October 6th – 15th, 2023
Central Texas yarn crawl kicks off today. Head over the The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas website to download the treasure map and preview participating shops. Visit shops, get stickers, enter to win prizes. Grab a yarn or two or ten along the way. It’s a great time to stock up for gift making and holiday prep too. Wouldn’t it be fun to visit all thirteen shops? What a great little adventure. I’d say a good challenge too. There will be some driving involved. Day(s) trip planning is in order. The shops range from Bandera to Bastrop and Georgetown to San Antonio. Each shop is different and you’ll find a variety of specialties on the crawl. So Much Fun!!
Fiber Fate will be at Farm to Needle Yarn Shop in New Braunfels for a Trunk Show and spinning demonstration all day Saturday, October 14th. Visit Farm to Needle Saturday, October 7th, for a Punch Needle Art Exhibit and Mobile Fiber Petting Zoo. I love this shop. It’s got a nice yarn vibe inside, a nice sitting area outside.
Not to distract from the yarn, but there is also a popcorn shop next door that has an amazing array of sweet and savory popcorn flavors. They have A LOT to choose from. I bought the the hot dog & ketchup flavor for my family to try and it was a hit. If popcorn isn’t your thing, and you need to take a quick refuel break during the crawl, there’s a coffee shop and other food options all within a minute or two walk of Farm to Needle Yarn Shop. Check out the the Gruene Lake Village website for details and hours.
See you soon!
I attended this outdoor gathering for the first time last year purely as a consumer. It was a lovely sunny day and I was eager to get out of the house to shop the small businesses and see what the heck was going on out there at the Blue Mule Winery. Lots of us where just coming out of our COVID lockdown at that point, eager to get out and about. Despite a tad bit of wind, it was a wonderful event with lots of yarn (of course) and other fibery things, music, classes, a food truck, and drinky-poos for some extra delicious relaxation.
This year, April 2022, I will be vending and teaching at this lovely event. I’ll have a variety of handspun yarns and spinning fiber – batts, flicked fiber, and washed fleece available.
Sign up for my Beginning Drop Spindle Spinning class and learn some of the basics of spinning yarn. My class starts at 10:30 am and runs two hours until 12:30 pm. It’s a great time slot! You read more about it and sign-up at texasyarnloversevent.com.
If you take my class, you will have plenty of time to get into the event and get your bearings and maybe even browse a few vendors on the way in. There will be plenty of time after to relax, get some food, drinks, sweets, shop, and enjoy the serenity of being away from the city and in the fresh calm outdoors of the Blue Mule Winery. In addition to the big outdoor tent area, there is plenty of one-off spaces to break for knitting, sharing with friends, or some cherished self time. It would not be weird to bring a blanket or a lawn chair to relax on. Hopefully, like last year, it’s another wonderful sunny day.
For all you knitters our there, there is a KAL! It is scheduled to start April 3rd. The knit project is by Designer, Morgan Wolterdorf. She announced the design on her Instagram account @morthunder. Follow her on IG and sign up at her website for additional information about the KAL. The final piece of the KAL will be done at the Texas Yarn Lovers Event, April 23rd, in person with Morgan. There will be a group picture of everyone with their project.
Texas Yarn Lovers Event – Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Blue Mule Winery – 8127 N FM 1291, Fayetteville, TX 78940
So much to look forward to.