Whether your passion is fabric or fiber or both, Sonoma County overflows with places to go and things to do to inspire and intrigue you.
From rows and rows of colorful quilting fabrics of all types, to baskets and boxes full of beautiful yarns, many handcrafted locally, it's all here in Sonoma County — all the ideas and supplies you'll need to fuel your weaving, spinning, knitting, and quilting projects.
The sheer beauty of the scenery you’ll see along the way is simply breathtaking. The rolling green hills, set off by the bright blue sky, are dotted with grazing sheep that will, eventually, provide the wool for the colorful yarn you’ll find here. Straight lines of grapevines and meandering wildflowers mimic classic quilt patterns.
This three-day itinerary covers all types of textiles and fiber arts in Sonoma County, and is laid out in geographical order. If you love quilting, you can highlight all the fabric stores and just visit those. If knitting, weaving, and spinning are your delight, focus on the yarn and fiber stores.
But you might find you don't want to miss a thing, because each site has elements to appeal to all types of fiber fans. And there's so much more to enjoy as you traverse the back roads, small towns, and hidden gems of Sonoma County, three days might be just the start of your Sonoma County fiber adventure.
Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.