Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Store Highlight - The Yarn Outlet

The Yarn Outlet in Pawtucket stocks all your favorites from Cascade, Ella Rae, and Brown Sheep, and offers tons of classes in new techniques (Entrelac, anyone?)

In addition to food donations for the Greenville Baptist Church, this year The Yarn Outlet will be collecting scarves for Stay Warm Providence. Those donating a scarf will receive one entry into a special, second prize basket!

The Yarn Outlet
50 Division St
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Store hours for the Crawl
Friday, April 11 9am-4:30pm
Saturday, April 12 11am-5pm

Monday, April 7, 2014

Store Highlight: Perfectly Twisted Yarn

Perfectly Twisted Yarn, currently located at historic Tiverton Four Corners, stocks all your favorite yarns plus accessories like Handmade Expressions fair trade bags, and ChiaoGoo needles.

Perfectly Twisted Yarns is offering a store-wide 15% discount for the Crawl! On Saturday, they will be having a treasure hunt from 1pm-4pm. Crawlers are invited to peruse their selection of yarns to find one marked with a special sticker. If the skein you find during these hours is marked with the correct hour, it's yours. FREE!

Perfectly Twisted will also be giving everyone who makes a purchase a $5 coupon redeemable at their new location (651 R Main Road, Tiverton as of May 1st.) All food donated will be delivered to Old Stone Church Food Pantry.

Perfectly Twisted
3879 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878

Store hours for the Crawl:
Friday and Saturday, April 11+12 11am-5pm
Sunday, April 13 12pm-5pm

Friday, April 4, 2014

You're Invited!

Please join us at
Mount Hope Farm for the
4th Annual Culmination Ceremony for
The Great Rhody Yarn Crawl
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mount Hope Farm is an historic farm with over 200 acres of land and many historic buildings. The trust that owns and operates the Farm strives to keep the farm open and accessible to the public by hosting many public events such as a weekly Farmer's Market 

The Fiber Arts Marketplace at the Culmination Ceremony is chock full of New England hand crafters and tasty treats! Come have lunch or a cupcake and delicious cup of coffee and turn in your Crawl Passport. Each stamp on your Passport gets you one entry into the raffle for our Grand Prize Basket. The more stores you visit, the more chances you have to win. Visit every stop on the Crawl for an extra raffle ticket! Mount Hope Farm will be accepting donations for the East Bay Food Pantry.

NOTE! You do not have to attend the Culmination Ceremony to be eligible for the store prize baskets. Each store on the Crawl will have their own prize basket full of awesome things from our sponsors. The Culmination Ceremony and Grand Prize Basket is a special, extra prize and an added incentive to visit as many shops as you can! And, of course, an excellent excuse to meet up with some friends, visit a beautiful local landmark, and do a bit more shopping. The drawing will take place at 4pm so there will be plenty of time to fit some Crawling in before stopping by the Farm.

Food Vendors

Acacia Cafe
The Coffee Guy

Fiber Arts Marketplace

Autumn Olive
Dancing Threads RI

Dirty Water Dyeworks
Leslie Wind
Play at Life Fiber Arts

Pretty Useful Things

Quaere Fibre
Rising Sun Earthworks
Rose Ann Hunter
SimplyBrook Knits

Sophiez Soap

Thistledown Yarns

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Store Hightlight - Knit One Quilt Too

Knit One Quilt Too is the newest store on the Crawl. Located in Barrington, Knit One Quilt Too stocks your favorite workhorse yarns and many indie dyers such as Zen Yarn Garden, Toil & Trouble, and Sweet Georgia. As it's name suggests, they also carry a full line of quilting and sewing fabrics, designs, kits, and supplies to complete your project.

To celebrate the Crawl, Knit One Quilt Too will be hosting a MadelineTosh trunk show all weekend and a Fish Belly Fiber Works trunk show on Sunday. They will be offering a 5% discount to anyone who brings an item to donate to TAPIN, an all-volunteer, nonprofit agency that serves Barrington, Bristol, Warren, and East Providence.

Knit One Quilt Too
10 Anoka Ave.
Barrington, RI 02806

Store hours for the Crawl
Friday and Saturday, Aprill 11+12 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 13 10am-2pm

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Store Highlight - Yarnia

Yarnia, located in the historic mill city of Woonsocket, is happy to debut its new location! Now at 285 Main St, Yarnia's new spot boasts ample parking and lots of natural light in addition to their wonderful selection of yarns, spinning and weaving equipment.

To ensure excitement, Yarnia has added some fantastic new inventory -- including but not limited to 47 colors of super soft Manos Maxima, 20 colors of Manos Alegria, and Swans Island Fingering Merino. Plan on seeing lots of pattern support with a Manos trunk show, a great selection of Knitbot patterns, and Swans Island beautifully produced pamphlets.

Melissa, of the Opulent Squid, shares Yarnia's space and you will be able to see her unique collection of quirky jewelry. In addition to traditional beading techniques, she enjoys working with found objects and paper ephemera.

Be sure to like Yarnia on Facebook at to learn about their daily Crawl giveaways!

Yarnia is working with Family Resources of RI to get the most local impact out of your food donations. Thanks, Yarnia!

285 Main Street, Suite 1
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 762-0671

Store hours for the Crawl
Friday and Saturday, April 11+12 10am-7pm
Sunday, April 13 10am-4pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Store Highlight - North Light Fibers on Block Island

North Light Fibers, on Block Island, is a small mini mill that specializes in spinning exotic fiber blend yarns. You can see some of this fiber in the wild as the mill and shop are located in the middle of an animal farm which is home to alpaca, camel, llama, and more.

To give everyone a chance to visit Block Island, North Light Fibers is celebrating the Crawl for two weekends. Tours will be offered Saturday and Sunday April 5 and 6 or April 12 and 13 at 12:15pm each of these days. The 11am ferry from Point Judith will get visitors to the island in time for the tour. North Light Fibers and all other points of interest are within walking distance of the ferry dock.

All non perishable food donations will be given to the Helping Hands Food Pantry and stay right on the island!

North Light Fibers will be giving generous discounts (almost 30% off!) to those customers purchasing more than 2 skeins of yarn and have worked with Mohegan Cafe and Brewery to offer a $5 coupon to those with a Crawl Passport. 

North Light Fibers
129 Spring Street, Abrams Farm
Block Island, RI

Store hours for the Crawl (separate from Mill tour)
Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 12pm-4pm
Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13 12pm-4pm