The Flying Needles, RPYC & the James River Yarn Crawl

ABOVE: Daybreak on the James is the exclusive show colorway provided by Megs & Co on her Classic Sock. 

THE JAMES RIVER YARN CRAWL is going on now through Sept. 25!

Oh baby OH Baby OH BABY!

The James River Yarn Crawl is coming like a freight train, and BOY do we have some SERIOUS FUN planned for you during the Sept. 17-25 event!

Cottontail Farms and Toad Hollow will be at the shop in-person Sept. 17-19 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. with all of their project bags, yarn, notions and quilting fabric.

Cottontail Farms, a Virginia vendor, has project bags multiplying around her like bunnies! She is bringing everything except the kitchen sink - project bags, tools and other very cool notions. 

Toad Hollow is RETURNING with a full trunk show including quilting fabrics! 

We will have a GIANT trunk show in the shop by Megs & Co. Known for her MEGS, 2300 yard / 500 gram hanks of hand-dyed loveliness all on one skein. We also will have trunk shows from our friends MAB Elements, Signature Needles and Pawleys Studios. 

EXCLUSIVES FOR THE SHOW
Robin Promise Yarn Co.'s Blue Crabs of the James Exclusive Show color will be available along with MAB Elements JRYC Exclusive River of Life Magnetic Shawl Pins. MAB Elements also has pulled together River Crabs stitch marker set. Megs & Co. will have the EXCLUSIVE Daybreak at the James. Cottontail Farms is providing an EXCLUSIVE Shawl Project Bag.

Exclusives will go fast, so if your heart is set on them, either come early during the show or call us at (757) 345-3655 to order yours beginning Friday, Sept. 17.

We cannot stress enough that there are limited quantities of all the JRYC Exclusives. We anticipate that these items will sell out fast. 

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY
The James River Yarn Crawl is scheduled for Sept. 17-25, 2021, and the six participating shops have been behind the scenes creating an in-store and online event for all.

For nine days, fiber enthusiasts are invited to join either in-person or virtually!

Each shop will have events going on during the nine days including trunk shows. More information on all participating shops can be found on the James River Yarn Crawl website: www.JamesRiverYarnCrawl.com or on the James River Yarn Crawl’s Instagram and/or Facebook pages.

THE FLYING NEEDLES JAMES RIVER YARN CRAWL SPECIAL HOURS 


Tuesday, Sept. 21:  10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 22:  10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, Sept. 23:  10 am to 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 24:  10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 25:  10 am to 5 pm


KICK-OFF PARTY!

The Crawl will start with a bang as all six shops will co-host a Kick-Off party at 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 16.

To make things even more fun, some lucky participant will receive a JRYC swag bag during the kick-off event. During the party, each shop owner will walk you through highlights of what’s going on in each shop during the nine days.

Topic: JRYC Kick-Off Party!
Time: Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82012533898?pwd=aStXWW5Pa3p6c1B5T3RqeWI0VkJSQT09
Meeting ID: 820 1253 3898
Passcode: JRYC2021

 

THE FLYING NEEDLES SAT., SEPT. 18, VIRTUAL EVENT

As you know, the James River Yarn Crawl event is a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The Flying Needles will host a LIVE & virtual event at 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 18. Susan will host Toad Hollow's Mary Beth & Helen along with Cottontail Farms Chelsea. Susan will walk you through the show specials, trunk shows, special merchandise, and will have swag to giveaway!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515825180?pwd=YnhqczBUWllOQ0tkUXZjQXAzSUdwQT09
Meeting ID: 845 1582 5180
Passcode: JRYC-TFN

 

HOW DO I CRAWL IN-PERSON?

For those participating in-person, pick up your James River Yarn Crawl Passport from any participating shop and then tour and visit each of the yarn shops along the trail from Richmond to Virginia Beach.

Once you make a purchase at each yarn shop, the shop will then stamp your passport. Once you have received stamps from all six shops, you can turn in your filled passport at the last shop on your trail. All completed passports will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway! Shop prizes also will be at stake – valued at more than $150 each. You can pick up a James River Yarn Crawl Passport at any participating shop beginning Sept. 17.


HOW DO I CRAWL VIRTUALLY?

For those participating virtually, each shop will host a VIRTUAL session for those not able to make an in-person visit. Ours will be 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 18. 

To qualify for prizes virtually, make an online purchase at all six locations and hang on to all of your receipts. Complete six purchases from the six participating shops. Collect all purchase receipts in one email. Add the SUBJECT LINE: VIRTUAL PASSPORT SUBMISSION in the subject line, and email your grand prize submission to: jamesriveryarncrawl@gmail.com.

If you shop exclusively online, your email must be received by midnight on Sept. 25 to qualify. 


SHOW SPECIALS

All of these Crawl specials are available while supplies last. Whatever level of purchase you make, you accrue all the promotionals up to your purchase price. For example, if you purchase more than $400 worth of merchandise, you will have the opportunity to receive all the show specials.

Purchase 3 skeins of Robin’s Promise Yarn Co Bird of Prey Bulky or Raptor Worsted and get the 4th one FREE while supplies last!

$25 purchase - FREE leather hat tag with the James River Yarn Crawl 2021 logo
$50 purchase - the EXCLUSIVE Cottontail Farms’ JRYC notions bag for $10; regular price is $20
$75 purchase - any MAB Elements magnetic shawl pin for $5.00 off
$125 purchase - FREE RPYC mini skein of your choice
$150 purchase - receive the JRYC / The Flying Needles sling bag for FREE
$300 purchase - FREE The Flying Needles notions box
$400 purchase - FREE The Flying Needles boat tote

Also during the show, all purchases on the website or in-store over $150 SHIP FOR FREE!

All promotional merchandise is available for purchase as well.
The James River Yarn Crawl hat tags retail for $3
The James River Yarn Crawl / The Flying Needles sling bag retails for $10
The James River Yarn Crawl Cottontail Farms notions bag retails for $20
The Flying Needles notions box retails for $17

THE FINE PRINT

With all of the promotionals we are offering, no customer loyalty points will be accrued. Promotionals cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts.

All Show Specials start Sept. 17 and end Sept. 25. Any purchases made prior to the this date do not quailfy for show specials unless you purchased JRYC Exclusive Pre-orders.

All pre-orders made for any of the exclusives count toward accruing your swag. For all of you who have pre-ordered merchandise, please bring in your receipt with you for your pre-order so we can readily calculate how much swag you earn during your visit.

We so appreciate your business, but due to the number of people we expect, we will not be able to wind your beauties. Please plan to take your purchases with you and bring them back when you are ready to have them wound.

We will not be able to provide pattern support/Ravelry research.

Please plan to take your purchases with you and bring them back after the crawl if you need them wound. If you bring your Megs 2300 yard cakes, you will need to leave it with us for a day for us to wind this. Thank you for your patience!

Covid-19 Procedures

There will be uniform COVID restrictions in place at all of the shops.

  • Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.  If you don't have a mask, we'll have one for you.  
  • Hand sanitizer will be available, and you are encouraged to use it.
  • All shops will also have a maximum limit on the number of shoppers that can be accommodated at any given time. When you arrive you may find a short wait before you can enter the shop. At The Flying Needles, if we are very busy, you will likely find a staff member outside maintaining a wait list to enter the shop.