Needles in the Hay

Hello and welcome to Needles in the Hay! I’m Deanna Guttman, and I’ve been the shop owner since 2010. Needles in the Hay was founded in 2010 by Bridget Allin, and I’m pleased to be able to continue and expand on her vision for this lovely little yarn store in downtown Peterborough!

Needles in the Hay is a place where you can find high quality natural fibres in a myriad of beautiful colours, and socialize with people who share your passion for fibre arts. We work hard to bring you the best selection of high quality yarns at a variety of price points and we search high and low to make sure you’re getting the best products at the best value. We have a special passion for wool, but you’ll also find alpaca, silk, linen and more at the shop.

I’m an avid knitter myself who loves learning new techniques and experimenting with different construction methods. Sweaters are my passion and I always seem to have a new pullover or cardi on the needles. Cables and lace are my happy place, the more complicated the chart the better! I hope you’ll come visit me and the staff at the shop and fall in love with some yarn. I’m in the store on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9pm, and Sunday from 12 to 4pm.

385 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario


  • sun 12:00 - 04:00
  • mon
  • tues 11:00 - 09:00
  • wed 11:00 - 06:00
  • thurs 11:00 - 06:00
  • fri 11:00 - 06:00
  • sat 11:00 - 04:00