Shop Specials

Shops are hard at work putting together some awesome events for our wonderful “Crawlers”! As plans are finalized, we will be posting them here so stay tuned and check back.

As a reminder, masks are recommended in hopes of keeping all of you healthy and safe.


Check back later for our specials!


We will have a goodie bag for the first 12 crawlers everyday

Lot’s of raffles, refreshments and fun…..

We will have different demonstrations each day by our fabulous teachers knit and crochet
All single patterns $3.50 each

We will have some different yarns on special each day

Hope to see you here🧶🧶🧶


We’ll have a Space Cadet trunk show during the yarn crawl and be offering 10% off all local yarns


Check back later for our specials!


Craftworks is once again thrilled to be a participant in GBYC (Greater Boston Yarn Crawl) and we are looking forward to seeing many of you on your journey through Greater Boston yarn shops, and welcome you to our playground for the fiber obsessed!

We are hoping Laura Dobratz (designer extraordinaire) and her daughter Emma (of Emma’s Beautiful yarns) will be here to help kick off this event, however even if they don’t make it, we are planning a fantastic event as always! Melani of Melani’s Stache will be on hand to answer questions about the hand dyeing process. We will be launching Blue Sky Fibers and their newest yarn Wolstock Tweed!! Scratch tickets will be available with wonderful free prizes and discounts, mystery bags and so much more including daily drawings! A little off the beaten path, however fairly easy to get to, we hope to see many of you over the course of the weekend.


A  Berroco Trunk Show will be on display through out the entire Yarn Crawl!  Purchase 10 skeins of Berroco yarn and get 20% off your Berroco yarn purchase with your passport.

All final sale yarns are between $2.00 – $5.00.  Great buys to be had by all with your passport.

Thursday Leslie Wind joins us for another Yarn Crawl!  Leslie Wind is known for her unique jewelry for fiber artists. She is always fun and everyone leaves with a piece of her love.

Friday and Saturday we welcome lace knitter, Sue Krantz.  Sue a retired teacher and musician, has been knitting lace for just a short time, but has perfected the skills to make amazing lace items.  Learn how to read a lace pattern, pick the best yarn for your project and how to create those intricate stitches.  Sue will have a selection of lace projects in different stages that reflect the beginning, middle and advanced stages of lacemaking.   Friday 11-5:00, Saturday 11-3:00.

Saturday learn the Psychology of Color with Sheila Selby.  Sheila is a life-long knitter, crafter, and artist. She’s a retired interior designer who was frequently sought out for her color expertise. Sheila will be at the shop at 3:00 to help you pick out the perfect color(s) for your project.  Stay for the Saturday Night Knitting Club when she explains to you exactly what color means and how it affects your life.

Saturday Night Knitting Club 4-6:00

Psyched For Color with Sheila Selby

Gain insight into how colors affect us emotionally and physically. Learn the answers to these questions and more. What colors are calming? What colors create excitement? What’s the happiest color? What’s the most popular “favorite” color?


We welcome back the Kit-Lits from 1-2:00.

Twin sisters Shira and Ava Robinson are bonafide scarf-making experts.  They have been arm-knitting scarves since they were 5.  Every year we look forward to being with these inspirational girls.

The sisters will show you how to arm knit as well as tell you how they got started and where they donate to.


Come visit the Fiber Loft in the heart of apple country! We are a full-service knitting, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and felting shop. Our hours for the crawl will be Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.. During the crawl, we will feature the following:

  • Daily raffles (you don’t need to be present to win)
  • Daily refreshments
  • A new, free cowl pattern created for this year’s GBYC by Carol Quinn
  • Make sure to visit our closeout area for great deals
  • Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2: The awesome results of our knit-along (Dustland by Stephen West) will be on display
  • Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2: A new Trunk Show by Urth Yarns will be on display
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2: We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the Bolton/Harvard Open Studios. We are a stop on the map! The Nashoba Valley Weaver’s Guild will be using our upstairs space to demonstrate their craft and sell their products.

Why not make a day of it and visit some local favorites:

Bolton & Harvard Open Studios

Visit local artists in their studios throughout Bolton and Harvard as they share their creative space, artwork, and process with the public.

Printed maps will be available in September with the names and addresses of the artists taking part in this event.

Harvard General Store

Harvard General Store, across the street from us on Harvard’s historic Common, serves fresh, handmade coffees, breakfast, and lunch every day. They also have an ATM!

1 Still River Rd, Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 430-0062

Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 456-3916

Westward Orchards

178 Mass Ave, Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 456-8363

Fruitlands Museum

102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 456-3924


All 4 yarn crawl days!

Featuring Yarns from around New England, all US sourced!

Biltmore Alpaca’s from Brewster, Ma

We have a lovely smattering of Biltmore Alpaca’s yarns in sport and DK weights! These yummy yarns are available in 3 different yarns lines, all 100% Alpaca! Yes, we will have some colors available!

