Orange County Economic Development

Hillsborough Yarn Shop

Description:  We are a natural fibers shop which does differentiate us; for the past 10 years we have been awarded “Best Yarn Shop” by the News of Orange readers and in the past two years, have won “Best Yarn Store” in the Triangle by readers of Indy Week.

What year was your business founded/established? October, 2006

 What made you decide to open your business?   My youngest had entered her last semester of college in 2006 and I wanted to go down to a half time position with my employer in RTP once she graduated. Opening a yarn shop has always been a dream for me and I am delighted that we have had the support of knitters, crocheters, and weavers to enable the continued growth of that dream. 

What do you wish your local neighbors (potential customers) knew about your business?   We have been able to expand from our original three suites to a fourth which permits separate space for classes. We emphasize teaching and learning here at the shop, so our busy schedule of classes is an important part of what we do to encourage knitters and crocheters to gain skills and confidence.

What do you enjoy most about doing business in Orange County?   Orange County and especially Hillsborough, is a very welcoming and creative place to work.  We have curious and articulate clients who help us become better at what we do.  We are an Orange County Living Wage Employer and the very fact that Orange County supports such efforts further demonstrates how special the county is.  

Contact Information:          

Owner: Anne Derby
Address: 114 S. Churton Street
Hillsborough
Hours: Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Friday:  11 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm
Sunday:  1 pm – 5 pm
Telephone #: 919-732-2128
Email: www.hillsboroughyear.com/contact-us/