Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Chips and salsa. Yarn and beer. Some things were just made to go together.
If you’re in town for Interweave Yarn Fest, I know it’s tempting to stay at the hotel with your crafty friends and revel in all the fabulous yarn and fiber. But northern Colorado is awesome, and I highly encourage you to get out and explore!
This area is known for its mountains, plentiful outdoor activities, and beer. There are almost 30 breweries in the Fort Collins/Loveland area, and it seems like another one opens every week. So grab your Yarn Fest buddies and head to some (or all!) of these local spots for some crafting and high-quality brews!
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Pardon us for looking straight past winter and seeing the bright shiny light of spring, but Interweave Yarn Fest is almost here! In the spirit of celebrating our annual ode to all things fiber and craft, we are shouting out the Local Yarn Shop family within Interweave’s reach here in Northern Colorado. From Laramie, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado, this list reflects who and what we love: small business owners who are passionate about yarncraft, and who want to bring more of us into the fiber fold.
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There are bits of fiber paradise all around the world at our favorite local shops, but when they come together at an event like Interweave Yarn Fest, it’s an experience like no other.
The marketplace is like having 50 fiber shops all in one place. It’s a bazaar that will wow your yarn senses and elevate your fiber love. It’s also a room with 50 shops in it, which means there’s a lot to take in.
We asked some of our Yarn Fest veterans for their tips to help your marketplace visit be the very best, and here are their top 5 recommendations.
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“Do you want to go to the yarn store?” That’s what my husband asks when we pass a few shops in town. (On one hand, he gets points for asking. On the other hand, why even ask? Obviously the answer is yes!) When I learned to spin and weave, though, I realized that the question isn’t always so simple.
If I want to buy cones of weaving yarn, spinning wheel bobbins, or tatting shuttles, not just any yarn store will do. I love finding a drop spindle or small loom in a knitting shop, but also finding a good variety of coned yarn, several brands of spinning wheel to try, and a staff member who can help you pick fiber for felting . . . That’s a destination. If you’re lucky, there might be one or two in your entire state.
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