Gorgeous hand dyed yarns , knitting accessories and premium quality supported spindles, drop spindles, fibre tools and exotic fibres for knitters, weavers & spinners.
Baaad Anna’s provides affordable, diverse, and eco-friendly yarn, knitting supplies and classes. We strive to create a community space for diverse crafters, parents, artists and non-conformist knitters in the East Van Neighbourhood. Not your Mama’s yarn store!
Beehive Wool Shop
This colourful, stacked-to-the-rafters LYS is located in a heritage building in beautiful downtown Victoria, BC and is the Canadian flagship store for Brooklyn Tweed.
Black Sheep Yarns
Experience the creative environment of Black Sheep Yarns, where you will find luxurious yarns, inspiring samples and staff to help you with your next project.
Hand carded batts, hand-spun yarn and hand made stitch markers that will inspire your creativity.
Gorgeous yarn products imported from countries belonging to the the British Commonwealth.
Luxury yarns and spinning fibres, hand-dyed in the Badlands of Alberta. Colour your world in yarn.
Drama Llama Knitting Company produces hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns, as well as knitting accessories and patterns.
Fraser Valley Knitting Guild
Knit. Learn. Laugh. The Fraser Valley Knitting Guild meets monthly to share a passion for knitting and a desire to improve and preserve knitting technique. Offering yarn winding services.
Golden I Designs
Golden I Designs sells handmade knitted necklaces and bracelets using 18k gold plated, 18k white gold plated, and sterling silver plated chain. Golden I Designs sells unique, affordable, and timeless pieces which provide a perfect complement to any outfit.
Got Craft? is an indie craft fair featuring 75 handmade designers, craft workshops, food carts, and swag bags. Aimed at bringing together a community that fosters handmade and DIY culture, celebrate our 14th show with us on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver (BC).
Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving or related fibre arts, and new members are very welcome.
Haberdash Couture Co.
“The Crafter’s Approach to Speedy Heirloom Knitting” A novel approach to knitting using haberdashery tricks.
Mongolian, Norse, Persian & RussianHungarian inspired hats and coats. Historical designs for modern times.
Whether it's Flying Turkeys, screams of Sargasm or a swig of Frögschläger, indigodragonfly hand dyed yarn and fibre studio is a True Independent Voice in the mundane, everyday world. Imagination, Passion, Fun - why go cookie cutter?
Exclusive Knit City 2013 merch., including tee shirts, tote bags, projects bags and notebooks.
Pip & Pin
Big, cozy knitwear created with attention to scale and texture using a variety of yarns, from chunky new wools to unique thrifted finds.
Richmond Weavers and Spinners
RWSG seeks to promote, encourage, and develop the art and craft of weaving, spinning, and dyeing in the community.
The Steam Trunk
Thinga-ma-jigs and what-nots for crafting, sewing and knitting including hand-made buttons, wool felt kits, books and more.
Artisan yarn company that makes exquisite hand-dyed yarns and fibres in stunningly saturated colours.
Unwind Knit & Fibre Lounge
The only dedicated yarn store on the Sunshine Coast, featuring sustainable products, books, classes and more.
Retailer of luxury yarns, knitting patterns and accessories. Operates both a retail location and online ordering.
West Coast Knitters Guild
Dedicated to promoting the art of knitting and crocheting through sharing of ideas, techniques, education, workshops, and community involvement. Will be offering "Stitch Doctor" services.
Class Previews will be posted in June, and registrations will be open July 25.
Kate Atherley is Knitty’s Lead Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher in her own right. Her book “Beyond Knit & Purl” brings her 10 years of teaching experience to a broader audience, sharing her beginner-friendly approaches for learning sock, cable and lace knitting. She regularly teaches in stores and events across Canada, including Lettuce Knit and The Purple Purl in Toronto, and Shall We Knit in Waterloo, at The Creativ Festival, Toronto's Downtown Knit Collective events, and has also taught for Knit Social, Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting. She's appeared in Knitty, Interweave Sockupied, and the UK magazine 'Knit', and a wide range of books. See more of her work at www.wisehildaknits.com. Her latest book “Knit Accessories: Essentials and Beyond” has been praised as the “go to” pattern book.
