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Featured Destination: Hook & Needle

This Friday, come with us to Maryville to learn about the next Featured Destination on the Great Tennessee Yarn Tour:

Owner Cristi Blankemeyer shares:

Hook & Needle opened in 2015 as a place for yarn lovers in and around Maryville to shop, craft together, and build community. We're committed to finding ways to provide supplies, community gatherings, and learning opportunities. Come craft with us!

Cristi has also been on the planning team for the 2023 Yarn Tour. We are so grateful for her passion and creativity, to help bring the Yarn Tour to life!

During the Yarn Tour, Hook & Needle will be hosting a trunk with Trilogy Fibers from Spokane Washington for the entirety of the Tour.

Special Treat:

On Friday, August 18th, Jody Long, the man himself, of Jody Long Yarn will be in the shop from 12-4 PM (EST) autographing patterns and personally assisting with yarn choices for your next project! We are the first stop on his second American tour of US yarn shops. Talk about a dynamo! Put a face with your next favorite (or favourite if you are British like he is) YARN!


During the Yarn Tour, Hook & Needle will be open the following hours:

Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday - Closed

Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM *Times are EST*

Friday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Getting There

Hook & Needle is located at: 819 Foothills Mall Drive, Maryville, TN 37801.

Note: It is not inside of Foothills Mall!

From Knoxville:

  • Take US-129 S/Alcoa Highway into Maryville. Turn right onto Foothills Mall Dr. Hook & Needle will be on the right in the same plaza as Brothers Bedding, between Jimmie John's and KFC.

From Chattanooga:

  • Take I-75 N toward Loudon County. Take Exit 81 for US-321 N, toward Lenoir City/Oak Ridge. Follow US-321 N to Foothills Mall Drive in Maryville. Take a left on Foothills Mall Drive. Shop will be on the left.

Get in Touch with Hook & Needle!


Don't have tickets yet? Be sure to buy them today! Tickets on sale until July 1!


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