Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Saturday June 15th is the annual Uncork Illinois Wine Festival here in Oak Park!

Join us for Wine, Jazz music, and stitching fun!

Our doors will be open for all to enjoy the fresh air and live music. Tables and chairs will be right outside on Westgate St to bask in the summer sun. Our Father's Day sale will run through Monday so you can take 20% off your purchases, and there's plenty of shopping and restaurant options nearby. Grab a friend and make a day of it!

Saturday June 15, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Wine aficionados will have a unique opportunity to sample over 150 wines from more than 15 local wineries at Downtown Oak Park’s seventh annual Uncork Illinois event.

Click here for photos.

Participating wineries:

“Tasting Access” Admission is $25 at entrance tents (cash only, while supplies last) or $20 Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets can be purchased online. “Tasting Access” includes a free souvenir glass and eight tastings tickets.

Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets are available online until noon on Thursday, June 6th. Downtown Oak Park will mail Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets purchased online by Thursday, June 6th to the address provided. Bring your ticket to entrance tents to be exchanged for your wine glass and eight tasting tickets.

Also available at entrance tents:
– Additional tasting tickets – $1
– Full glass of wine tickets – $8
– Vineyards will also sell wines by the bottle – prices vary

A portion of event proceeds benefit Animal Care League.

Entrance Tents
Two entrance tents located at North Marion Street (Lake/Marion) and South Marion Street (North Blvd/Marion) will open at 1PM and continue until 8:30PM. You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol – a driver’s license or state ID will be required at check-in.

Participants are encouraged to use public transportation. (Metra and CTA Green Line are located at Marion Street and North Boulevard. A number of PACE buses pass through Oak Park.) Click here for more information.

Designated drivers are highly encouraged. Click here for village parking lot information. The Emerson parking garage is a fantastic option for parking, and directly across from Target!

Street Closing
Marion Street between Lake Street and North Boulevard will be closed for this Event. Westgate will be closed to traffic from Boss Borrito and Dye Hard Yarns going east to Marion Street, but the cul-de-sac will remain open. Streets will close at approximately 8am.

Please Note
All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
Event will be held rain or shine.
Event organizers encourage all participants to drink responsibly.

Click here for Entertainment Schedule

June 14, 2019 — Chastity Dunlap
Trunk Shows!

Trunk Shows!

We have a new line up of Trunk Shows and Pop-Up Shops for you!

Fairytale Knits

We've got a brand new trunk show for you featuring her Fairytale, Fantasy & Super Hero inspired colorways! The yarns...Cashmere, Alpaca, Silk, Sparkly Rainbow Stellina, Shiny Lurex, Superwash Merino, and color color color! Any Star Wars fans? Fairytale Knits has got brand new colors for you. May the 4th & Revenge of the 5th. This trunkshow is here for 2 weeks only!

Oink Pigments

Helena & Roy G. Pig are bringing trunks FULL of fabulousness to our boutique for the WHOLE WEEKEND! Come find some sweater-worthy skeins, smoosh some fabulousness, & celebrate spring with us!

Saturday May 11th 10am-6pm

Sunday May 12th 11am-5pm

Beautiful Syster

Hillary and Heather from Beautiful Syster will be joining us for a fun filled day of laughter, brownies, and stitching! Come meet these amazingly talented sisters and pick your new favorite Project bag.

Sunday May 19th 11am-5pm

May 11, 2019 — Chastity Dunlap
Yarn Crawl 2018

Yarn Crawl 2018


Check out our Raffle Prize basket for this year's yarn crawl!

Chicagoland's 2018 Yarn Crawl will be underway in a few short days. Are you planning to crawl with a friend? The Yarn Crawl website has tons of info on what you need to know, such as individual store hours, events and more! Plan each stop from start to finish, find places to eat, and attend special classes.

We're featuring workshops in Brioche and Double knitting on Sunday August 5th, as well as two fabulous trunk shows running throughout Yarn crawl!


Put your name in for the raffle basket, grab your free patterns, and shop the sale.

And don't forget to reserve your crawl bags with us before they run out! Your crawl pin will be included with the bag.



Feel free to join us Wednesday evening if you're in the area. Fiber Fun Night is on as usual. We'll have mimosas and snacks so you can unwind after an eventful day.

July 24, 2018 — Tracy Ricker
Grand Opening Celebration!

Grand Opening Celebration!

It's Time! 
Welcome to Dye Hard Yarns - where color, texture and community come together.  Join us for our Grand Opening event!!!

We are finally getting into the swing of things! So in honor of that, we are inviting you to come celebrate with us. Enjoy 15% off on all purchases - in store March 2nd through 4th, and online March 2nd through 5th!
Come pick up a free crochet and/or knit pattern in store March 2nd through 4th, and enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize basket!
We'll have coffee and cookies in the shop on Saturday and Sunday - We welcome you to party and knit with us!
February 18, 2018 — Tracy Ricker
Big Goings On!

Big Goings On!

So we recently had a "this is really happening!" moment: 

We're so proud and excited to have our logo officially on the awnings!


One of the other exciting things happening at the shop is this:


We are really excited to have received a shipment of Brew City Yarns, including Champaign Fingering and, get this, Luxury Yak DK!  Yep, the DK weight yarn is composed of 15% yak.  Between the fabulous colors that Brew City dyes, plus the amazingly soft texture of these yarns, I'm completely in love.  Click here to see all the colors we have in stock.


We're working really hard to get things going on the right foot, and seeing these steps happen is really exciting!

February 17, 2018 — Tracy Ricker