Events and Classes
A Holiday Season to Remember !
Hudson + West Trunk Show - beginning Dec 1st
See stunning knits in shop from Hudson + West's Deep Winter 2022 Collection featuring 3 gender-neutral sweater designs, as well as a comforting womenswear pullover and accessories made to wrap up in this winter and the winters to come - all knitted in Hudson + West's soft, durable, forever yarns Forge and Weld. You'll find designs by Cheryl Toy, Yiğitcan Vatansever, Susanna IC, Natalya Berezynska, Rachel Brockman, as well as H+W founders, Meghan Babin and Sloane Rosenthal
Sparkle Sat, Dec 3 - Special Hours 10 am-8 pm
Join us with our special guest local vendors: The Basket Wiz and Kacey's Kreations!
Diane from The Basket Wiz will be weaving in the back of the shop and have even MORE beautiful handwoven baskets for purchase. They make a perfect gift!
Local alpaca farmer, Kacey Blaney, will be spinning her soft to the touch alpaca fleece, selling handspun yarn and alpaca fleece-felted soaps.
Fund for Women Holiday Stroll on Market Street Thurs, Dec 8, 4pm-8pm
A portion of our sales this evening will be donated to the Fund for Women to support girls and women in our community.
Men's Night Out Shopping Event Thurs, Dec 15, 5pm-8pm
Let us help your partner pick out the perfect gift for you! Send us a message with your Wish List, and we will be sure that you will ❤️ it!
National Ugly Sweater Day Friday, Dec. 16th
Stop in wearing the UGLIEST item you've ever made for a special holiday discount!
#StitchCorning EVERY Sunday from 1-4pm
You've 👀 those inviting rocking chairs in the rear of the shop; join us for #StitchCorning Sundays from 1-4pm. Stuff your project bag with UFO's and become part of our welcoming community. Our Mending Circle will continue to meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm. #StitchCorning and Mending Circle are ALWAYS free events - as the weather cools down, remember to bring a lidded tumbler for hot tea!
Work on your portable projects in a welcoming setting with fellow makers. Come early to grab the best rocking chair!
Mending Circle - Thursday evenings
Bring a love-worn item and your creativity to delve into the visible mending trend. We will collaborate on the best way to address a torn/holey/worn area. Rabbit Row has tools you can use/try in-shop.
Classes & Lessons
One-on-one or small group lessons always forming for knit, crochet, embroidery, mending, darning and felting. Contact us at email@example.com to tailor a program for you. Knit and crochet lessons typically cover the basics and then by the 4th lesson we will get you started on a project of your choice to continue skill-building.
Lessons are sold in blocks of 3 classes for $75 (+ supplies, if needed) and last around 1 hour and 15 min each.
#RabbitRowReward - YOUR FINISHED PROJECTS!
- Send a photo of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post a photo of your project on Facebook or Instagram, tag @rabbitrowyarns and use #rabbitrowreward or
- Stop into the shop with your project by November 30th
Submissions must be received by Midnight on November 30, 2022 to be entered to win some fun prizes from across the shop. I'll pick random winners on December 1st. I can't wait to see all you've made and share photos!
2 options/same class both take place at Rabbit Row:
This 90 minute class will introduce fiber friends to a little history of spinning and the development of the wheel, as well as reviewing the parts and maintenance of a spinning wheel.
While this first part of the lesson is being taught, participants will be practicing the importance of slow and steady treadling to build muscle memory.
Finally, with fiber in hand, students will actually draft the fiber and create their first yarn!
*If students own their own wheels, they should bring them (otherwise they will be provided)*. Fiber will be provided. Cost is $40. (At this point, we are only accepting in-person participants.)
Knit for Food Knitathon March 26, 2023 - details TBA
Twin Tiers Yarn Crawl April 29, 2023 - details TBA
GlassFest 2023 Memorial Day Weekend - details TBA
Worldwide Knit in Public Day & Corning PRIDE June 2023 - details TBA
Tour de Fleece July 2023 - details TBA
About the ShopShop
What does it mean for a fiber craft product to be sustainably made? Not all are locally made, but there are elements of the supply chain that can be traced to fair treatment of the planet and its people. Simply making your own clothing or gifts = sustainability. Much like the slow food movement, Fibershed asks ‘do you know where your textiles come from?’ If you ask, I bet you will be surprised, and probably horrified, at the answers.
Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery is a modern needle and fiber craft supply shop in Corning , NY's historic Gaffer District. Hand crafters will find a curated collection of sustainable materials and tools that are US-sourced and represent diversity and fair trade. Whether patrons knit, crochet, weave or dabble in haberdashery sister crafts like embroidery, spinning or weaving, they will find Rabbit Row is a welcoming community that especially fosters makers to try their hand at something new.
As the shop concept for Rabbit Row was developing, I began researching sustainable fiber materials, and quickly learned that most US wool is shipped across the world for processing and dyeing to places not so concerned with the environment or fair labor treatment – only to be shipped back to local yarn shops. This doesn’t even account for the synthetic yarns that make up inventory at most big box craft stores. Further reading led me to find the NY Textile Lab, Clara Parkes, and Local Fiber – there is so much going on in the sustainable fiber world nearby, and I wanted to be a bigger part of it.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou.
Who are some of the rabbits in my row?Contact
I was taught to crochet by my namesake maternal grandmother. She lived 6 hours away in Connecticut, and I LOVED visiting her because she would teach me wonderful things (plus she had cable TV and a dog – we had neither.) She showed me how to crochet a top-down cardigan for a doll once. I didn’t quite pick up the technique, but I still have that small-scaled sweater tucked into my notions bag. I referred to it this past spring when I was crocheting the robe for an RBG doll.
My paternal grandmother taught me cross stitch and embroidery. She lived outside of Philadelphia, and I LOVED visiting because she would teach me other wonderful things. Her Golden Rule, that the backside of needlework should look as neat as the front, was difficult for me to master. She was patient and had the most defined touch with whatever she was creating. I realize that my fine motor skills hadn’t developed back then, and I’m happy now to take my time to ensure a perfect stitch.
With handcrafting, there is always a nostalgic whisper when exploring something new. I hope you find the same at Rabbit Row.
My maiden name, Haas, means rabbit in German; I knit in rows - hence, Rabbit Row was conceived.
Rabbit Row encourages handicraft makers to learn where and how their supplies are made and add sustainably-sourced materials to their project bag as often as they can.