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A day to celebrate the brick and mortar yarn shop.
What is LYS Day?
Local Yarn Store Day (LYS Day) is a TNNA program designed to drive traffic to local yarn stores. LYS Day has brought thousands of ‘yarnies’ from across the US and Canada to go to their local shops to see the exclusive, unique products created specifically for LYS Day. Think of it as an international Yarn Crawl!
When is it?
Due to COVID-19, Local Yarn Store Day has been postponed to September 12, 2020.
Tips & tricks
TNNA knows that our member LYSes are being impacted around the world by COVID-19.
Click through to this page for some tips and tricks on how to make this year’s LYS Day a success while staying safe and healthy.
Tips For a Successful LYS Day in 2020
A little more about LYS Day
Think of it as an international yarn crawl, but you only need to visit one store! Of course, you can certainly visit more shops if you want. If you’re fortunate to live near multiple participating shops, they’d all love to see you!
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of yarn is purchased through local brick and mortar shops, not online. This day was created by a committee of shop owners and yarn manufacturers to show you the benefits of the partnership between your Local Yarn Stores and their Vendor Partners.
Participating shops will have a variety of unique items created by some of our favorite vendors specifically for Local Yarn Store Day! You may see special yarns, special patterns, or any number of other unique items. Most shops have made this a special day to celebrate you, as it is your support that keeps local yarn stores open and thriving!
What members are saying about LYS Day
We participated to help bring awareness to our unique local Yarn Shop community and how blessed the Minneapolis/St. Paul area is to have so many shops! Getting the word out and reminding people to connect to fellow fiber enthusiasts is what makes an LYS so wonderful and special.
needle & skein
Local Yarn Store Day is a wonderful way to remind our community of the importance of small businesses. I think some customers equated it to Small Business Saturday! It’s also a great event to have on the calendar for this time of the year in the yarn shop world. Thank you for spearheading it!
Sue & Linda,
The Yarn Bar
Local Yarn Store Day is an amazing opportunity for us to collaborate with shops and other artists in a way we’ve never done before. LYS Days is the catalyst for us to make something really special for our shops and customers. It’s hands down my favorite yarnie event of the year!
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