Only a few weeks to go…

As of publication of this post, Woolith Fair is only 18 days away!  Are you ready to start crawling?

Read through the blog posts below to find out about all the stores that are participating in this year’s crawl.  You can also see the full list of shops on our Crawl Stops page, and then use our Google Map to plan your weekend route.

Don’t forget to print out the 2017 Passport so that you can collect Passport Stamps as you visit each location on the crawl.  Leave the completed passport at your final stop, and you will be entered to win one of our Woolith Fair Prizes.  Details about the prizes will be coming soon, so be sure to come back to check it out!

Crawl Stop Feature: Wet Coast Wools, Vancouver

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Owner: Glenda McDonald

Store Address: 2923 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver (between Macdonald and Bayswater Streets).

Store Phone: 604-568-0011

Website: www.wetcoastwools.com

Parking: Two-hour street parking is available on 4th Avenue, right in front of the store. For longer stays, park in the block West of Bayswater – there is no time limit on those spaces.

Crawl Stop Feature: Urban Yarns, Vancouver and North Vancouver

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Both locations of Urban Yarns strive to bring you some of the latest and greatest new yarns in the fibre world while also staying true to the classic “workhorse” yarns we all know and love. Our shops embody our love for fibre and fibre artists with cozy nooks for pattern research and working on your latest project in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

urbanNVWe are proud to stock yarns by Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Rhichard Devrieze, Sweet Georgia, Handmaiden, Fleece Artist, Biscotte and Cie, Amano, Three Irish Girls, Mrs. Crosby, Lopi, Noro, Zealana, Rowan, Berroco, Blue Sky Fibres, The Fibre Co, Misti Alpaca, Drops, Sandnes Garn, Cascade, Opal, Phildar, Sirdar and more! Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help you on your latest fibre adventures in store as well as in classes and private lessons.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday to Sunday 10 – 6pm at both locations.

urbanSpecial In Store Events: We will be holding a reception for yarn crawlers during our extended hours from 6-9 pm at our location in Point Grey with drinks, treats and of course, yarn! We will be offering a 20% discount on Delicious Yarns and Kits at the Lonsdale store, and a 20% discount on all Rowan Selects yarns in the Point Grey store.

Owner: Anina Hansen and Lindsay Schafer

Store Addresses:

Urban Yarns Point Grey: 4437 West 10th Ave, Vancouver BC

Urban Yarns Lonsdale: 1760 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC

Store Phone: 604-228-1122 (Point Grey)  604-984-2214 (Lonsdale)

Website: www.urbanyarns.com

Parking: Urban Yarns Point Grey is located on West 10th Ave between Sasamat and Trimble as one heads toward UBC. It is easily accessed by the 14 or 99 bus routes. Metered parking is available on the street.

urbanNv2Urban Yarns Lonsdale is our newest location and replaces our old store in Edgemont Village. It is located on Upper Lonsdale Ave between 17th and 18th Street, next door to Brown’s Social House. Transit is easy from Lonsdale Quay and the Seabus by route 229 or 230 or by bus from downtown Vancouver on the 240 or 241. If you are driving, take the Lonsdale Exit (18) from Highway 1 and proceed downhill for 6 blocks. Free street parking is available on Lonsdale and 18th.

Crawl Stop Feature: Button Button, Vancouver

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A Vancouver gem, Button Button is entering its twenty-second year of business in historic Gastown. We’re known for our extensive selection of buttons and clasps in a variety of materials – shell, ceramic, wood, glass, vegetable ivory, horn, and many more – and at all price points. Rounding out our collection are a few treasured finds for knitters, crocheters, sewers, and crafters.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10:30am to 8pm; Saturday: 10:30am to 6pm; Sunday: 10:30am to 6pm.button-4548.jpg

Special in Store Events: Almost everything in store will be 10% off for Woolith Fair attendees, with special store hours on Friday night and Sunday.  If you’ve ever admired our sweater garland, the pattern will be available either singly, or as a free mini-kit with purchases over $20. Join us Friday night for our Woolith Fair launch with light refreshments.

Owner: Angela Ho

Store Address: 318 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC

Store Phone: 604-687-0067

Website: www.buttonbutton.ca

Parking: Street parking is available but in high-demand. Since we are just two blocks away from Waterfront Station, we encourage you to take transit to visit us.

Crawl Stop Feature: Fibre Art Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver

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The Fibre Art Studio offers luxury yarns that are not in any other store and have been hand dyed/painted by the studio members.  The studio also features the work (weaving, tapestry weaving, felting, knitting) of 5 textile artists.
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Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 11am – 6pm; Saturday: 11am – 5pm; Sunday: 11am – 4pm.

Special in Store Events: We will be offering a 10% discount on hand-dyed yarns when you show your Woolith Fair passport.

Owners: Barbara Heller/Penny Stewart

Store Address: 1610 Johnson St., Vancouver, BC (on Granville Island)

Store Phone: 604-688-3047

Website: The Fibre Art Studio on Facebook

Parking: There is plenty of free public parking for up to 3 hours on Granville Island.

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Crawl Stop Feature: Baaad Anna’s, Vancouver

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Baaad Anna’s is focused on local and indie dyers as well as a range of yarns that fits all budgets and luxury levels!

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 11am to 6pm; Saturday: 11am to 6pm; Sunday: 11am to 6pm.baaadannas_2011_front1_web-3-of-26

Special In Store Events: 10% off all yarn in store on the Friday of the Crawl, and prizes throughout the weekend.

