We are looking forward to the fourth Great Northern Yarn Haul this year from July 17th to August 2nd.  We have 18 shops participating, so visit your local shop and sign up!  You only need to visit 8 shops to be eligible for prizes (which this year will be gift certificates from the shops).  Although I am open only Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:30-5:00, I will gladly open the shop for anyone participating in the Yarn Haul.  Just email me at Loveyarnshop@gmail.com to make arrangements.  So grab your mask and road-trip!

Participating shops include: What a Yarn and Antiques, St. Albans, VT; Northeast Fiber Arts Center, Williston, VT; Must Love Yarn, Shelburne, VT; Yarn and Yoga, Bristol, VT; Vermont Fiber Mill and Studio, Brandon, VT; Green Mt. Yarn and Fiber, Rutland, VT; Six Loose Ladies, Chester, VT; Yarn, Waterbury, VT; Two Sisters Mill and Mercantile, Jeffersonville, VT; Cloverworks Farm, Irasburg, VT; The Yarn Bank, St. Johnsbury, VT; Norwich Knits, Norwich, VT; Love.Yarn.Shop., Bethlehem, NH; Scratch, Lebanon, NH; The Elegant Ewe, Concord, NH; Spinning Yarns, Dover, NH; The Yarn Sellar, York, ME; KnitWit, Portland, ME.


The third Great Northern Yarn Haul was held from Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 29th.  The rules last year made you eligible for prizes with just 10 shops visited.  A piece of cake!  We’ll were joined by Good Karma Farm, Two Sisters Mill & Mercantile, Northeast Fiber Arts, and Vermont Yarn Shop.  There were only 20 bags being issued per shop, so people had to sign up in advance.  We can’t wait for next year!


The second Great Northern Yarn Haul was held from Friday, July 7th, to Sunday, July 23rd and included 23 shops from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.  Fiber enthusiasts joined at their local yarn shop with a $20 purchase, starting July 7th.  At Love.Yarn.Shop. we had a kick-off on Friday, July 7th at 5:00 with door prizes, nibbles, and sips, and great company.   Nancy Lyndes won the grand prize from L.Y.S.  The big surprise, though, was that Stephanie Brooks, who won last year, won again this year.  Check out the picture below when Vivian from Grand View Lodge and Paula from Love.Yarn.Shop discovered this!

Here’s a list of the shops and their hours, phone numbers, and addresses who participated in 2017 and we hope more will be joining us is 2018.

Must Love Yarn, Shelburn, VT  802-734-1254  2538 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482  Hours: Mon, Tues, Friday 10-6, Wed, Thurs., 11-7, Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-4

Yarn, Montpelier, VT  802-229-2444   112 Main St.  Montpelier VT 05602  Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-4

Love.Yarn.Shop., Bethlehem, NH 603-869-2600   2050 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 Tues-Sat 10-5

Inspire 2 Knit & Tea, Plymouth, NH 603-536-5648   72 Yeaton Road, Plymouth, NH Wed-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 10-4

Nancy’s Alterations and Yarn Shop, 603-356-7344 9 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH  Mon-Fri 8-4:30, Sat 8-4, Sun 10-2

Fiber & Vine, 402 Main St.,Norway, ME 04268 (207) 739-2664 Mon-Sat 10-6

PortFiber, 50 Cove St. Portland, ME  (207) 780-1345 Tue-Sat 11-5

Spinning Yarns, 511 Central Ave, Dover, NH  03820 603-740-6476  Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5

Elegant Ewe,  75 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-226-0066 Mon-Sat 10-5, Tues 10-7

Six Loose Ladies,  287 Main, Chester, VT  05143 802-875-7373   Wed 10-5, Thurs, 10-8, Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

Nido, 209 College Street, Suite 2e, Burlington, VT 802-881-0068  Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-4 Tues til 8

Green Mountain Fibers, 259 Woodstock Ave Rutland, VT 05701  802-775-7800  Mon. 10-8:30, Tue-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 12-5

Yarn & Yoga, Bristol, VT 802-453-7799  25A Main Street, Bristol VT 05443 Mon, Wed-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 11-3

A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, 106 Black Mt. Road, Sumner, ME 4292  207-212-4058  Fri-Tues 10-4

Grand View Lodge and Country Store,  89 US Rt. 2 Randolph, NH 03593 603-466-5715 Tue-Fri 9:30-4:30, Sat 10-4

Northern Nights, Corner of Main and Elm, Norwich, VT 802-649-2000  Mon-Sat 10-5:30

Whippletree Yarn Shop, 7 Central St., Woodstock, VT 802-457-1325  Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

What a Yarn, 54 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT 802-393-0121  Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4

Mountain Fiber Folk 188 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT 802-326-2092  Thurs-Mon 10-5

Scratch, 18 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 603-727-9528 Tue-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-4, Thurs til 9

The Yarn Sellar, 264 US Route 1, York, ME 207-351-1987 Mon-Sat 10-5, Tue 10-9, Sun 12-5

String Theory Hand Dyed Yarns, truck on location at The Yarn Sellar on July 16th and Arts in the Park in Belfast, ME onf July 7/8 & 9

Lamb’s Ear Yarns, 3 Waterford Place, Gilford, NH 03249 603-528-4333  11-5 Tue, Wed, Thurs. Fri 11-3 Sat.


A little history…

The first Great Northern Yarn Haul was held from July 8-17, 2016 and included 16 yarn shops across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.  Participants went to their local yarn shop and with a purchase of $20 or more received a brochure with their “passport” and a tote bag.  Each store they visited had a goody bag with discount coupons and “give aways.” The passports were mailed in by July 31st and a winner (Stephanie Brooks from Wallingford, VT) was chosen who received a box with gifts from each of the participating stores.

The Drawing

Paula Herbert from Love.Yarn.Shop. with Nancy Stellakis from Nancy’s Alterations and Yarn Shop in North Conway choosing the winning ticket.