Participation is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in learning more about the Portland-area fiber arts community and local yarn shops. To join in the discussion with other crawlers online, take a peek at our social media platforms.
Local brick and mortar yarn shops in the Portland area who meet a few basic criteria can choose to apply to and collaborate in planning and running the Crawl each year.
Participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl is easy:
Before the Crawl, fill out and print your 2019 Passport. New this year, the passport is a fillable pdf! This should help us tackle an ongoing problem of not being able to read the contact info on submitted passports – and thus having difficulty contacting prize winners. To fill out your passport, just click on the highlighted lines to enter in your information, then print out the completed form. On Macs, PDFs should open right up in the built-in Preview program. On PCs, if you haven’t opened a PDF file before you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can still print out a blank form and handwrite in your info – just be sure to do it very neatly so all words and numbers are distinct and legible. Whether your text is typed or handwritten, feel free to add any helpful explanatory notes regarding email addresses containing letters/numbers that look similar, like 0 (number zero) vs O (capital letter o) or l (lower case letter l) vs I (capital letter i) vs 1 (number one). Thanks for your help!
Get your Rose City Yarn Crawl Passport stamped at each of the participating shops, then submit your completed passport at the last shop you visit before the close of business on Sunday. That enters you to win one of our amazing Grand Prize Baskets filled with gifts from sponsors and participating shops!
Not able to visit every shop and complete a passport? Not to worry. Sign in at each shop you visit to be entered to win one of the SIX prizes offered at each shop. No purchase necessary! See more details on the prizes page.
Prize winners will be notified and posted online the Tuesday after the Crawl.
Thursday – Sunday – All Day: Alexandra - The Art of Yarn Trunk Show
Alexandra, a long time Blizzard favorite, will be joining us for the entire yarn crawl with all the best and brightest colors. With colors from speckles to gradients and yarns from wool to cashmere, Alexandra is sure to have something to make your next project shine.
Thursday March 7th 6 pm – 9 pm: CJ Reid Book Signing
Don't miss the book signing from CJ Reid. This author of fiberful historical fiction will join us to talk about her latest work.
Friday March 8th 9 am - 8 pm: Blizzard Makers' Trunk Show
Friday the fun continues with our very own Blizzard Maker's Trunk Show. Our own staff will be bringing in creations of their own. With Jewelry, Felted Items, Project Bags, Paintings by Irina and more already on the menu, this is a great time to really get to know our amazing Makers.
Saturday March 9th 9 am – 8 pm: ReCrochetions Trunk Show
Laurinda Reddig has been featured in multiple publications and has written an amazing book for crochet both right and left handed. Her work has won awards and really stands on its own merits. She will be joined by long time friend CJ Reid, historical fiction author.
Larissa Brown – Knitting Designs Trunk Show
We'll be joined on Saturday by local designer Larissa Brown. Her designs are stunning creations that lend themselves well to a Pacific Northwest sensibility. Her recent Mystery Knit Alongs have been Lunar based, and we are all mooning over gorgeous finished projects.
Sunday March 10th 9 am – 6 pm: Erika – Meet the Designer – Knitwork Design Studio
Join us for the release of the Green Man Collection from Knitworkdesignstudio with our very own Erika Stevenson. Erika, a network engineer by trade, has put her skills to great use and will be premiering her latest designs with us on Sunday, with gorgeous samples of previous designs to view.
You can pre-order either of these items by stopping by the shop or calling us at 360-991-5350.
Attach this limited edition pin to your RCYC Tote Bag, or add it to your collection of fabulous flair. This hard enamel pin features a blooming ball of yarn outlined in shiny gold, measures over 1” tall, and attaches with a rubber backing.
This year’s colorful tote bag artwork celebrates our 2019 “A Walk in the Park” theme and features ten blooming balls of yarn, one for each local yarn shop participating in the crawl. Carry your tote bag during the crawl and we’ll have a different 1” button waiting for you at each shop you visit. Yep, that’s right! Ten flowers, ten shops, ten collectible LYS buttons. Fun!
Designed and screen printed in Portland, the tote bag is made of durable 10 oz cotton canvas and measures 15” wide x 17” tall with a 6.25” deep gusset and a 16” strap.
Pre-order now and we’ll have your purchase waiting for you during the crawl at the shop you designate as your first stop. Tote pre-orders end 1/31/19. Participating shops will have very limited supplies of totes available for purchase during the crawl. Don’t miss out!