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Last Year’s

Tour Sponsors


The following needlework companies, whose quality products are carried in many of your local yarn shops, have generously donated their fine products for the 2014 prize baskets:


* Brown Sheep Yarns


* Bryson Distributing


* Classic Elite Yarns


* Crystal Palace Yarns


* Danforth Pewter


* Dream In Color Yarn


* Fix-A-Stitch


* Imperial Yarn


* Knit One Crochet Too


* Kraemer Yarns


* Made In America Yarns


* Madelinetosh Yarns


* Malabrigo


* Mountain Colors Yarns


* Nancy’s Knit Knacks


* Plymouth Yarn Company


* Prism Yarns


* Red Barn Yarn


* Tahki Stacy Charles


* The Fibre Company


* Westminster Fibers


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Last Year’s Yarn Shops


Artists’ Gallery

1142 South Main Street

North Canton, OH  44720

(330) 494-8838



Black Locust Farm

110 Bank Street

Lodi, OH  44254

(330) 948-9276

(cash or check only; no credit cards)


Cornerstone Yarns

4174 Wheatley Road (Richfield Commons)

Richfield, OH  44286

(330) 659-2669


Crochet Innovations

7660 Chippewa Road

Brecksville, OH  44141

(440) 838-4455


Ewes d’Bleu

30559 Pinetree Road Suite 206
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

(216) 319-6559


Fine Points

12620 Larchmere Boulevard

Cleveland, OH  44120

(216) 229-6644


Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium

129 Portage Trail

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

(234) 208-9482


Heidi & Lana

222 North 15th Street

Sebring, OH  44672

(330) 257-9292


Knots — Knitting on the Square

153 Main Street

Chardon, OH  44024

(440) 285-5648


My Sister’s Yarn Shop

3477 Massillon Road

Uniontown (Green), OH  44685

(330) 896-7040


River Colors Studio

1387 Sloane Avenue

Lakewood, OH  44107

(216) 228-9276


Smith’s Knitshop

25 West College Street

Oberlin, OH  44074

(440) 774-2371


Studio Knit

28 Public Square

Medina, OH  44256

(330) 241-5608


The Artful Yarn

100 North Main Street #230

Chagrin Falls, OH  44022

(440) 321-9754


The Designing Woman

137 Ghent Road (Merchants Square)

Fairlawn, OH  44333

(330) 835-9400


The Knit Shop

226 South Chillicothe Road

Aurora, OH  44202

(330) 562-7226


The Ohio Natural Fiber Network

That’ll Do Farm

34634 State Route 303

Grafton, OH  44044


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Yarn Discovery Tour

2015 Dates Are Set

The 2015 Yarn Discovery Tour will feature a record 21 shops participating from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 26, with the 19-day run making it the longest in the event’s 8-year history.

The 8th edition of Northeast Ohio’s annual shop hop for fiber enthusiasts will also feature longer weekend hours for the convenience of Tourists trying to visit all 21 shops.

In addition to each shop’s regular hours, all shops on the Tour will open no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and close no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.  In previous years shops were required to stay open only until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

This website will be updated next week to include the new hours, a list of all of this year’s participating shops, a new map showing the location of all the shops and the 2015 rules for participation, which will be similar to last year’s rules (see below).

The rest of the information on this site right now is from last year’s Tour.

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Last Year’s Tour

Prize Winners


Carol Yachanin won the grand prize basket filled with a cornucopia of yarns and needlework accessories awarded at the conclusion of this year’s 7th annual Yarn Discovery Tour.  Her name was drawn at random from those who had their passports stamped at all 17 shops on the tour.


Marianne Karwowski Hoppel took home the Extraordinary Prize Basket from those who visited 13 shops, Lisa MacNamara won the Awesome Prize Basket for 10-shop tourists and Marla Friedman was awarded the Cool Prize Basket after visiting five shops.


Including prize baskets awarded by each of the 17 shops on the tour, a total of 21 prize winners were drawn at random from the record 567 fiber enthusiasts — nearly 100 more than last year — who participated in this year’s annual Northeast Ohio “shop hop.”


Yarn and needlework accessories for the three big prize baskets were provided by the 21 participating sponsors (listed to the left).  Rules for participation in YDT 2014 were similar to previous years with the addition of a fourth major prize basket.


Preliminary plans for the 2015 edition are already being discussed, with the 8th annual event expected to begin immediately after the Labor Day weekend.

Winners of all 21 prize baskets include:


17-Shop Grand Prize Winner


* Carol Yachanin


13-Shop Prize Winner


* Marianne Karwowski Hoppel


10-Shop Prize Winner


* Lisa MacNamara


5-Shop Prize Winner


* Marla Friedman


Individual Shop Prize Winners


* Nancy Eger (Artists’ Gallery)


* Phyllis Nabakowski (Black Locust Farm)


* Peggy Krueger (Cornerstone Yarns)


* Jean Tibbs (Crochet Innovations)


* Tasia Seefong (Ewes d’Bleu)


* Rose Holva (Fine Points)


* Judy Vasbinder (Harps & Thistles Yarn



* Coletta Pilato (Heidi & Lana)


* Bernice Rhode (Knots—Knitting on the



* Susan O’Malley (My Sister’s Yarn Shop)


* Pamela Christ (River Colors Studio)


* Samantha Lash (Smith’s Knitshop)


* Sherri Price (Studio Knit)


* Cathy Davidson (The Artful Yarn)


* Sue Rohner (The Designing Woman)


* Michelle Cutlip (The Knit Shop)


* Kathy Schreck (The Ohio Fiber Network)


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Last Year’s Rules

For Participation

1.  Purchase a $5 passport from any participating shop listed and receive a YDT tote bag.

2.  Spend a minimum of $10 at a participating shop from September 5-20, get your passport stamped,  and receive a free pattern and entry in a drawing for that shop’s prize basket ($100 value).

3.  Get your passport stamped at multiple shops and qualify for drawings for prize baskets full of hundreds of dollars of yarns and accessories:

 * 5 shops — Cool Prize Basket

 * 10 shops — Awesome Prize Basket

 * 13 shops — Extraordinary Prize Basket

 * All 17 shops — Grand Prize Basket

 4.  Passports may be used on any of the 16 days of the tour during each shop’s regular business hours.  In addition, all shops have agreed to be open during the following common YDT hours:

 * Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 * Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NOTE:  Participating shops may have different hours on Mondays through Wednesdays (some may be closed), and some shops may have longer hours on Thursdays through Sundays.  So if you plan to visit a shop outside of the common YDT hours, please check each shop’s regular business hours posted on their website.

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Website Updated July 24, 2015

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