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: Sweet Georgia Yarns, Vancouver

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We are an artisan hand-dyed yarn company that makes yarns and spinning fibers that celebrates our unapologetic love of color. We have an entire room of discounted “seconds” skeins that are available to local shoppers.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday to Sunday 10 – 5pm

Special In Store Events: All regular, in-stock yarns will be 10% off during Woolith Fair.2012-09-1914-11-14SGY

Owner: Felicia Lo

Store Address: #110 – 408 East Kent Ave South

Store Phone: 604-569-6811

Website: www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

Parking: There is plenty of parking outside of our studio.

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: 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, “We work mindfully to create beautiful things that exist for more than their own sake, that do not exist at the expense of someone’s happiness but as work of art that are made of freedom, compassion, and joy.”

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 – 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).

kristanStore Address: 422 Fader Street, New Westminster, BC

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: 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.

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: Caitlin ffrench in Vancouver, BC

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Caitlin ffrench invites you to visit her in front of her house- a space that she does most of her dyeing. She will be readying an indigo vat, creating ecoprinted fabrics, going over varying handmade mordants, and will have several cauldrons bubbling of natural dyes. IMG_0737
Yarn Crawl Hours:  Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Owner: Caitlin ffrench

Studio Address: 512 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC

Website: www.thesesecrets.com

Parking: Street Parking is available on surrounding streets. Please pay attention to posted parking restrictions.

Crawl Stop Feature: 88 Stitches in Langley, BC

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88 Stitches is a modern local yarn shop located in Walnut Grove, North Langley, just minutes from historic Fort Langley and a short distance from Trans Canada Hwy. off Exit 58 (200th St. Langley). Both Walnut Grove and nearby Fort Langley have fantastic restaurants for your lunch or dinner stops.

88Stitches2016cascadewallSince opening our doors in 2007, we’ve made it our mission to stock quality yarns and supplies we’re passionate about, while offering friendly and helpful service. Our stock is constantly changing and evolving, with new items available on our New Arrivals table and on our discount shelves at 30-50% off.

We stock a fantastic selection of hand-dyed yarn, sock yarn, British wools and favourite commercial yarns such as Berroco, Cascade, Hikoo and Rowan. You’ll fall in love with our cute gift items too!

We’re very proud to be home to local hand-dyer and knitwear designer Melissa Thomson of Sweet Fiber Yarns.

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10am – 6pm; Saturday: 10am – 6pm; Sunday: Closed.

Special In Store Events: Coincidentally, the yarn crawl is the same Friday and Saturday as our annual Anniversary Sale! We’re celebrating 9 years and offering our customers and yarn crawl participants 30% off all regular priced yarn in stock.

There’s anniversary door prize draws and Melissa of Sweet Fiber Yarns is bringing a limited selection of some of her studio seconds. It’s a great opportunity to snag gorgeous hand-dyed luxury at discounted prices. Seconds consist of yarn with knots, tangles, spinning and dye flaws.

Owner: Sue Thomson 88stitchespatio2

Store Address: Unit 602-21183-88 Avenue Langley, B.C. (the shop entrance faces 212 Street)

Store Phone: 604-888-6689

Website: www.88stitches.com

Parking: There is clearly marked reserved customer parking right outside the shop and a large parking lot further in the complex. Our back entrance to the shop is wheel chair accessible.