General News

Great Turnout for Spring 2013 Crawl

What a great turnout for the Spring 2013 Crawl! Thanks to all of the yarn crawlers who made their way across the Triangle to visit our wonderful local yarn shops. The combination of The Hunt and the very tempting Grand Prize encouraged an outstanding number of crawl participants estimated at 80 to complete the challenging journey of visiting all nine participating yarn shops.

A quick shout out to those ladies who came all the way from Virginia Beach – We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Spring2013 Crawl Kickoff

We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the Crawl Kickoff at Great Yarns bright and early Saturday morning. The first 20 attendees were greeted with a Triangle Yarn Crawl project bag and an extra raffle ticket for door prizes. We had a variety of bagels from Bruegger’s Bagels and pinwheels from Whole Foods of Raleigh and more baked goods provided by yarn crawl organizers. Here’s the doughnut muffin recipe for those of you who loved them.

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Our local designers Mari Chiba of Mari Knits and Rohn Strong of Strong and Stone made The Hunt possible. We hope everyone enjoyed searching for the stuffed TYC symbols hidden throughout the shops and figuring out the three word phrase. Be sure to redeem your Ravelry coupon code before it expires on Sunday, March 31st.

Thanks to our wonderful yarn shops who put together great promotions and raffle prizes full of goodies, and to Cascade Yarns for donating additional raffle prizes. Congratulations to all of our LYS Raffle Prize winners!  We apologize in advance if we’ve misspelled your name.

Admit Ewe Knit – Deborah Jennette
Cozy – Erin Chapman
DownTown Knits – Christin Sapikowski
Great Yarns – Donna Gilbert, Barbara Odgers, Katherine Cherry
Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Lisa Doherty
The Twisted Knitter – LeGrande Smith, Becky Bollinger, Deborah Reardon, Erin Chipman, Jane Carter, Samm Miller
Warm ‘n Fuzzy – Michelle Behymer
Yarn Tree Studio – Jannette Ammonf, Melissa Zipilowski, Mary Peace Brown
Yarns Etc. – Angie Reedy, Ann Crews, Bee Adams

With support from our great sponsors, we put together quite an impressive Grand Prize made up of beautiful patterns and yarns from Avillion Farm, Berroco, The Fibre Company, SweetGeorgia, Quince & Co. and Swans Island along with neat project bags and a very cute zippered pouch from Namaste, a beautiful clay yarn bowl from my mother-in-law Barb (the first of it’s kind), and handknit-friendly soap from Soakwash. Congratulations to Brenda Wills who won!

A huge thanks to our Sponsors, especially sustaining sponsors like Carolina FiberFest and all nine Triangle-area yarn shops, and TYC Organizers Michelle, Jessica, Gail, Nicole and Lauren who made this event possible. We couldn’t have pulled it off without their support. THANK YOU!

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Do you have questions, comments, ideas about the Triangle Yarn Crawl? Share them via our Contact page and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

General News

Carolina FiberFest

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Join us for the 7th Annual Carolina FiberFest

Carolina FiberFest takes place April 5-7th at the Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds. This great fiber arts event features classes, demonstrations, sheep shearing and herding, Saturday children’s day, and shopping at more than 40 vendors for yarn, roving, fleeces, specialty items, gifts and more.

Carolina FiberFest is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit CarolinaFiberFest.org

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 6th – Event Hours 10am-5pm

Time Description
10am-5pm Children’s Day, sponsored by Triangle Weaver’s Guild
10am-2pm Fleece to Shawl, sponsored by Twisted Threads Fiber Guild
10:30am World War Knitting by Rohn Strong
11am Sheep Herding by Dave Thomas’ Working Border Collies
12pm Sheep Shearing by David Sweeny
12:30pm Shaker Knitting by Rohn Strong
1pm Sheep Herding by Dave Thomas’ Working Border Collies
1:30pm Selecting the Right Fleece for Your Project by Elaina Kenyon
2pm Sheep Shearing by David Sweeny
3pm Finished Objects Fashion Show

 Sunday, April 7th – Event Hours 10am-4pm

Time Description
12pm Getting Started with Fiber Animals: Finding What Fits Your Homestead and Goals by Elaina Kenyon
1pm Behind the Scenes of Professional Knitwear Design with Mari Chiba
2pm Sheep Shearing by David Sweeny
2-4pm Ravelry Revelry hosted by Yarn Tree Studio

Lions Club Fairgrounds
505 North 7th Street
Sanford, NC 27330

Friday, April 5 4 pm – 6 pm (Classes & Marketplace)
Saturday, April 6 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 7 10 am – 4 pm