It’s almost time for I Love Yarn Day again! The sixth annual I Love Yarn Day will take place Saturday, October 15th and to celebrate the yarn industry will come together for another year of “stitching it forward” and spreading the love of yarn world-wide. Here’s what it’s all about, and how you can join in the fun!
I Love Yarn Day is a collaborative effort of the Craft Yarn Council, a non-profit made up of the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, publishers and consultants in the yarn industry including: Annie’s Publishing; Boye/Simplicity Creative Group; Clover Needlecraft; Creative Partners; Creativebug; Interweave Press/FW; Leisure Arts; Lion Brand Yarn; Prime Publishing; Red Heart Yarns; Spinrite; TNNA and TMA Yarns. For more than 30 years the Council has sponsored a wide range of promotional and educational programs, including its highly acclaimed Certified Instructors Program, Discover Knit and Crochet classes and its popular and ever-growing annual I Love Yarn Day event.
So how can you be a part of it? Well, share your love of yarn… and stitch it forward by teaching at least one newbie to yarn-craft and experience its feel good benefits! Crochet, knit, or just tie it in knots – whatever you love to do, try to share it with someone new on October 15th. And then post it, tweet it, pin it and share it on social media with the hashtags #StitchItForward and #iloveyarnday to celebrate and motivate others to join in!
You’ll also find inspiration, ideas, and tips for teaching others how to knit and crochet, free patterns, yarn party ideas, contests with fiber-fabulous prizes, and more, at www.iloveyarnday.com and their social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!
I got to help out a bit myself this year too! In addition to this here post right in front of you, I did a Facebook Live to introduce the interview and free beginner’s crochet pattern I designed with I Love Yarn Day in mind! You are welcome to download and print the pattern, and use it to teach others – let’s keep spreading the love of crochet and knitting and all things yarny!
How are YOU celebrating I Love Yarn Day? Is there an even near you? Share your plans and links in the comments – I’d love to hear about them! And don’t forget to share on social media, using the hashtags #StitchItForward and #iloveyarnday – Happy I Love Yarn Day all!