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10 years.

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 10 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 stitchers … [more]


Tundra Collection Trunk Show!

A new Trunk Show has arrived to inspire and delight Hillsborough Yarn Shoppers! Come by soon to see the Tundra Collection and Tundra: Elements. The Tundra Collection features hats, cowls, and other winter accessories knit in the soft, luxurious, and brand-new-to-the-shop Fibre Company Tundra. (More on that soon!) None of these garments require more than … [more]


Nine 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 nine 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!


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 … [more]


Shibui Trunk Show!

Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 8 garments from their Spring/Summer 2016 pattern collection on display here at the shop until July 31st, 2016. Many of these garments feature their newest yarn, Rain, a dk weight mercerized cotton that’s chain-plied for a unique texture. You’ll notice two “Nova” tunics made … [more]


Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month. From July 1st 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]


Best.

Just as we were preparing in earnest to attend TNNA last week, we got some very encouraging good news: we were voted “Best Yarn Shop” in the IndyWeek’s Best of the Triangle 2016! We headed off to market bolstered by your enthusiasm, and looking forward to bringing a bunch of exciting new yarns and ideas home for … [more]


TNNA snapshot: more.

  Yesterday’s snapshot posts only offer a tiny glimpse into the whirlwind that is TNNA. We saw lots of other familiar faces, not to mention plenty of new ones.  Heather at Ewe Ewe was showing her new Baa Baa Bulky, the thickest yet in her line of squishy superwash merino yarns.  We also made our annual stop … [more]


TNNA snapshot: Fibre Company.

Last month, our sales rep gave us a sneak preview of Arranmore, the newest Fibre Company yarn, so Anne placed our order long before the show.     Still, somehow we found ourselves at their booth today for more: skeins for sample sweaters, reorders on dwindling colors, and perhaps, just maybe, a new yarn. Now the show floor … [more]


TNNA snapshot: Alchemy.

We were so excited to catch up with Gina Wilde of Alchemy Yarns, having missed her at TNNA last year.  Our Silken Straw supply had gotten low, so we reordered some favorite shades and picked out a few new ones, admiring all the beautiful garments along the way.    Anne and Rosi are both sorely tempted to make … [more]