Thanks a Yarn – Share Your Gratitude for Fiber Arts

by | Nov 1, 2019 | Fiber Arts

I am so in love with knitting. I can’t imagine my life without it. And I bet you feel the same, about whatever fiber arts has gripped your heart. So, in the spirit of the giving season, I want to challenge you to turn your gratitude towards fiber arts too.

This year I will be writing a letter to the person who introduced me to knitting. I don’t know if she knows how big of an impact she made on my life. I want her to know that I am so appreciative of her.

I want you to write a letter too.

The Challenge

Step 1: Write

Hand write a letter to the person who first introduced you to your favorite fiber arts. Not sure what to write? Keep reading for suggestions of how to get started.

What If

If the person who taught you is no longer around, or unreachable, I think you should still write a letter to them. It is good for your heart. And I believe that they will somehow feel that love that you put out in the world.

If the person who taught you is the internet, write a letter to the person who’s videos or article most grabbed you. You probably won’t be able to mail your letter. But you can post it and tag them!

Step 2: Take a Photo

After you’ve written your letter, post a picture of the letter or envelope (no addresses please!).

Step 3: Mail

Mail or hand deliver your letter. Consider including a photo, or small project.

Step 4: Post

Share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #thanksayarn.


What to Include

It is your letter, you should write whatever is on your heart! But if you are having a hard time think of what to write, here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Thank them for taking the time
  • Thank them for having patience
  • Thank them for investing in you
  • Thank them for a conversation you had when you were learning
  • How fiber arts as impacted your mental health
  • Tell a story about a gift you made for someone else
  • Write about the community you have found through fiber arts
  • Tell them how much you love yarn
  • Tell a story about a cool place you took your craft
  • Tell a story about knitting/crocheting/making in public
  • Talk about how it makes you feel connected to a loved one
  • Tell them why you wanted to learn


Spread the Word

Are you in? Yay! Let everyone know by sharing the photo below.

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