We’ve stampeded to the last weekend of the 2017 Yarn Crawl, and as usual, Saturday is packed with so much color and smooshy goodness, it’s hard to know where to turn. But let’s soldier on, shall we?
In Dallas, near Inwood Road, Forest Lane and the Dallas North Tollway is Holley’s Yarn Shoppe,* a Dallas favorite for many years. Owner Susan Wellik has been providing beautiful yarns, classes and a warm community, and many stitchers rely on her when they get in a bind. But during the Yarn Crawl, Holley’s is also home to some amazing Independent Yarn Artists, like Abby Owens of Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.* Abby and her husband Byron hail from nearby east Texas, and specialize in some drop-dead gorgeous hand dyed yarns. I hope you can catch them while they’re close, but if you don’t, you can also catch them in September at Stitches Texas.
Up the road in McKinney, in her new stand-alone shop is Ginger of McKinney Knittery. Give yourself time to find a parking place, and check out this cozy little cottage of color. The shop takes a little looking–it’s behind another building right on the street, but it’s worth it. Check out her classes and regular stitching times beyond the Crawl. Ginger is hosting our friend Rebecca Dunn of Lazy Cat Yarn,* also a magician with the dye pots. Rebecca’s yarn bases and colors make the strongest Yarny a little weak in the knees. Be sure to catch her trunk show Saturday.
On the Fort Worth side, be sure to get by West 7th Wool,* where Amy and Hunter have the rowdiest Eventzee team in the world! If you see Crawlers decked out in their Wonder Woman or
Superhero costumes, they belong to the W7W Team, poised to win the first ever Yarn Crawl Eventzee Pizza Party. The W7W team is popular and powerful for a reason: the Young’s have rallied a fierce and loyal following to their warm, upscale shop. W7W hosts Ana Clerk of Yarn Carnival* on Saturday, a woman of formidable dyeing talent and reputation. Her colors are at once whimsical and edgy, and they wind up in some fantastic projects.
Yesterday, W7W hosted a visiting Indie Artist from Oklahoma – Logan Walters of Leon Alexander Yarns.* Logan’s bright and splashy color ways grab the eye, set his yarns apart from the crowd. Thanks, Leon Alexander, for contributing to our amazing prize packages this year!
Just tomorrow left for 2017’s DFW Yarn Crawl, but the fibery goodness doesn’t quit!
Holley’s Yarn Shoppe – 5211 Forest Lane, Suite 115, Dallas 75244
McKinney Knittery – 106 1/2 Church Street, McKinney 75069
West 7th Wool – 3612 West 7th Street, Fort Worth 76107