2013 Participating Sponsors

(2014 Sponsors Coming Soon)


The following needlework companies, whose quality products are carried in many of your local yarn shops, graciously donated some of their fine products for the 2013 prize baskets:


* Brown Sheep Company


* Bryson Distributing


* Checker Distributors


* Classic Elite Yarns


* Colinton Australia


* Creative Crafts Group


* Emerald Isle Designs


* Himalaya Yarn


* Imperial Yarn


* JUL Designs


* Karabella Yarns


* Knitting at KNoon Designs


* Leisure Arts


* Little Piggy Patterns


* Madelinetosh


* Malabrigo


* Mountain Colors Yarns


* Namaste


* Nancy’s Knit Knacks


* Plymouth Yarn Company


* Prism Yarns


* Skacel Collection


* Tahki Stacy Charles


* The KnittingZone


* Trendsetter Yarns


* Universal Yarns


* Westing Bridge


Yarn Discovery Tour

2013 Prize Winners


Mary Bentley won the grand prize basket filled with more than $1,000 worth of  yarns and needlework accessories awarded at the conclusion of last year’s 6th annual Yarn Discovery Tour.  Her name was drawn at random from those who had their passports stamped at all 17 shops on the tour.


Beth Billings took home the Awesome Prize Basket filled with more than $750 in merchandise for having her name drawn from those who visited 10 shops, while Debbi Melaragno was awarded the Cool Prize Basket worth more than $600 from among those who visited five shops.


A total of 20 prize winners were drawn at random from the 470 fiber enthusiasts who participated in Northeast Ohio’s annual “shop hop.”


Yarn and needlework accessories for the three big prize baskets were provided by the 27 participating sponsors (listed to the left).  In addition, each of the 17 shops on the tour had separate drawings for their own prize baskets.


An added bonus was the unannounced awarding of small prizes to all tourists who had their passports stamped at all 17 shops.  This was made possible by the generous contributions of the 27 sponsoring companies in 2013.


  Winners of all 20 prize baskets include:


17-Shop Grand Prize Winner


* Mary Bentley


10-Shop Awesome Prize Winner


* Beth Billings


5-Shop Cool Prize Winner


* Debbi Melaragno


Individual Shop Prize Winners


* Nancy Borchert (Birds of a Feather)


* Patty Jones (Black Locust Farm)


* Beth Billings (Cornerstone Yarns)


* Sue Lash (Crochet Innovations)


* Susan O’Malley (Ewes d’Bleu)


* Gena Davis (Fine Points)


* Jan Essick (Heidi & Lana)


* Rose Holva (Knots—Knitting on the Square)


* Eileen Kilroy (My Sister’s Yarn Shop)


* Shirley Burns (RaeMarie Yarns)


* Mary Lou Crawford (River Colors Studio)


* Karen Lynn Wiebusch (Smith’s Knitshop)


* Aimee Ackerman (Studio Knit)


* Kristen Rankin (The Artful Yarn)


* Nancy Eger (The Designing Woman)


* Peggy Jensen (The Knit Shop)


* Susan Howell (The Ohio Fiber Network)


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18 Shops Set for 2014

 Yarn Discovery Tour

A total of 18 local yarn shops — one more than last year — have signed up to participate in Northeast Ohio’s 7th annual Yarn Discovery Tour, with shops added this year in North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls and Wadsworth (see full list of shops below).

Passports for the annual fall “shop hop” will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 19, at all of the 18 participating shops.  YDT for 2014 will run from Friday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Sept. 20.

YDT organizers have announced that rules for participation in 2014 will be similar to previous years with the exception that a fourth major prize basket has been added (see rules below).

Last year 27 sponsoring companies generously contributed a record amount of yarns and needlework products for the prize baskets.  Participating sponsors for 2014 will be listed here in the coming weeks.

First held in 2008, Yarn Discovery Tour is an annual event for fiber enthusiasts to become more familiar with their local yarn shops throughout Northeast Ohio.

2014 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

 * 14 shops — Extraordinary Prize Basket

 * All 18 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 posted business hours.

2014 Participating 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



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



Sally's Shop

141 College Street

Wadsworth, OH  44281

(330) 344-1996



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








Website Updated July 26, 2014