This unique event promoting the fiber arts culture features 6 Los Angeles communities; 25 shop owners; 18 L.A. women-owned businesses....SPRAWLED ACROSS ALL OF L.A. County FOR ONE EVENT in FOUR DAYS! The Yarn Crawl is 143 MILES - all to promote Fiber Arts!
9th ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY YARN CRAWL KNITS CREATIVES TOGETHER FOR A FOUR-DAY EVENT MARCH 26-29, 2020
(Los Angeles, CA) – The Los Angeles melting pot is made up of many creatives spanning across film, stage, screen, fine arts and the culinary scene. There’s a distinctive arts group who crave “much more fiber,” and they’re ready to leave you in beautiful stitches. “Got Yarn?” In its 9th year, the L.A. County Yarn Crawl will knit together eighteen Los Angeles County local women-owned businesses for ONE four-day fiber-filled yarn event ready to throw you for a loop of knitting, crocheting and spinning creative minds and hearts into a colorful tapestry March 26-29, 2020 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In a world with a competitive business economy, what makes this event unique is that the shops are each unique onto themselves. With a varying range of business experience from 50 years to just under one year - these entrepreneurs respect each other as they cater to their own fiber arts communities with their brick and mortar businesses. They keep fighting the good fight against the digital sales world in order to provide the tangible “feeling” of yarn, and meeting customers face-to-face, all while “knitting together” an all-inclusive community.
The L.A. County Yarn Crawl will host a special passport prize promotion where all eighteen shops will feature a $300 gift basket prize. Crafters and yarn enthusiasts can enter to win the opportunity drawing after leaving behind a completed passport indicating the Yarn Crawl sprawl of shops have been visited. Can’t make the entire crawl? No worries… there are other prize opportunities with gift certificates: https://layarncrawl.org/pages/about-the-la-yarn-crawl
Of the eighteen women-owned yarn shops, there are twenty-five owners featuring ten California Natives from Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Torrance, Burbank, SFV, Long Beach, San Marino, Rancho Cucamonga, La Verne and San Dimas; and the remaining U.S. and global transplants to L.A. County from Turkey, France, New York, Rhode Island, Austria, Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio, Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia with two U.S. globetrotters, one from an Air Force family. Together they have a whopping grand total of 316 combined years of business ownership experience. The participating yarn shops sprawled across L.A. include the following areas:
San Fernando Valley: Zoe’s Knit Studio (Tarzana), L’Atelier on Ventura (Encino), La Knitterie Parisienne (Studio City), and Valley Village’s The Altered Stitch (with The Yarnover Truck mobile appearance 3/26/2020).
The Westside: Wildfiber Studio (Santa Monica) and Jennifer Knits (Brentwood.)
South Bay: L’Atelier (Redondo Beach) and Inglewood’s The Knitting Tree L.A. (with The Yarnover Truck mobile appearance 3/28/2020).
Long Beach: Stitches in Time Yarn (Bellflower) and Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay Yarn Company, (with The Yarnover Truck mobile appearance 3/27/2020).
Downtown Los Angeles: Gather DTLA and The Little Knittery (Los Feliz).
San Gabriel Valley: Wollhaus (Pasadena), A Stitch in Time Needlework (San Marino), Bourgee Boutique/Yarnaholic Store (Claremont), Phebie’s NeedleArt (Claremont), and in La Verne, Make One Yarn Company (with The Yarnover Truck mobile appearance 3/29/2020).
The L.A. County Yarn Crawl’s group of unique shops are committed toward educating and teaching yarn crafts. The four-day event will feature special $300 prize giveaways via a passport and feature many other individual shop surprises. https://layarncrawl.org/pages/about-the-la-yarn-crawl
The purpose of the event is to create awareness by bringing together the Los Angeles community in the fiber arts all while creating friendships, inspiring creativity, projects, and memories to last a lifetime.