Pearl Chow worked and taught at Birkeland Bros. Wool Ltd. for 10 years before launching "Pearlknits", which produces video tutorials of original knit designs and conducts workshops throughout Vancouver.
Fiona Ellis graduated from DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design in 1993 and has been designing professionally ever since. Her work is much sought after, with sustained exposure in leading magazines such as Vogue Knitting, online in each issue of Twist Collective and as product support for yarn manufacturers. In demand for personal appearances and workshop instruction at international conferences and guilds, she is also a Craftsy on-line instructor. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits.
Amanda Kaffka learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, bars and beaches, but her backyard is her favourite place to knit alongside her husband and Kitty. With a fashion design degree from Ryerson University she has a passion for knitwear design and teaching. With a no-rules-in-knitting approach but high standards for excellence Amanda’s passion is to guide students to knit freely with solid technique.
Kim McBrien is the creative mastermind behind indigodragonfly: yarn and fibre born of a desire to produce yarns and fibre that are beautiful, full of fun, and one-of-a-kind, all the while striving to find and work with the best materials, artisans and designers to create something special that is beyond the mass-produced world we live in. Kim is a lifelong textile artist, fluent in all techniques related to contemporary basketry, surface design, knitting, weaving, spinning and embroidery.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a writer, mother, blogger, knitting humorist, philosopher and the author of seven funny books about knitting (and other stuff) two of which spent glorious weeks at the very bottom of the New York Times bestseller’s list. Stephanie lives in Toronto, Canada, where she writes, knits, weaves, spins and rides her bike very long distances. She keeps the award winning blog yarnharlot.ca in her inestimable spare time.
Helen Spaxman teaches pottery to adults and children, and mixed medias of toddler art at Britannia Centre as well as facilitating many diverse workshops such as crocheted hats, painting the site banners and murals. She is currently in completion of two hand-made tile mosaics and is acting as Arts and Culture Programmer at Britannia Community Services Centre.
Diana Twiss is an Art and Adult Literacy instructor by trade and has delivered several fibre arts workshops over the 13 years she’s been spinning. While she does enjoy spinning on her wheel, her specialty is the suspended (drop) spindle. Using explicit instruction as well as demonstration and modeling, Diana has been successful in supporting absolute beginners in the process of making yarn. In addition to spinning, Diana is working her way to becoming a Master Knitter, having completed Level 1 of the Master of Hand Knitting Program. You can see how she combines all her interests and skills by following her pursuits to make clothing from locally sourced wool, llama, alpaca mohair and flax on her blog – www.100milewear.com.
Kim Werker has written or co-authored six crochet books, is the former editor of Interweave Crochet, and is editor-in-chief of a new digital crafts magazine called The Holocene. Her new book, Mighty Ugly, is about creativity and slaying the demons that hold us back; it's due out in the spring of 2014. Kim lives in Vancouver with a loquacious kid, a man who loves his puns, and a mutt. Say hello and follow along at www.kimwerker.com.
Cheryl Wiebe first discovered spinning in 1980 and has been on a remarkable journey leading her through the vast spectrum of fibres available to spin ever since. She has been inspired through attending workshops with Judith MacKenzie, Paula Simmons, Mary Frame, Ann Fields, Jean Betts, and Kathryn Alexander to name a few. Dyeing professionally since the 1990's as well, Cheryl shares these passions with others by teaching workshops both at her home studio on Salt Spring Island, B.C., through Jane Stafford Textiles, and further afield. She loves working with colour in all aspects of her life, including knitting, weaving and crocheting.
Holli Yeoh is a Vancouver knitwear designer who has been self-publishing knitting patterns and teaching knitting techniques for over a decade. Her attention to detail makes her patterns and projects the bee’s knees. Holli’s designs appear regularly in magazines and books including Vogue Knitting, Noro Magazine, Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps and Scarves, Knit Noro Accessories as well as online magazines such as Twist Collective and Petite Purls. Follow Holli’s work on her website holliyeoh.com and on Ravelry.