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Fibre Company Trunk Show: Summer Sweaters.

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Fibre Company yarns and patterns. The Summer Sweater collection will be on display here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop until July 20th, and we have all the yarns and patterns to make these garments your own! The Summer Sweater collection consists of six … [more]


TNNA, day 3.

Another day of yarn-ordering is behind us, and we have so many good things coming for the fall! Early in the day, we checked in with Malabrigo. We also paid a visit to Dream in Color, mulling over their full range of colorways, mixing and matching. We always love to see what the Fibre Company … [more]


TNNA, day 2.

It’s been another busy day here at market, walking the showroom floor, seeing the latest yarns from some of our favorite vendors, and placing orders, of course. The wild and colorful Alchemy booth was our first stop this morning. It was, as always, delightful to catch up with Gina and Austin Wilde, seeing their newest … [more]


TNNA, day 1.

On Thursday, Anne and Rosi and I flew to Indianapolis for the National Needlearts Association’s annual trade show and marketplace. Our flights were delayed, but we passed the time knitting, of course. My hands have been busy with another Shibui sample for the shop, “Mix No. 26.” Meanwhile, Anne and Rosi have been stitching on … [more]


Market awaits.

Anne, Rosi, and I are getting ready for our annual trip to Market. The National Needle-Arts Association holds an annual conference and trade show every year, an event that came a little earlier than usual this year. TNNA is where we do the majority of our fall and winter yarn ordering for the shop, and where … [more]


Shibui Mix Party.

On Sunday, we hosted a Shibui Mix Party. We currently stock three Shibui yarns, but we offered our Mix Party attendees the opportunity to sample and place special orders for any and all nine of the beautiful yarns that Shibui produces. In between sips of mimosas and bites of bagels, knitters and crocheters worked up … [more]


Shibui Trunk Show!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re hosting a Shibui Trunk Show, featuring 6 garments and accessories knit in Shibui yarns. Shibui yarns are designed to be knit on their own or held together, using two or three strands at a time to make bespoke yarn blends. We currently stock three Shibui yarns, all lace weight: Cima, Pebble, … [more]


Triangle Yarn Crawl.

The Triangle Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of local yarn shops, where knitters and crocheters get together and hop from one shop to the next, shopping, entering raffles, and seeing the full breadth of available fibers. They happen twice a year, and the time has come again: the Spring 2014 crawl is coming up soon … [more]


Shibui Mix Party.

On Sunday, we hosted a Shibui Mix Party, featuring samples of three Shibui yarns. In between sips of mimosas and bites of bagels, knitters and crocheters worked up swatches in Cima, Pebble, and Silk Cloud, sharing pattern ideas as they stitched. Many of Shibui’s patterns call for their yarns to be combined, two or three … [more]


Shibui Mix Party.

We’re delighted to announce that we have an exciting event coming up: a yarn tasting featuring three yarns from Shibui, a small yarn company out of Portland, Oregon. Because Shibui’s yarns are designed to be combined, two or three strands at a time, they call their yarn tastings “Mix Parties,” where attendees are encouraged to … [more]