Acker’s Acres Angoras

New Gloucester, ME

We’ll be showcasing Beth’s Bunny Blend yarns: a 40% Angora/60% Merino yarn in natural colors!

Green Mountain Spinnery

Putney, VT

A regular yarn for us, we love the Spinnery’s products! Green Mountain Green and Mountain Mohair are perfect for that Fall Sweater!

Spinning Demos Daily at 3pm for those curious and interested!

Sale and Clearance Items, of course!

Daily raffles!

Saturday only!

Nonna’s Bags!

Come on by on Saturday, Oct 1st and meet Elizabeth DeSantis, owner of Nonna’s Bags! She creates hand quilted bags of all sizes, great for projects and notions! She’ll have a terrific selection of bags to view and purchase! Visit her Etsy shop for a preview!


gather here is celebrating the 2022 Greater Boston Yarn Crawl with some local love this year!

Free Hawser Hat pattern by Juliette Pécaut Design designed for gather here with purchase of Jill Draper Makes Stuff Yarn!

Juliette Pécaut Design instore pop-up featuring her knitting kits, organically dyed yarn, and more fiber goodness.

Dirty Water Dyeworks trunk show highlighting our favorite fingering weight yarn, Lillian.

Free tokens of our appreciation when you wear your Grist shawl in!

Leading up to the crawl we’re hosting a KAL and CAL with our instructors for this year’s official pattern, Grist. Join us on Thursday, 9/8 for the free Grist KAL, Tuesday, 9/13 for the free Grist CAL, and finish strong on Tuesday, 9/27 for the free Grist Finish-It event (knitters and crocheters welcome!).

And please check out Instagram for other announcements!


In an effort to spread out visitors – all of our events are good all day each day of the crawl and we have online fun for those of you who would love to visit, but are too nervous to be out with lots of people.  Masks are recommended at Island Yarn (especially during the yarn crawl) in hopes of keeping all of you healthy and safe.


Noro Trunk Show!

We’ll have a gorgeous Noro Trunk show in the shop with amazing samples to feast your eyes upon in Tsubame, Sonata, Ito, and Silk Garden.  Find some inspiration in the art that is Noro!

Free Knitting Bag

Free Island Yarn Ballsack to the first 10 orders each day over $100!

New Hand-dye

Our NEW hand-dye base Solea Light will be in the shop – in EVERY one of our current colors!  Solea light is a gorgeous single ply, super soft merino/nylon blend – great for all of your shawls, sweaters, cowls, even socks!  And it takes dye like a dream!

Double Points

Double Island Yarn Stash Cash points for all purchases made September 29 – October 2!  This is good for both instore and online orders!!

Name that Color

Our Name that Color will be back!  We’ve got a whole NEW color of hand-dye to name!  Choose a name and after voting on FB, the winner will get a FREE skein of their choice of Island Yarn hand-dye and the GLORY of having named one of our colors!!

Random Book Giveaways

Will you be a winner?  When the alarm goes off – the person at the counter will receive a free book!


Wear in your completed Grist and get a FREE pattern pack!

Sale Yarn

One yarn each day will be 20% Off!  These will be announced in store and on our FB/Instagram.

Sale Kit

A mystery kit will be on sale for 20% off for the duration of the crawl – both in store and online!

ONLINE SPECIALS – visit between September 29 and October 2 to take advantage of these fun Yarn Crawl Specials

Free Knitting Bag

Free Island Yarn Ballsack to the first 10 orders each day over $100!

Double Points

Double Island Yarn Stash Cash points for all purchases made September 30 – October 3!  (These get added the following week as it must be done manually.)

Sale Yarn

One yarn each day will be 20% Off!  These will be announced in store and on our FB/Instagram.

Sale Kit

A mystery kit will be on sale for 20% off for the duration of the crawl – both in store and online!

Free shipping all weekend 

Free shipping on all orders from September 29 – October 2 – please be aware that we may not be able to ship until the week following the crawl depending on how busy the shop is.

And if you’re not sick of reading, yet, there’s even more fun we’re planning so stay tuned on our FB or Instagram page.  We just want to make sure we can pull these few other things off before officially announcing them!  🙂


Check back later for our specials!


We will be having a Stitched by Jessalu trunk show and all Lorna’s Laces yarn will be 40% off!


We’ll be having a crawl-long celebration of sparkle, shine, and glamour! All sparkly, shiny, glittery, or sequined yarns will be 20% off.

Mystery bags have returned, $5 per bag containing at least $10 worth of yarn (and sometimes more like $25.)

Once again, any yarn purchased to finish out a project begun at another participating shop will be given a 15% discount.

A free gift for the first 10 customers of the day who spend over $100.

Wear your crawl shawl and get a (different) gift!


20% to 40% off selected yarns.

Free pattern books and magazines.

Drawings for door prizes

Help with all knitting problems as time will allow.


Check back later for our specials!

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