The Great Toronto Yarn Hop

Supporting Sistering and independent yarn-crafting businesses

Calling all yarn enthusiasts and fibre fans!

Building Community

For 15 years, the Great Toronto Yarn Hop has existed to bring crafters and yarn enthusiasts together.

Supporting Stores & Dyers

We promote and support independent yarn-crafting businesses, stores, and dyers.

Fund Raising

All funds raised from the Hop support Sistering, a drop-in/support centre for women in Toronto.

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Welcome to The Great Toronto Yarn Hop! We are a community event that takes place annually in the summer, in which groups of yarn enthusiasts visit different yarn stores across the city while yarn-crafting on public transit, supporting local yarn shops, and raising funds for Sistering, a drop-in/support centre for women. In 2020, we had our first Virtual Hop in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to stay awhile and peruse our website to find out more about our event and how you can participate!

We are very grateful for our generous sponsors over the years. Understanding that many independent yarn businesses are significantly impacted by cancelled shows, festivals and events due to COVID-19, please consider shopping at our sponsors’ online stores to support their ongoing creative work. The pandemic also disproportionately impacts those already facing marginalization in our communities. Sistering is providing much needed services for women experiencing homelessness during this unprecedented time, and donations are greatly appreciated, learn more about how your donations can make a difference.

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