Calling all art and fiber enthusiasts — the inaugural Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl begins Thursday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 22, finishing at 6 p.m.
The crawl is a free event that promises to take attendees over the mountains and through the woods, journeying on an “epic yarn odyssey” through Lake Tahoe, Minden, Truckee, Grass Valley, Placerville, Auburn, and beyond to Mama Fig Yarn and Art Collective in the Lost Sierra.
Adrienne Anila, owner and operator of Mama Fig, is a lifelong lover of fiber and an avid spinner and explained that the event is meant to introduce people to the wide variety of yarn stores in the Sierra Nevada, saying with a smile, “They each have their own personality, and we would love to see growth in this crazy sport that involves yarn.”
According to Anila, each of the 11 shops lined up on the yarn crawl will have an array of delights and events unique to each shop along the way, from exclusive yarns to trunk shows, pop ups and more. Mama Fig will be hosting a needle set giveaway, 10 percent off featured yarns, and free patterns.
“An event like this is a great way to connect with other artists and get ideas,” Anila said. Mama Fig will be adding to the festivities with a Sip and Stitch event at The Peak in Graeagle on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
“There will be live music, and you can grab a glass of wine or a soda and come join in the fun with whatever you are working on,” Anila invited. “We are excited to welcome people to come learn about the fiber arts, and all of the art is local, but this is not just about the fiber arts, we are celebrating art of all kinds.”
Mama Fig Yarn and Art Collective is located 7597 Highway 89, #6 in Graeagle. The phone number is 836-7369.
All fiber enthusiasts and the fiber curious can learn more and download their passport for the event online at sierranevadayarncrawl.com.