April 27th is Local Yarn Store Day! 🎉 That’s this Saturday! The celebration was invented by the National Needlearts Association (TNNA), and now it’s in its sixth year.
Local Yarn Store Day was invented to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. And it’s been really successful.
Yarn companies and yarn stores alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes, and more! Any excuse to buy yarn, learn more, and meet likeminded individuals.
We all like this to be a world-wide endeavour, but unfortunately, only my US friends get to find their yarn stores all propped up for the events.
What is nifty is that all participating local yarn stores have been asked to keep their local offers local and to not offer them online till the end of this year. Pretty clever, I’d say.
Where I Buy My Yarn Locally
Over the years, I have purchased yarn just about anywhere. One of my favourite yarn purchases recently was a handmade silk yarn on a craft market in Bath, UK — where I also discovered and learned how to make these gorgeous felt stone rugs.
Where do You Buy?
What is your favourite yarn purchase? Any plans to go shopping Saturday? Where would you go, and what do you like to get/do?