Our fibre libraries
What are Neighborhood Fiber Libraries, you ask? Well, imagine a mini treasure trove of yarny goodness right in your neighborhood! These adorable little libraries, tucked into cozy corners, are stocked with a delightful assortment of yarn, knitting patterns, and crochet inspiration for everyone to enjoy!
Here’s how it works:
- Take a Yarn, Leave a Yarn: It’s all about sharing the fiber love! If you come across a skein of yarn that sparks joy, feel free to take it home with you. But don’t forget to spread the love and leave behind a skein from your own stash for someone else to discover!
2. Pattern Swap: Have some knitting patterns or crochet designs that you’ve already mastered? Share your expertise by leaving patterns behind for others to explore! And who knows, you might find your next exciting project waiting for you!
3. Connect and Inspire: Our Neighborhood Fiber Libraries are more than just boxes of yarn. They’re a hub for creativity and connection! Feel free to leave little notes, messages, or even share your latest finished projects. Let’s build a supportive and inspiring community together!
I love how this Fibre Library project has developed a life of it’s own! They are a great example of neighborhood initiative and leadership! We can help with resources and host a map where they can be found for a yarn crawl extraordinaire, but really these are a labour of love from each of their own communities. I love this!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the creative minds behind this initiative, and to all of you who make it possible by participating and contributing. Together, we’re weaving stronger bonds and making our neighborhoods an even cozier place to be!
As always, we continue to receive up cycled fiber art materials which we sort and redistribute amongst these awesome local resources. Use the map to feel free to drop your donations directly into these libraries or feel free to bring them to the store in our regular hours and we will be happy to find them a home. (If a larger donation of 2+ boxes, please contact us first by email to coordinate. Also at this time we cannot take donations of books or magazines, but email us if you are interested in re-homing these and we may be able to help you with that as well).
So, next time you’re out for a stroll, keep an eye out for these charming little boxes of yarny goodness. Happy knitting and crocheting, dear neighbors!
What are Fibre Libraries and how can I find them? We have info and resources here, but if you are interested in hosting one of your own, many have been built in partnership with the Neighbourhood Grants Program; check here for the various deadlines for applying for funding here.