Local sheep and alpaca raisers, spinners, weavers, dyers, and artisans have pooled their talents to create the Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective with a retail location at 360 W. First St. in Cortez, behind Notah Dineh.
Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening of the Farm to Yarn store on May 31 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. for door prizes, drawings, food and yarns. There will be demonstrations of spinning, knitting, crocheting and lace making, LouAnn Burkett said in a promotional email.
The collective was formed to promote Southwest Colorado yarn producers, spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters and crocheters, Burkett said, adding, “We have a great deal of talent living in this area.”
The First Street location will sell yarn products, craft tools and instructional classes for fiber arts enthusiasts in the Four Corners area, Burkett said.
For more information, call 970-560-6777 and look for Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective on Facebook.