Contra Costa Yarn & Fabric Crawl

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – FULL


Explore Contra Costa County’s yarn stores and little-known local treasures with a knitting/crochet designer and teacher as your guide.

We’ll meet up at A Yarn Less Raveled**, a welcoming yarn shop full of high quality yarn and tools, with lots of sample projects to admire. Next we’ll carpool to Walnut Creek to visit Monaluna** and check out their in-house designed organic cotton fabrics and a variety of lovely handmade items. We’ll have lunch nearby at Tender Greens, a restaurant with fresh salads and plates (gluten-free and vegan options available) and go through our swag bags full of treats from Kira’s favorite fiber-related companies.

After lunch, Next we’ll visit Busy Stix**, a charming yarn shop chock full of beautiful yarns with a friendly and experienced staff. Our final stop will be Cottage Jewel**,  a treasure trove of antique, vintage, and artisan embellishments including hundreds of vintage buttons.  All together, it will be a fun day full of yarn, good food, and new friends.

** yarn crawl attendees will receive 15% off purchases at this shop




What to bring:

  • A knitting, crochet, or spinning project to work on while in transit or during quiet times
  • A shopping bag
  • A water bottle
  • Your wallet, with cash for lunch (range $13-16 before tax & tip)

A Yarn Less Raveled

Notes: We’ll be carpooling between locations, and carpools will be arranged based on your answers below. If you have accessibility needs (ramps, elevators, minimal standing time, etc), please email infoATkirakdesignsDOTcom to discuss. If you’ll be coming by public transit and need a ride from a Bart station, please email to discuss.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel with more than one week’s notice, an 80% refund will be sent. An 80% refund will be sent for cancellations with less than one week’s notice only if we can find someone else to take the spot. In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat due to low enrollment, we will give at least 48 hours notice, and a full refund will be sent to all registered attendees.


Registration $30

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Cottage Jewel

Busy Stix