Yarn Store Review: Smoky Mountain Spinnery

I went to my 30-year high school reunion this past weekend. On Saturday I made a little side trip to Gatlinburg, TN. I made a special trip just to visit a yarn store I’d heard a lot about: the Smoky Mountain Spinnery.

Smoky Mountain Spinnery logo

 

Store Information:

Smoky Mountain Spinnery

466 Brookside Village Way, Suite 8

(in Winery Square)

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone: 865-436-9080

Facebook page

Ravelry group

 

The shop is located in the main city of Gatlinburg but in an area away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag. If you’re visiting the Gatlinburg area with a friend or significant other, the shop is located right next to the Smoky Mountain Angler, if that shop might be more suited to the other person’s interests.

The Smoky Mountain Spinnery carries supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and felting. With this being the Smoky Mountains, you’ll also find a number of unusual gift items made by local artists.

The shop was very crochet-friendly. Nancy, the owner, asked about the crocheted vest I was wearing. The shop was well stocked with crochet hooks, crochet-appropriate stitch markers, crochet magazines, and crochet gifts.

I met a high school friend there. I was so excited to have someone to share this special visit with. While we were there, a mom and dad came in with their home-schooled little girl. They were interested in spinning and other fiber arts as part of their home school curriculum. We got to watch a very special introduction to spinning on a wheel given by one of the shop employees. The Smoky Mountain Spinnery went out of their way to get this little girl hooked on the fiber arts!

The best way to show you how great the shop is, is to show you with photos. Please check out our Smoky Mountain Spinnery pinterest board for all the photos.

Let’s start with some photos of the yarn available:

Smoky Mountain Spinnery Yarn

Smoky Mountain Spinnery Yarn

Spinning supplies:

Smoky Mountain Spinnery Spinning Wheel and Spindles

Weaving Supplies:

Smoky Mountain Spinnery Weaving Boards

Crochet magazines:

Smoky Mountain Spinnery Crochet Magazines

Crochet shop sample:

Crochet Shop Sample

The shop was full of soft sculpture fiber-contributing animals taking part in a number of fiber activities: spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. The pieces are created by Woolies Fiberworks in Lancing, TN under the brand name Hairy Inspirations (TM). Each piece comes with a special label and serial number. I had to purchase the crocheting Angora Goat:

Crocheting Goat

The shop also features a number of coffee mugs created by the local Smoky Mountain Pottery. I bought the coffee mug on the left with the Smoky Mountain Spinnery label.

Coffee Mugs

 

I’ve heard great things about this shop over the past couple of years, and it’s been a long-time dream to get there in person. I can’t imagine anything that would have made this visit more perfect. If you will be anywhere near the Gatlinburg area, be sure to stop by this fabulous shop.

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These are just a small sampling of the photos I took. You can see the rest of my photos on the Pinterest board I just created.

 

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