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Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

We’re so happy to have a fresh supply of Binkwaffle bags on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. They’re made primarily from US-made fabrics, a detail we were pleased to learn from their new tags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Our most recent shipment boasts a … [more]


Making 2019 Wall Calendar.

The Making 2019 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful watercolor of a fiber animal or plant alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. This would be a welcome gift for any knitter, spinner, dyer, or fiber-lover this holiday season. Come by the shop to pick one up!


New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

Our friend Frumet brought a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls over the weekend. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve been stocking her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. Yarn bowls are designed to hold your ball of yarn as you’re … [more]


Fall scents from Harmony Farm Candles.

Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and a box of them just arrived at the shop to ease us into fall. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. … [more]


New summer scents from Harmony Farm Candles.

Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and three just arrived at the shop to ease us into summer. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. Their scents are … [more]


Wrist Rulers.

Another giftworthy new item has found a home here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Wrist Rulers! Wrist Rulers are leather bracelets engraved with inches and centimeters, handmade in Portland, Oregon. These leather wrist rulers are beautiful and practical, a winning combination in our book. We have three colors in stock – natural, red, and … [more]


Cocoknits Maker’s Keep.

This week, an eagerly-anticipated shipment arrived from cocoknits – a box full of Maker’s Keeps! Cocoknits has reimagined their signature Knitter’s Keep as the Maker’s Keep: a silicone slap bracelet with a magnetic face, designed to keep your tools close at hand as you knit. It used to come at a higher price, with a … [more]


Making 2018 Wall Calendar.

The Making 2018 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful drawing of a particular breed of sheep alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. Many of these sheep breeds are unfamiliar to us – how we wish we could represent them all in yarns on our shelves! We did see … [more]


Back in stock: Harmony Farm Candles.

As the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves change color, we are now truly feeling that fall is underway. It’s a time for stitching, to be sure, and evenings with yarn in our hands are often accompanied by flickering candles in scents that evoke the season. Our friend Erin is the maker behind … [more]


New fall scents from Harmony Farm Candles.

Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and three just arrived at the shop to ease us into fall. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. Their scents … [more]