The Woods Hole Public Library will be holding their eagerly awaited Fabric & Fiber Sale on Sunday, February 11, from 10am to 2pm. People come from far and wide, first to donate, and later, to buy fabric, yarn, and notions. This one day event is a major source of fundraising for the Library’s operating budget, and the generosity of both donors and shoppers are crucial to its success.
This year’s sale marks the 10th anniversary of this community event. The sale was started in honor of Fabric Corner, Falmouth’s former fabric store which used to have an annual sale on the same day as Super Bowl Sunday to give family members who just might not be thrilled about the football game an alternative enticing event. With the lack of both a fabric store and a yarn store in Falmouth, local crafters are always eager to come shop for supplies while supporting the Library at the same time.
Donations for the sale have been pouring in since the beginning of January. Among this year’s treasures is a vast selection of quality aran-weight yarns, undyed handspun yarn, a Leclerc Dorothy table loom, quilting and knitting books, unfinished projects, and much more. As usual, there is an abundance of quilting cotton, decorator fabrics, and fleece of all colors and patterns. Along with notions, knitting needles, and a veritable rainbow of workhorse acrylic yarns, there is truly something to delight every crafter.
Many volunteer hours go into making this sale a well-organized, fun, community shopping experience. The Woods Hole Public Library is happy to offer this sale both as an important source of fundraising and as a way to further its mission of sharing community resources.