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: 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.

Crawl Stop Feature: Birkeland Bros., Abbotsford

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At Birkeland Bros. you will find a place with friendly, fun, and knowledgeable service along with a wide variety of wool products including yarn, roving/sliver, batts, and supplies for knitting, spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing and much more.

Our knowledgeable staff are here to help you with your wool needs. We also have colouring books and toys to keep the kids entertained, and biscuits for your dog!

If you are in the neighbourhood stop by and see the famous Birkeland Carding Machine.

While you are here – sit and knit for a while. Take a spinning wheel for a ride.

Listen to the unique sounds of the carding machine. Look at all the brilliant colours. Feel the textures, and smell the wool!

We are here to help you make that perfect project, whether it is knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting or dyeing. Just take your time, relax and enjoy!

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

Special In Store Events: Spinning and Giganto knitting demonstrations. 10% off all handspun yarns, and top/sliver used for spinning or Giganto knitting.

Owner: Chadwick Waters

Store Address: 33739 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 7H5

Store Phone: 604-855-9665 (Fraser Valley) or 604-874-4734 (Vancouver)

Website: www.VancouverWoolShop.com

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: 88 Stitches, Langley

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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.

woolithfair2Since 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 love to support local designers and locally handmade artisan gift items.

We stock a beautiful selection of hand-dyed yarn from Lichen and Lace and Malabrigo. A fantastic selection of Opal sock yarn, British wools and favourite commercial yarns such as Berroco, Cascade, Drops and Hikoo, just to name a few. You’ll fall in love with our cute gift items too!

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Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 11am – 3pm.

Special In Store Events: We’re offering Woolith Fair participants 20% off all yarn in stock, with the exception of Sweet Fiber Yarns, and we’re filling up our clearance bins with 30-50% off clearance yarn!

We’re very excited to have local knitwear designer Sylvia McFadden of Softsweater Knits here at the shop on the Saturday of the event to meet and inspire our visitors with a special trunk show of her beautiful shawls.

Owner: Sue Thomson88stitchesspring2015patio

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. All parking is free.