Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Next Stop - Block Island!

The Great Rhody Yarn Crawl must be the only yarn crawl in the US with a stop that requires a boat ride!

North Light Fibers is located on Abrams Farm on Block Island. One of the few year-round businesses on the island, North Light Fibers is a working fiber mill producing yarns spun from exotic blends of fibers such as locally raised alpaca, buffalo, camel, and llama.

Abrams Farm is home to many of these exotic animals! You may encounter the same alpaca, camel, or llama whose fiber is used in the yarn produced in the mill. But you may also see the emu, kangaroo, tortoise, or lemur on the farm!

Sven and and Laura Risom, owners and operators of the mill, will be offering tours for the GRYC. On top of their beautifully spun yarns, the mill store is chock full of hand woven blankets, hand knit wearables, and many other hand crafted items created with the fibers and yarns blended, carded, and spun on the premises.

To allow Crawlers more time to visit North Light Fibers, we have included some special dates for this location only. To be eligible for the North Light Crawl basket and to have your passport stamped, visit the Mill and store April 6, 7, 13, or 14 from 10am - 4pm. Food donations accepted at North Light will be donated to a food pantry on Block Island.  Please check the ferry schedule at the Block Island Ferry website for more information on how to get to the island. Vehicle service is available on the ferry, but there are also many taxi services on the island. This map shows the 2 mile walking route from the ferry dock to Abrams Farm on Spring Road.

EDIT - though the Google map says the farm is a 2 mile walk from the ferry dock, Sven assures us that it's actually only 5 minutes. The Ferry employees on the island will be able to give you directions from the dock too!

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