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The 2023 Tour

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We were very excited to bring a brand new fiber-filled event to East Tennessee in 2023. From August 4 - 27, "Tourists" were encouraged to hit the open roads of East Tennessee and explore 13 locally-owned yarn shops - each with its own personality, flavor, and delicious selection of yarns and crafts. Crocheters, Dyers, Felters, Knitters, Spinners, Weavers and Fiber Enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to celebrate the rich tapestry of fiber and yarn that reaches from Crossville to Greeneville and Chattanooga to Kingsport.

Participating Shops

Any new adventure starts with a bit of risk and a bit of boldness. We would like to recognize the courage and boldness of the "Original 13" - these are the local yarn shops that dove head-first into the idea of a new yarn tour. Their enthusiasm, eagerness, and willingness to help has made this journey possible.

Pattern Designers

We are very blessed to have two new patterns designed specifically for the 2023 Yarn Tour. Thank you to our designers and testers for your time, creativity, and efforts.

Leedra Scott

Touring Tennessee
Knit Shawl

Although I had knit for over 40 years, in 2009 I became obsessive about knitting. When I became obsessive, I started designing, and there are not enough hours in the day to write up what I have designed and knit. I have my own Ravelry knit group, Heirloom Goods. I would love to see your knitted projects, knit from my designs.

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Robin Adams

Epic Road Trip
Crochet Scarf

Robin Adams is the co-owner of Clinch River Yarn Company in Clinton, TN. She is also an accomplished dyer and founder of Just a Girl & Her Dog Yarns. She started dyeing yarn and fiber in 2017, with her canine best friend and the namesake of her company, Maya.

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Our Generous Vendors

Thank you to our wonderful vendors for donating so many prizes for the 2023 Tour! You allowed us to spoil our Tourists and provide them with truly wonderful gifts! Thank you for helping to make this Tour a success!

The Planning Team

Bringing an idea to life takes time, effort, dedication, and a passion for taking all the little details and organizing them into something wonderful. Thank you to our 2023 Planning Team for making time for meetings, phone calls, emails, and everything in-between. Your creativity, collaboration, and "admin brains" have made planning and implementing the Great Tennessee Yarn Tour a success from the start. Thank you for all your hard work in making this idea a reality!

  • Ann ~ Hook & Needle

  • Brenda ~ Appalachian Yarn Company

  • Dana ~ Chattanooga Yarn Company

  • Jillian ~ Walther Handmade

  • Robin ~ Clinch River Yarn Co.

  • Cristi ~ Hook & Needle

  • Sandy ~ Clinch River Yarn Co. (not pictured)

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