideas for the new year and a renewed energy & excitement.

The new year traveling was very good for me. I feel more rested than I have in ages.


Here is a peek at my current project.

Dark Green, Cream & Copper Wide Cuff
Dark green, copper & cream wide cuff bracelet




It is a slow project. When finished there will be nearly 5,000 beads in it! Each tiny seed bead has to be picked up on a needle according to the design & stitched into place.

This wide, beaded cuff bracelet in copper, dark green & cream will be available here, in the Etsy shop or at The Fiber Closet  very soon if you are interested.





I am off to continue working on new plans.  Do you have any new year projects that you can share with the blog? We would all love to see them!