My family and I visited Wilmington, North Carolina for the first time last summer. We vacation in Topsail Island, NC and we were usually too busy relaxing at the beach to get in the car to head to the city. Last summer though, we decided to go down on Friday and spend the night in Wilmington before we went to the beach. Of course, I had to look around for a great Wilmington yarn store to visit! It was a great trip and I made sure to stop by The Noble Thread, an awesome little yarn shop in the heart of historic Wilmington.
The shop is easy to walk to if you are staying in the downtown area and it is part of a group of indoor access shops, the Old Wilmington City Market, that can take you out of the sun to browse. The shop is right inside the entrance and is so cozy, you will want to return again and again.
Why We love this Wilmington Yarn Store
I loved visiting The Noble Thread for two reasons: first, the people and second, the yarn! When we stopped by, the owner, Caroline, and her daughter were there to greet us and share details about the shop. They were both very lovely and it was great to chat with them and hear about all the great things they have going on in the yarn community in Wilmington.
The shop is small, but thoughtfully laid out and yarns and tools are easy to find and clearly labeled. The samples are beautiful and inspirational. There is a small seating area where you can stop by to crochet or knit and just soak in the yarn love! It is clear in every detail, that this store is a labor of love and not just a simple retail space.
What not to miss
Caroline releases free patterns too. These are not simple little patterns; these are professional and beautiful designs. You can find her designs on Ravelry – do not miss these great patterns!
Caroline also offers products for spinning and weaving and has some on display in the shop.
Check the website for the latest offerings for classes and be sure to keep an eye on the calendar!
She offers Knit-a-longs and even a a Spin-In where you can bring your wheel and spin with friends! There is also a group time where you can go in and crochet and knit as just a drop in.
Please be sure to stop by and visit The Noble Thread, one of the great shops in the Old Wilmington City Market, when you are in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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