Congratulations Raffle Winners!

Woolith Fair 2017 was a great success! We want to thank all the shops and studios – and the Alpaca Farm! – who served as Passport Stops for the weekend, as well as all the yarn yarn crawlers who took part in the Fair and came out to visit all the shops and studios. ¬†From what we have heard, everyone had a wonderful time and is now well stocked with yarn for the summer! ūüėČ

In the week following Woolith Fair, we collected all the Passports and blanket squares that had been left at the various passport locations. ¬† In the coming weeks, the West Coast Knitters’ Guild will be organizing a group of volunteers to sew the blanket squares into blankets that can be donated to the Variety Blanket Drive.

The winners of the prize raffles were selected on the weekend.  The winners are:

Beginner Crawler (at least 3 stamps on the passport): Anna Gurling

Intermediate Crawler (at least 7 stamps): Lori Nelson

Master Crawler (at least 14 stamps): Sue Dadson

All the winners have already been contacted and the prizes have been delivered.  Congratulations everyone!

We will be announcing the dates for Woolith Fair 2018 very soon. Stay tuned so you can put the dates in your calendar, and start planning for next year’s yarn crawl!

It’s Time to Start Yarn Crawling!

Woolith Fair has finally arrived and I know that some of you have been out and about since early this morning, making sure that you take in as many Crawl Stops as possible!

Make sure to read through the blog posts¬†below to verify the¬†store hours and addresses of¬†each location, so that you don’t miss out on anything. ¬†When you have finished your Woolith Fair adventure, leave your passport at the last store you visit. We will collect the passports later this week, and then draw the winners of our three Crawl Raffle prizes. ¬†Winners will be notified by email, and their names will also be posted here on the website.

We would like to thank all of the participating shops, farms,¬†and yarn dyers who contributed prizes to this years event! A special thanks also to Diamond Yarns, for contributing prize items even though they can’t be here to take part in the Crawl in person.¬†And in case you missed it on Instagram, here are a few photos of all those lovely prizes:

Happy Woolith Fair Everyone!

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 Р6pm; Saturday: 11am Р5pm; Sunday: 11am Р4pm.

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: Vegan Yarn and Knitters’ Jewellery, New Westminster

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Vegan Yarn is a dye studio based in New Westminster, BC. ¬†They¬†dye yarn and fibre for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers, all of which is made from animal-free fibres. ¬†As Owner Heidi Braacx explains, ‚ÄúWe work mindfully to create beautiful things that exist for more than their own sake, that do not exist at the expense of someone‚Äôs happiness but as work of art that are made of freedom, compassion, and joy.‚ÄĚ

Kristan MacIntyre is a locally based jeweler who makes tools for knitters and crocheters.  The items are cleverly disguised as jeweler so you can have them on you at all times. Need a darning needle? Stitch marker? You’ve got it!

During Woolith Fair, you can visit both Heidi and Kristan at the Vegan Yarn Studio in New Westminster.  You won’t want to miss the chance to meet these amazing women in person, and shop their amazing products!

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Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday:¬†Closed; Saturday: 10 ‚Äď 5pm;¬†Sunday:¬†Closed

Special Events: The Vegan Yarn Dye Studio will be open for tours all day Saturday. Heidi will be doing dyeing demos, so you can see how she makes her fantastic colour combinations.  Kristan will be demonstrating her jewelry making techniques.

Owner:¬†Heidi Braacx (Vegan Yarn) & Kristan MacIntyre (Knitters’ Jewellery).

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Contact Emails: info@veganyarn.com and kristanmacintyre@gmail.com

Website: www.veganyarn.com and www.kristanmacintyre.com

Parking: Street parking is available on Fader Street, but you will need a parking pass. Please ask Heidi for a pass when you first arrive at the Studio.

 

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.

Jos√©e Paquin from UandIKnit will also be hosting a trunk show at Baaad Anna‚Äôs on Saturday from 11am ‚Äď 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: 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 ‚Äď 5pm; Saturday: 10am ‚Äď 5pm; Sunday: 12pm ‚Äď 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.

Crawl Stop Feature: Trendy or What Knot, Mission

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Trendy Or What Knot Yarns & Gifts is known for its unique yarns, like ITO YARNS, HOOOKED RibbonXL/Zpagetti recycled t-shirt yarns and TJOCKT jumbo merino yarns.

We¬†are also 4 shops under one roof with Studio KiKaBoe Unusual Jewellery, the Mission Weavers and Spinners Guild’s LoomRoom, and Kozy Koats Boutique sharing some of our space.

Yarn Crawl Hours:  Friday: 10am to 8pm;  Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 11am to 5pm.

Special In Store Events: Crawlers will receive 10% off their purchase and a chance to increase their percentage with the Spinning Wheel of Fortune (up to 40%off)

Owner: Mady Pechler

Store Address: 33118A First Avenue, Mission, BC (between Fuel and the Royal Bank)

Store Phone: 604-287-KNOT (604-287-5668)

Website: www.trendyorwhatknot.ca

Parking: Free street parking (2hr max) on First Ave. Park all day on James St (South side) and on Railway Ave.

Crawl Stop Feature: West Coast Knitters’ Guild Presents Knit Knurses for Woolith Fair

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Woolith Fair host West Coast Knitters’ Guild will hold an open house on Saturday, May 7 during Woolith Fair.  From 10 am to 5 pm you can drop in and ask for knitting help from our expert Knurses. We will also have ball winders and swifts to wind your Woolith Fair stash.

In the morning from 10 am to 2 pm we will also have our very own Bev Grey who be offering tips and tricks on everything you need to know on how to knit a knitted knocker.

We will have coffee and sweets on offer and you can get your passport stamped too.  We look forward to spending some time with you at Woolith Fair!

Yarn Crawl Hours: Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Stop Address: H W Flesher Housing Co-op Hall ‚Äď 3545 East 43rd Avenue. ¬†Watch for Woolith Fair signage as the Co-op is under renovation.

Website: For more information about the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, please visit westcoastknitters.org

Parking: Parking is available on surrounding streets.  Please take note of posted parking restrictions, since some areas are for Resident Parking only.

Going Crawling? Don’t forget your Passport!

The Woolith Fair Passport is ready for download!

As part of the fun of Woolith Fair, we invite Crawlers to collect passport stamps as you visit each of the participating Passport Stops.  If you collect enough stamps, you will be eligible for one our Prize Draws.

If you collect three stamps, you will be entered in the Beginner Crawler Raffle;

if you collect seven stamps, you will be entered in the Intermediate Crawler Raffle

if you collect fourteen stamps, you will be entered in the Master Crawler Raffle.Woolith Fair Passport

The Passport is available for download from the Passport Page. ¬†If you don’t have access to a printer, you can also pick up a copy¬†from one of the¬†Passport Stops. ¬†Leave your completed passport at the last store you visit to be¬†entered¬†in the raffles.

The draws will take place on Saturday, May 14th  РPrize winners will be contacted directly, and their names will be posted on our website.  More information about the prizes will be available soon!

 

Woolith Fair Passport Rules:

1) Passport Holders must be 16 years of age or older.

2) Only one (1) passport per participating crawler for the entire event.

3) The Passport Holder must be present when his/her passport is stamped.

4) Passports are non transferrable.

5) The prize draw will take place on Saturday, May 14th.

6) All prize winners must provide identification in order to claim a prize.

7) Prizes must be claimed no later than May 21st, 2016.