YarnPlaces is a one-stop shop to find places and events related to spinning, knitting, crochet and weaving. We provide the most up-to-date information on the web on yarn shops, wool farms, fiber mills, and yarn events (including fiber festivals, fiber markets and expos, knitting retreats, fiber tours, knitting cruises and yarn crawls). Not only do we map all of these places and events, but we also provide a description, photos, hours of operation, and links to a primary website and email.
This is a whole lot of information. While we have a research staff that is constantly addressing gaps in information and updating the site, we also rely on our visitors. After all, who knows your local yarn scene better than you? We encourage you to contribute to the site, adding places that are missing, and deleting places you know have closed. We really do think of this as a community effort!
In addition to the maps and directories, we have a couple of other features. We have a blog where we will keep you posted on interesting happenings and current events related to knitting places. We also have a Featured section where we will periodically feature a knitting shop, fiber farm, group or event that provides in depth information. This place will be chosen from entries submitted to the site. You can check out the Featured tab for more information about submissions.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! For more on our backstory, see our initial blog entry.