Catherine from Gauge Dye Works (formally known as CaterpillerGreen) will be hosting a trunk show at Baaad Anna’s on Saturday from 11am – 6pm.

Josée Paquin from UandIKnit will also be hosting a trunk show at Baaad Anna’s on Saturday from 11am – 6pm.

Owner: Paula Lindner

Store Address: 2667 E. Hastings St, Vancouver, BC.

Store Phone: 604-255-2577

Website: www.baaadannas.com

Parking: 1 hour free street parking available out front.

Crawl Stop Feature: On the Lamb, Abbotsford

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On the Lamb is a new yarn store located in Abbotsford, BC. They carry a range of yarn brands including Malabrigo, Sweet Georgia, Drops, and Noro.

Yarn Crawl Hours:  Friday: 9am to 9pm;  Saturday: 9am to 5pm; Sunday: 9am to 5pm.

Special In Store Events: We will be offering 15% off yarns, and holding draws for prizes.

Owner: Suzanne Brand and Flora Kippan

Store Address: 105-32660 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4V6

Store Phone: 604-744-Wool (9665)

Website: www.onthelambyarns.ca

Parking: There is ample street parking near the store.

Crawl Stop Feature: Wool & Wicker, Steveston

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Wool & Wicker is owned and managed by Diane DeBray, a knitter and crocheter of 57 years of experience.  Diane is the originator of the West Coast Knitter’s Guild, and has 32 years experience in the retail yarn business.  Featured items at Wool & Wicker include the following:

  • all Addi products in every size and type
  • great variety of yarns in every weight for knitting and crochet, including all existing Hikoo, Schoppel, Schulana, Zitron brands from skacelknitting.com
  • Debbie Bliss Roma and Roma Weave, Cashmerino Aran and Baby Cashmerino
  • 17 colours of Rowan Felted tweed (chosen from Kaffe Fassett’s amazing “Holly” design from Rowan book 50) coming to add to our existing collection
  • Berroco yarns coming are the new Nebula in 4 colours, new stock of Folio in 8 colours, and excited for the return of “Suede” (remember the Bethany booties?), and new Sirdar yarns Wild and Flurry
  • We will have 3 colours of the new Malabrigo Caracol to show you, and we have Rios in black and offwhite and anniversario and Arroyo in Chispas.
  • We have a new Extreme bulky Rosario’s Wool LX in 7 colours for arm knitting or knitting on 25mm needles. We have an adult and 2 wee ones hats made to show you.
  • Canadian hand dyed Colour Adventures (Elena Nodel, Anadiomena on Ravelry) sweet aran, sweet merino dk, lace, sock and merino light
  • patterns and books for anything you want to knit or crochet, including internet access to Ravelry
  • Bolga baskets (made in Ghana) and Lantern Moon baskets (made in Vietnam)
  • Many samples to try on before you buy yarn to make them

If you are in need of a lunch stop while in Steveston, there are great Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Mexican, Seafood, Vietnamese, and Jamaican restaurants, brew houses and coffee shops of every taste – 50 of them! – all within 3 blocks easy walking distance. We even have a local spot featuring what is being called the best Pizza on the planet!

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10am – 5:30pm; Saturday: 10 – 5:30pm; Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Special in Store Events: We are presenting our summer sale early, Draw for your discount, anywhere from 10 to 50% off all regular priced items.  Coffee, tea and cookies will be available all day. We will also have kits put together for quick shopping.  All books and magazines will be 25% off, and we will have many samples priced to sell.

Owner: Diane DeBray

Store Address: 120 – 12051 Second Avenue, Richmond, BC  (this area of Richmond is also known as Steveston)

Store Phone: 604-275-1239 / 1-877-966-5945 (toll free long distance)

Website: www.woolandwicker.com

Parking:  If there is no parking on Second Avenue, customers can park in the parking lot behind the store. You can access this via an alley that is entered  from Steveston Coffee on the North end, or from behind Ichiro’s Restaurant the South end. There is a back door to the store just to the left of lumber pile.

Crawl Stop Feature: Once Upon a Sheep, Maple Ridge

The Shepherd’s Heart Society is a non-profit society and the sole proprietor of the Once Upon a Sheep Yarn Shop. The Society’s Mission is to provide the community with a local yarn shop that carries quality yarns and knitting products, as well as an inviting atmosphere to enjoy your craft.

All profits are channeled to support The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, The shop is completely run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 9am to 5pm; Saturday: 9am to 5pm; Sunday: Closed.

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Owner: Rosemary Best

Store Address: 22188 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC

Store Phone: 604-463-8296, ext. 109

Website: www.onceuponasheep.ca

Parking: There is plenty of parking in the lot next to the store.

Crawl Stop Feature: Black Sheep Yarns, Port Moody

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Black Sheep Yarns is located in the heart Port Moody, within easy walking distance of the new Evergreen Line, Moody Centre Skytrain station. The store atmosphere is both inspiring and relaxing. As well as a great selection of some of the most sought after yarns, such as Madelinetosh and Hedgehog Fibres, we also carry some yarns you won’t easily find in other yarns shops. We also showcase our yarns with samples from some of the most popular designers.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 12pm – 4pm.

Special In Store Events: We will be offering 10% off a selection of yarn, as well as a small giveaway with each purchase over $50.

Owner: Helen Danforth

Store Address: 88 Grant Street, Port Moody, BC.

Store Phone: 778-355-9665

Website: www.blacksheepyarns.ca

Parking: Parking is available on the street or in our designated parking stalls: stalls 1 & 2 in the underground parking and covered stalls 73 & 74 behind the store on Spring St.