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04Sep

Butterfly Girl

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Mary Caroe, the Butterfly Girl, always draws a crowd at fiber festivals and local yarn shops when she brings her beautiful spindles and the famed “build a batt” station. Even non-spinners can’t help but sink their hands into the mounds of bright and sparkly fibers laid out before them. This year, Mary has very generously […]
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29Aug

Safronie

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Visitors to The Knitting Fairy in Grand Prairie may be familiar with Allison Ratliff’s Safronie yarn line — striking in their rainbow hues. She’s included a large skein of this yarn as well as a very nice sock knitting book to help our winner but that yarn to great use! Thank you, Allison!
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29Aug

A Thing for String

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Micki Christensen dyes both lovely yarns and fiber, and has generously donated both for our prize packages this year. She has also included bountiful sets of stitch markers to go with them! Her colors and color combinations are simply beautiful. Winners taking these pretties home will really have some treasures!
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29Aug

Petra Breakstone – Yarnz2Go

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Thank you to Petra, the woman who seems to be an endless fount of amazing wearable patterns, who has donated several prizes for our winners: a gorgeous mitt/scarf kit featuring Mary Gavan yarn, a delightful multi-yarn cake with her original accompanying pattern, and a set of her brand new interchangeable shawl pins. So generous, Petra!
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29Aug

Leon Alexander

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Our neighbor to the north, Logan Walters, masterminds the bright and exciting yarns that characterize the Leon Alexander look. You may have seen his work in person at his trunk show at West 7th Wool this year. Thank you, Logan, for gifting our winners with some of your party-in-a-skein yarns!
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26Aug

2017.8 Saturday’s Skeins and Super Heroes

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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 […]
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22Aug

2017.7 So Much More to Come!

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Here we are – Day 5 of the 10-day 2017 DFW Yarn Crawl, and there’s so much yet ahead… Today I wanted to highlight a few of our faithful Destinations and a couple of new faces. Her first year with the Yarn Crawl, we welcome April Cordell of Fleece in Dallas, near the corner of […]
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20Aug

Della-Penelope Soap/Paul Carlson Woodworks

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New to the Yarn Crawl, but not new to the DFW yarn community, you may have seen this couple’s great work at the Knitting Fairy. Deb’s scientific background inspired her to begin making soaps and balms with all-natural botanical ingredients. The scents are light and appealing, and the soaps and balms do not disappoint. Paul’s […]
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19Aug

Anzula

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Anzula joins the DFW Yarn Crawl for the first time this year as a sponsor, and they have outdone themselves in beauty and generosity. This is just a taste of the goodness that our winners will enjoy when the prizes are bestowed! Luxurious fibers, colors and softness! Thank you, Anzula!
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19Aug

Round Table Yarns

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Designer, Indie Dyer and Author, Karen Robinson, is also a giver! Feast your eyes on this lovely sport weight superwash merino yarn in the color way “Quest.” The romance of Karen’s medieval-themed yarns and patterns shines through!
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