GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyomingites can see the work of fiber artisans this summer at the seven stops of the Sixth Annual Cowboy Yarn Crawl.
The event showcases the talent and craftsmanship of local yarn shops and a renowned wool mill while celebrating the heritage of the state’s fiber arts industry, according to a May 30 news release. Each shop has its own distinctive character and selection of high-quality fibers.
“From cozy mountain towns to lively artistic hubs, these yarn shops represent the diverse tapestry of Wyoming’s fiber arts community,” the release said.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Cowboy Yarn Crawl participants can collect stamps and stitch markers from each site they visit on their fiber-filled adventure, the release said. Those who complete the crawl can win prizes from local businesses and sponsors. The summer will also include events and workshops that range from knitting circles and crochet classes to spinning demonstrations and dyeing workshops, where attendees can learn new techniques, connect with fellow yarn enthusiasts and gain insights from experienced artisans.
“The Cowboy Yarn Crawl is a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and community spirit,
offering a truly immersive experience for fiber lovers of all skill levels,” the release said.
Here are the stops, as the release describes them:
Cowgirl Yarn: Located in Laramie, this charming boutique showcases a curated collection of
hand-dyed and natural fibers, perfect for creating one-of-a-kind projects.
The Fiber House: Nestled in the heart of Sheridan, this cozy yarn shop specializes in locally
sourced fibers and offers a range of classes for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Knit on Pearl: Situated in Jackson, this yarn shop boasts a vast selection of luxury yarns and
accessories, and prides itself on its warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Swanky Mountain: Known for its rustic charm, this Gillette yarn shop is a haven for fiber
enthusiasts seeking unique yarns and patterns inspired by the beauty of the surrounding
Wyoming Yarn & Fiber: Located in Cody, this vibrant yarn shop caters to a diverse range of
fiber crafts and features a delightful assortment of hand-spun and artisanal yarns.
The Yarn and the Tale: With its convenient location in Rock Springs, this family-owned yarn
shop offers a wide array of locally sourced and sustainable yarns, perfect for eco-conscious
Mountain Meadow Wool Mill: Located in Buffalo, this historic wool mill has been producing
premium quality yarns for generations. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness the
fascinating process of transforming raw fleece into luxurious yarns, while also exploring a
selection of their exquisite products.