Last August, my family and I traveled to North Carolina to stay for a week at Topsail Island. We love it there and this time, we went a day early so we could check out Wilmington too. Of course, I stopped by The Noble Thread, one of the super cute yarn shops in Wilmington. We had a great week in Topsail and as we were heading home, I took the opportunity to stop by another awesome yarn shop, The Tail Spinner in Richlands, North Carolina.
When we stopped by, the shop wasn’t open just yet, so my mom took my two kids to the nearby park to play and look for geocaches (another hobby to enjoy in your free time). Then Linda, the owner, opened the shop and she just couldn’t have been nicer. The shop looks small and quaint when you first walk in, but appearances are deceiving! This shop goes on and on and my family had to finally drag me out.
What Not to Miss
There are so many things to mention here! Linda has a collection of fabulous yarns in the shop from many well-known indie dyers and companies. She has them clearly presented and labeled and she was eager to help me find just the right items.
As you make your way through the yarn in the front room, you will wind your way to the door in the back corner. This leads to the back part of the shop where she teaches classes and showcases her weaving and spinning products. This room is huge and impressive. She has a lot of different options there and is so knowledgable about all of the products. You wouldn’t go wrong having her help you pick out your dream items!
Oh, and certainly don’t miss out on The Tail Spinner’s own hand-spun and dyed yarn!
Location and Classes
The shop is located on North Wilmington Street in Richlands, North Carolina. You can find directions at the website.
Linda and her team offer all kinds of classes for crochet, knitting, spinning, and weaving. You can also come in and work with friends and even bring your spinner!
Check out other local yarn shops we have featured:
- Yarn Cloud, Occoquan, Virginia
- Untangled Purls, Fredericksburg, Virginia
- Stitches in Time, Long Beach, California