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The Great Tennessee Yarn Tour

Explore 13 Locally-Owned Yarn Shops in East Tennessee during the Great Tennessee Yarn Tour


13 local yarn shops are joining together to bring a brand new fiber-filled event to East Tennessee called The Great Tennessee Yarn Tour. The Yarn Tour will be an opportunity for fiber “Tourists” to travel the open roads of East Tennessee and experience the fiber-rich culture of East Tennessee first-hand. During 3 weeks in August, participants are encouraged to visit all 13 participating shops -- stretching from Crossville to Kingsport -- and discover each shop’s personality, flavor, and unique selection of yarns, crafts, and supplies. Crocheters, Dyers, Felters, Knitters, Spinners, Weavers, and Fiber Enthusiasts of all kinds will find something to delight and inspire them during this event! 

The Great Tennessee Yarn Tour will take place August 4 - 27. Tickets are currently on sale now through July 1. Each ticket is $20 and includes a commemorative tote bag, 2 new patterns (1 knit and 1 crochet), designed by Tennessee crafters specifically for the Tour, a printed guide book with Tour information, souvenirs, and automatic entry into the Triple Grand Prize giveaway. “Tourists” will also have exclusive access to Tour-only items and specials at each shop!

Tickets can be purchased at

The 13 participating shops are:

  • Appalachian Yarn Company - New Market, TN
  • Carriage House - Kingsport, TN
  • Chattanooga Yarn Company - Chattanooga, TN
  • Clinch River Yarn Company - Clinton, TN
  • Hook & Needle - Maryville, TN
  • Kudzu Cottage - Pikeville, TN
  • Loopville - Knoxville, TN
  • Mooney’s Market & Emporium - Monteagle, TN
  • Smoky Mountain Spinnery - Gatlinburg, TN
  • Terri’s Yarns & Crafts - Sevierville, TN
  • Two Roots Alpacas - Greeneville, TN
  • Walther Handmade - Harriman, TN
  • The Yarn Patch - Crossville, TN

Each participating shop has planned their own special events and activities - including trunk shows, extended hours, and door-prizes. Each shop has also been working behind the scenes to procure a specialty colorway of yarn exclusive to Yarn Tourists. These exclusive yarns will be available in mini-skeins of 20 - 25g. “Tourists” can build their own palette by picking up a skein at each shop they visit and then use these skeins to knit or crochet the 2023 Yarn Tour patterns, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Yarn Tour souvenir.

For up to date information and to buy tickets, please visit