TNNA snapshot: Shibui.

Every year, Anne, Rosi and I attend The National NeedleArts Association’s summer trade show–TNNA for short. This year, it takes place in Washington, D.C., a shorter drive than the usual Columbus, OH. We opted for an abbreviated trip, leaving after closing up shop on Saturday evening. We got in late, ate the take-out dinner we … [more]

A visit from Jeni and Rachel.

Last night, our little shop filled with knitters and crocheters for a delightful event. We welcomed special guests Jeni Hewlett and Rachel Coopey, designers and yarn-makers from the UK. They arrived with a big box of books, enough to fill our teacart. Jeni and Rachel began by telling us a bit about their journey into the world … [more]

Fibre Company Trunk Show!

    We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Fibre Company Road to China Lace. The Effortless Collection and Pathways Collection will be on display here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop until June 11th, 2016, and we have all the yarns and patterns to make these garments your own!     … [more]

An evening with Rachel Coopey and Jeni Hewlett from Fyberspates.

One of the best things about our annual trip to market is meeting with the talented, fascinating folks behind the yarns we love. This year, we’re delighted to bring that experience to our very own shop with an exciting event: an evening with Rachel Coopey and Jeni Hewlett from Fyberspates, on Tuesday, June 7th, from … [more]

Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show!

We’re delighted to be hosting a Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show, featuring garments from Carol Feller’s Dovestone Hills. All six of these garments are knit in Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK, a dk weight blend of 50% bluefaced leicester, 25% masham, and 25% wensleydale wools, all sourced and spun in the UK. We’re offering a 10% discount on this … [more]

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 twice a year, and the time has come again: the Spring 2016 crawl is coming up soon on April 16th … [more]

Bristol Ivy Collection Trunk Show!

Another Fibre Company Trunk Show has arrived at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! From now til March 20th, 2016, we’ll have the Bristol Ivy Collection on display. All six of these sweaters were designed by Bristol Ivy for Fibre Company Cumbria yarns, three in Cumbria Worsted and three in Cumbria Fingering. Both yarns are composed of … [more]

A new kind of color card.

By now, you likely know how we feel about Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift: how perfectly suited it is for colorwork knitting, the vast selection of colors, and my fondness for knitting sweaters with it, in spite of–nay, because of!–its rustic texture. I’ve loved watching our one little basket of Shetland Spindrift grow into three over the years, … [more]

Cumbria Collection Trunk Show!

Our first Trunk Show of 2016 has arrived, and we’ve decorated our walls with the Kelbourne Woolens Cumbria Collection, featuring garments knit in Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted. These designs are inspired by the knitting tradition of the British Isles, from ganseys to stranded colorwork to cables. The Cumbria Collection features a variety of sweaters and … [more]

Old made new.

One of our end-of-year rituals here at the shop is counting up the donation jar that sits on our desk. We have a bundle of used books and magazines sitting on a ledge in the hall outside the shop, and we ask for a small donation in exchange for those items. The proceeds are sent to … [more]