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Triangle Yarn Crawl.

The Triangle Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of local yarn shops, where yarn-lovers get together and hop from one shop to the next, shopping, entering raffles, and seeing the full breadth of available fibers. They happen just once a year, and the time has come again: the Spring 2018 crawl is coming up this week, from April 5th – 8th!  … [more]


Favorite posts of 2017.

As 2017 winds down and a new year begins tomorrow, I’m looking back on another year of blogging for the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – my eighth. Taking the photos and writing the text that fill these posts is one of the great pleasures of my work here at the shop, and I’m always so pleased … [more]


Shibui Fall/Winter 2017 Trunk Show!

A new Trunk Show has arrived to decorate our walls, Shibui’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection! These garments are designed by Shellie Anderson, Shibui’s in-house designer, the mind behind the simple, elegant garments the company is so well known for. Many of these feature two different yarns held together throughout, creating unique color and fiber combinations. There … [more]


Kelbourne Woolens Pop Collection Trunk Show!

We’re pleased to present our latest Trunk Show: Kelbourne Woolens’ Pop Collection, featuring Fibre Company Arranmore Light! Kelbourne Woolens is our US distributor of Fibre Company yarns, and as such, they often develop pattern collections for those yarns. The Pop Collection is what they dreamed up this season for Arranmore Light, inspired by fashion, music, and youth … [more]


Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in the past few email newsletters, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break. In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. This year, … [more]


Anniversary party and sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 11 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to … [more]


Ten years and counting.

Once again, we’ve won “Best Yarn Shop” in the News of Orange County’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We’re so proud to have ten years’ worth of “Best Yarn Shop” awards hanging in our window! Thanks so much to all who voted, and to everyone who supports the shop!


Construction in downtown Hillsborough.

As you may have noticed or read on our Facebook page or recent email newsletter, Churton Street is going through some major changes here in Hillsborough. Sidewalks will be widened, crosswalks improved, a new bus stop will be added, and other changes are underway, all with the goal of improved safety in downtown Hillsborough. Along … [more]


A reminder.

We’re quickly coming up on the end of the month, and with it, the end of our Annual Inventory Sale. With that in mind, let today’s blog post be a quick reminder to come into the shop before the sale ends! Everything in the shop is 15% off for just a few more days–every skein of yarn, every … [more]


Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month. From July 5th to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or … [more]