The Yarn Asylum

Local yarn shop (LYS)
144 E. Main St.
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
United States
Ravelry patterns are available to purchase in this shop


Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wheelchair access yes
Seating available yes
Free wireless yes

The Yarn Asylum is a one-room “micro shop” in a historic building (The Old Town Hall) that holds a number of artisan, antique, and artists’ booths. The shop is open for self-service all the listed hours, and I am just 2 blocks away….. My phone number is posted at the shop doorway, so if you need yarn wound into cakes, have questions, need help with a project, or just want to chat about yarn, PLEASE call me. I’m usually there within 2 minutes of a phone call.

I do have “clinic” hours, most afternoons, when I am there and you don’t have to call…. and of course, when there is a class or lesson going on, I’m there to help other customers, as well.

Or call, and schedule an appointment for a lesson or help with a project.

Classes and lessons offered in all levels of crochet, basic through intermediate knitting skills, and basic needlefelting. I stock a variety of basic tools and notions, and some beautiful locally produced yarns and spinning fibers, as well as Peace Fleece, Brown Sheep Yarns, and Darn Good Yarn. Looking forward to meeting you, here in Tennessee’s oldest town!

Shop staff



Brands that have been purchased at this shop.

  • Brown Sheep
    last stashed Dec 2018
  • Cestari
    last stashed Mar 2019
  • Kraemer Yarns
    last stashed Mar 2019
  • Noro
    last stashed Apr 2019
  • Schachenmayr
    last stashed Aug 2018
  • Universal Yarn
    last stashed Jun 2019
  • Wisdom Yarns
    last stashed Nov 2018