114 S. Churton St. • Hillsborough

“Specializing in high quality natural fiber yarns for people who love to knit and crochet.”

In 2006, Anne Derby introduced downtown Hillsborough to the joys of a locally owned yarn shop. When her youngest daughter graduated from college and she was no longer dependent on corporate America for a salary, Anne modified her job to a half time position and followed her heart.

Knitting has always been a part of Anne’s life. While undergoing chemo, Anne welcomed and embraced the comfort knitting provides. After many visits to her alternative caregivers in Hillsborough, she realized that this quaint yet funky town surprisingly lacked any where to buy great yarn.

Not only does this shop carry beautiful yarn, The Hillsborough Yarn shop is a shop of social conscience. Anne is adamant about carrying only all natural fibers and she is committed to working with small co-ops and collectives from all over the world. How the fibers are dyed and produced is quite important. She has handmade baskets from Ghana and Mango Moon yarn from Nepal. This cool fiber is actually made from recycled silk saris. Don’t fret, if this sounds too exotic or advanced, you will also find your basic all natural cotton and wool selections, in addition to a great selection of books, needles, supplies etc. Fiber offerings come from lines such as Araucania, Berroco, Brown Sheep, Colinette, Debbie Bliss, Knit One Crochet Too, Louisa Harding, Lang, Elsebeth Lavold, Mango Moon, Manos, Mission Falls, Noro, Plymouth, Rio de la Plata, Jo Sharp, and Southwest Trading. Accessories and needles come from Crystal Palace, Lantern Moon, and Skacel. Browse the shop and feel free to stay as long as you like. There is plenty of space for you to work on your latest project or to relax with some tea.

If you’re not a knitter or crocheter as yet, Anne is your #1 gal. She offers many classes from beginner to expert; including but not limited to Into to Knitting, Felting, Crochet, even classes where you can learn to knit your own pair of socks or make a sweater from the top down! Check out the website to learn more about upcoming classes and to receive Anne’s monthly newsletter.