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. Please feel free to stay awhile and peruse our website to find out more about our event and how you can participate!

This year’s Yarn Hop will take place in July, ONLINE!

As the health and safety of our community of crafters and store owners are our priority, The Great Toronto Yarn Hop planning committee is moving this July’s Yarn Hop online! We are excitedly planning a virtual Hop to shine the spotlight on local yarn shops and support Sistering, with options to shop online, by phone or in person (if possible at the time of the event). Please stay tuned for details!

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 or supplies are greatly appreciated, please see this list for the supplies needed.

In the meantime, please keep in touch and stay connected through our social media channels! For updates please check out our Facebook pageFacebook group and Instagram.

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