How does this work?? Simple! Grab your Tour passport and hit the road to any one – or ALL! – of our 24 member shops. Each shop you visit will stamp your passport, and you’ll receive a souvenir pinback button (while supplies last), a free knitting pattern, and a free crochet pattern. The patterns are making their world debuts on the Tour, and the yarns that shops have chosen to support their patterns are 10% off for the duration of the Tour. And if that weren’t enough, each shop will be doing a daily drawing – if your name is selected as a shop’s daily winner, you’ll receive a limited edition Tour tote bag that contains approximately $150 USD worth of goodies from our sponsors and in-kind donors. Many of our member shops will be hosting special events and guests during the Tour – see the most up-to-date list for 2019 here.
What do you need to go on the Tour? A Tour passport, a map/GPS, and a car (or a carpool/buspool)!
Passports: now available at any of the Tour’s member shops, or you can download one here – download the full version here or get the 1-page “stamps only” version that fits in a page protector/binder cover. Put your name and contact information in your passport just in case you accidentally leave it at a shop!
Your route: You may visit any member shops you wish, in any order that you wish. Plan the route that best works for you (and your group, where applicable). We have an interactive map that shows all of our member shops. Need to get information on traffic and construction? The Washington Department of Transportation has several tools that might be helpful as you travel: Seattle traffic information/views from traffic cameras, traffic alerts for the Puget Sound region, and information on toll roads around the Seattle area.
NOTE: If you’re new to Touring and the area around Puget Sound, please be aware that you may need to plan for taking a ferry to Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, and/or Bainbridge Island. Get all the information on the Washington State Ferries system here!
The Grand Prizes: There are three levels of Grand Prizes available – if you get your passport stamped at 8 member shops, you can enter to win a drawing for one of five $100 gift certificates to the shop of your choice. Get stamps at 16 shops and get entered for one of two $250 gift certificates to the shop of your choice. If you get stamps from all 24 member shops, get entered to win the $500 prize – and you can split that one among up to three of your favorite shops!
Contact your fiber-loving friends, mark your maps, arrange your carpools, and plan your Tour. We look forward to seeing you!