Photo: A Jacob's ram
Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl
Mark the Calendar: March 28—March 29, 2015
Hudson Valley Spring Yarn Crawl
Red Hook, NY (March 6, 2015) . . . . Ding Dong! The Winter’s Gone! The Wicked Old Winter’s Gone! Well, almost. Make your plans now to shake off the snow-bound blahs and get moving. Grab your fiber friends and join the Crawl! The Spring 2015 Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl will take place March 28 & 29. Up and down the Hudson Valley, yarn and fiber shops and farms will have their shelves filled with delights for the senses: from neon brights to gentle pastels, colorific creations will chase away the grays of arctic-cold skies and the squishy, downy, silky yarns and fibers will revive your frost-dulled fingers. Added treat: Spring is lambing time – plenty to watch and wonder! There’s something for everyone to help restore the soul and transition from survival mode to savor mode. Check the list of participating shops and farms to find nearby opportunities or opportunities for exploring what’s out there where you’ve never gone before.
The Yarn Crawl: it’s the thing to do!
West of the Hudson River
Cluckin A Critter Farm LLC
680 West Road Greenville, NY 518-966-5157
Sat: 10—5; Sun: 10—4
A wonderful farm and farm store with fiber products, tools and beautiful artwork.
Pinewoods Farm Wool Shop
71 Phillips Road
Sat: 10—6; Sun: 12—4
Solace and charm surround the cottage store which features knitting, weaving, spinning, felting and rug hooking supplies, equipment, classes and meet ups.
White Barn Farm
815 Albany Post Road
New Paltz, NY
Sat: 10—6; Sun: 12—5
Freshly sheared Cormo and California Red fleeces available. A full array of yarns and supplies and great classes.
American Needle Works
10 North St.,
Sat: 10—6; Sun: 10—4
This working needle arts studio offers classes in knitting, crochet and needlepoint as well as the finest designer yarn and threads.
Cornwall Yarn Shop
227 Main Street
Sat: 11—3; Sun: 9—2
Located on Main St in the town of Cornwall, the shop has everything for the knitter & crocheter - from basic "workhorse yarns", to traditional yarns and designer blends. Consult the website and newsletter to keep up to date on classes and events.
East of the Hudson River
Spruce Ridge Farm
434 Route 13 Old Chatham, NY 518-794-6294
Sat: 10—4; Sun: 10—4
Beautiful alpacas in a bucolic setting. Lots of other farm animals to see. Shop sells a lovely array of alpaca fiber products including yarn, roving, batting, rugs and apparel.
The Warm Ewe
31 Main St
Sat: 10—5; Sun: 11:30—3
Located in the historic village of Chatham, we offer a wide selection of knitting yarns in lace weight to super bulky, pure wool and cotton and blends, luxury fibers, novelty yarns, and specialty hand-dyed yarns in every price range along with quality fabrics and patterns, books, magazines, needles, tools and accessories for the discriminating knitter and seamstress.
58 Spring Road Hudson, NY 518-828-4554
Sat: 10—3; Sun: 10—3
Delightful yarn shop powered by the SUN. Workshops in knitting and spinning; knitting retreats. Check website for the newsletter and calendar
Blackberry Hill Farm
156 Bells Pond Road
Sat: 10—4; Sun: 10—3
Charming Family Farm featuring Cormo sheep and Llamas and their yarns, wool roving, fiber art, maple syrup and the nicest herbal Healing Salve you can get. Cormo lamb roving and a lovely cormo/llama/alpaca yarn.
Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co.
192 Yantz Road Red Hook, NY 845-758-3130
Sat: 10—4; Sun: 12—4
Working woolen mill and sheep farm raising shetland and icelandic sheep. The shop features their own yarns, Jacquard dyes, felting needs and felt, drop spindles, and plenty of commercial yarns, books and patterns; and a section for rug hookers!
29 West Market St.
Red Hook, NY
Sat: 11—6; Sun: 11—4
Specializing in US made and Fair Trade yarn and striving to include only yarn that is ethically sourced and produced. Will be offering a 15% discount on our vast selection of beautiful yarns, including our new spring cotton and linen blends!
The Knitting Garage
A.L. Stickle Variety Store 13 East Market St Rhinebeck, NY 845-876-3206
Sat: 9—5; Sun: 11—4
Walk through the old time 5 & 10 cents type store to the Knitting Garage in back. The yarns in the shop are just lovely and abundant. Sample yarn provided on needles to try-what fun! Right in downtown Rhinebeck.
Point of View Farm
41 Ludlow Woods Rd
Sat: 9—5; Sun: 11:30—6
Working farm raising heritage Finnsheep. Visit with baby lambs, browse our selection of exclusive yarns, hand spinning wool and fleeces, sheepskins, and exclusive sheep milk soaps. Yarn spinning, knitting and weaving demonstrations throughout the day. Northeast Organic Farmers Association Farmer’s Pledge USDA lamb cuts from farm are always available. Easter Leg of Lamb special pricing for yarn crawlers.
1697 Salt Point Tpke
Salt Point, NY
Sat: 10—2; Sun: 10—2
Family operated since 1798. Offering a delightful selection of alpaca and mohair yarns and fibers, uniquely and creatively prepared. Food for the eyes and hands and locally raised for the feast or the everyday dinner. Come meet Gus, and Theodore and Rosie and the gang — a treat for the kids and grandkids.
Black Sheep Yarns
12 Old Barn Rd.
(Main St. behind House of Brooks),
Kent, CT; 860-927-3808
Sat: 10 – 5; Sun: 11:30—5
Charming spacious shop for shopping and classes. Divine collections of yarn to choose from.
Yarn & Craft Box
24 Charles Colman Blvd. Pawling NY 845-855-1632
Sat: 9:30—4:30; Sun: 10—3
Lovely shop in downtown Pawling chock full of yarns and accessories for the knitter and crocheter and a notions section for sewing needs.
Out of the Loop
2593 Rt 52 Taconic Plaza
Hopewell Junction, NY
Sat: 10 – 4; Sun: 12—4
Gorgeous yarns and great classes to help you put them together at this well stocked shop. Everything for the savvy knitter.
Virtual Shops Participating in the Spring 2015 Yarn Crawl
Pandia’s Jewels: Fiber dyed to order, fiber, yarns; www.pandiasjewels.com
Bittersweet Woolery: Dyed fiber focus on low contrast harmonious colorways; www.bittersweetwoolery.com
Mt. Rutsen Studio: Hand painted wool, knitting tools and accessories, yarn carousels; www.mtrutsenstudio.com
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art: Fine hand knit fashion accessories, original knitting patterns, hand- crafted wood shawl pins; www.elenarosenberg.com
Into the Whirled: Handpainted yarn, spinning fiber, and drumcarded batts meticulously crafted in the Catskill Mountains of New York; www.intothewhirled.com
Link here for a printable list of the above farms