What is Roving Indiana?
We are a group of yarn shops in central Indiana who have joined together for an annual yarn crawl. We have invited every shop in an area that makes geographical sense--draw a circle from Zionsville, to Noblesville, to Greenfield, to Shelbyville, to Columbus, to Nashville, to Bloomington, and Plainfield. The shops located around this circle and inside the circle (Indianapolis and Greenwood) have been invited to participate. We have never intentionally left any shops out.
In 2013 a group of 8 yarn shop owners met to begin planning the very first Roving Indiana, Explore the Yarn Trail (2014). That first year was such a success that we decided to make it an annual event. We expanded to 15 shops during 2015, and began making our special edition yarn.
Watch for more events to further enhance the fiber community of the greater Indianapolis area!
Meet the Executive Board
We call LuAnn our "founder" as she asked seven other shops if they were interested in participating in the first yarn crawl. She has been serving as our chairman for the past 2 years. LuAnn is the owner of Shabby Sheep and Ewe in Columbus, which of course was a stop on the very first yarn crawl.
Susan keeps us on track at our meetings, and her clear thinking is always helpful as we make our way through so many details. She also works through the process of ordering our "special edition" yarn each year. Susan is the owner of Starstruck Cat Studio, and they have participated in the yarn crawl since the beginning.
Pamela is the newest member of our committee, yet she has graciously consented to serving as our treasurer. Having recently moved from Michigan to Bloomington, she has joined with Claire Able in the ownership of In a Yarn Basket.
Michele has been doing the graphic designs for Roving Indiana since we began. She took responsibility for the web-site and Facebook page last year. And, she also communicates with the artists/organizations getting permissions and selecting the work of art that inspires the special edition yarn. Michele is the owner of the Clay Purl in Brown County.
Prize Collection/Vendor Communication
Susan is responsible for communicating with all our vendors who donate prizes for the yarn crawl. She will also collect and distribute them to each shop! Susan is the owner of Mass Ave Knits and has been participating in the yarn crawl since the beginning.
At Large Member
Claire purchased In a Yarn Basket in 2016. She serves as an "at large" member of the board. In a Yarn Basket has been participating in the yarn crawl since the first year.