Welcome knitters and crocheters to our new monthly regional roundup! Since it is August 1st, this is the perfect time to tell you what’s going on this month in the world of yarn, whether that be yarn crawls, conferences, fairs, festivals, etc. We will be doing this every month from here on out so that you can be aware of things happening in your area that might be of interest to you. Attend them or don’t; at least you know they’re happening!
Get ready for a yarn event-filled blog post today, because there are so many festivals and conferences for you to pick from this month. Go to the one closest to you or give yourself an excuse for a vacation. We all need one every now and then, that’s for sure.
Attending yarn events like this is a great way to meet other crafters, crocheters, and knitters, as well as bloggers and professionals that create patterns or sell yarn. There are so many opportunities waiting for you at one of these festivals that we would hate for you to miss out! For instance, some of our editors had a blast at CHA and gave you a Yarn Trends Report afterwards. Tell us which events you want to go to… Maybe we’ll see you there!
1st – 3rd: Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair in Grayslake, IL
2nd – 3rd: Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair in Newark, OH
2nd – 10th: Chicago Yarn Crawl in Chicago, IL
7th – 10th: STITCHES Midwest in Schaumburg, IL
8th – 10th: American Craft Council Show in San Francisco, CA
8th – 10th: Many Hands Fiber Arts Fest in Telluride, CO
9th – 10th: Renegade Mini Market in Portland, OR
13th-17th: Michigan Fiber Festival in Hastings, MI
16th – 17th: TNNA Fall NeedleCraft Market in St. Charles, MO
23rd – 24th: Palo Alto Festival of the Arts in Palo Alto, CA
30th- Sept. 1st: Arts and Crafts Festival in Grand Rivers, KY
As a bonus, just in case you were curious, here are a few holidays this month to keep you going and to give you something to celebrate now and then. We could all use a reason to have a piece of cake or give someone a gift. Mostly for the cake.
Admit You’re Happy Month
National Picnic Month
3rd: Friendship Day
9th: Book Lover’s Day
10th: Lazy Day (We know this is your favorite!)
13th: Left Hander’s Day
15th: Relaxation Day (Two in one month? I’ll take it.)
22nd: Be An Angel Day
26th: National Dog Day (Crochet them a cute dog collar or pet bed!)
Take advantage of some of these restful holidays or give yourself a fun vacation full of yarn. Whatever you decide, we know it’s going to be great! Tell us below:
If you could attend any of these, which would it be?
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