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.
CaterpillarGreen is an artisan yarn company specializing in self-striping yarns. We are based on Vancouver Island, BC and sell our products worldwide through our online shop.
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.
Unbranded, logo free, tagless, no frills. Hand made and dyed merino wool clothing for men, women and children by Hilary Else.
Vegan fibres (hemp, linen, corn, soy, banana), mill end & remnant fibres, hand dyed & hand spun wool, hand dyed hemp & silk scarves, woven scarves, and hemp tea towels.
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 16th show with us on Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver (BC).
Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild (GVWSG)
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in spinning, weaving or related fibre arts, and new members are very welcome.
Humming Bee Farm
We are a mother-daughter team of dyers from Vancouver Island. In addition to raising a flock of colored and white Angora goats, we dye local wool, llama, alpaca, silk and a wide assortment of yarns. Bold, beautiful colors are our speciality and we love what we do!
Indigo Moon Yarns
Exquisite hand dyed yarns in rich, bold, beautiful colours...positively West Coast!
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?
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.
Smith and Ewe
Unique handspun designer yarns and limited edition hand dyed sock yarns. One-of-a-kind handspun, handknit mittens and hats. Hand dyed fibres for the discriminating spinner
Sweet Fiber Yarns is a luxury hand dyed yarn company located on the south coast of British Columbia. Inspired by the beautiful place we call home, we strive to supply today's knitters with incredible colourways, exquisite yarns and unique knitwear designs.
Artisan yarn company that makes exquisite hand-dyed yarns and fibres in stunningly saturated colours.
A barnyard of talking shawl pins ~ featured in Vogue Knitting; porcelain cat, owl and mouse yarn bowls; creepy/cool wisdom & sweet tooth stitch markers; sheep earrings and knit inspired necklaces.
The Crafty Jackalope
Hand knit/crochet cowls & accessories, mobiles and toys; knit & crochet patterns; Kit-it-Knit-it project kits (pattern, yarn, needles); Knit notions (stitch markers, knit-kits, project bags).
The Steam Trunk
Thinga-ma-jigs and what-nots for crafting, sewing and knitting including hand-made buttons, books and more.
Three Bags Full
We are a family-owned yarn shop in Vancouver, BC, specializing in natural fibres, classes and accessories--everything needed for people who love to knit and crochet.
Twig Prints creates unique handmade home decor and accessories. Both charming and functional, the collection includes storage containers, teatowels, totebags, purses, fridge magnets and lavender bags. Original designs are handprinted on natural linens and cottons using non-toxic water-based pigment.
Unwind Knit and 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 shop.
Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
Canada's largest modern quilt guild, the Vancouver MQG is a place for quilters to connect, share, and be inspired! We're open to quilters of all experience levels. Join us for workshops, sew-ins, and retreats and hone your skills while getting to know your fellow members. Founded in 2010.
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.
Melissa Rose Caines spent the first 8 years of her life on the East Coast in the US watching her Irish grandmother knit. It wasn’t until graduate school 14 years later in Dublin, Ireland that a friend taught her the continental style of knitting on needles and yarn given to her by her grandmother. Melissa immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 2007, where her son was born in 2008. Early life with a child kept her busy, but she still found time for knitting! Since 2011, Melissa has been inspiring beginner to advanced knitters with her classes at Vancouver's Three Bags Full Yarn Shop. She has a penchant for colour work, steeking, working with traditional wools from Iceland and Shetland, and exploring the different ways crafters knit and purl around the world. Having learned as an adult, Melissa understands the trials and tribulations new knitters face when incorporating new techniques into their knitting toolbox and brings a warm sense of humour and steady patience to her teaching.
Pearl is a born and bred Vancouverite, having worked and designed for Knitwear Architects and 10 years with Birkeland Bros. Wool. Teaching children fibre arts is a new focus for her. At St. George’s Summer Camp, making each lesson fun and interesting, especially for the boys, is a challenge worth the effort. She also teaches knitting, weaving, and felting privately, at home parties, and at Wet Coast Wools.
Caitlin ffrench is a textile artist working in East Vancouver. She works as a knitwear designer, natural dyer, and fibre artist- and spends much of her time in back alleys and the woods wildcrafting dyes. Between the drying yarns on her front porch and jars of solar dye experiments (as well as her tiny black cat and large copper cauldron), she has come into living her life as a bog witch. Her textile life is found at www.wewilltellyouallofoursecrets.com and her adventures into the unknown are found at www.intodarkwoods.com
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.
Driven by an obsessive, passionate and often tumultuous relationship with color, Felicia Lo has intensely pursued everything related to design, dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting and photography. In 2005, she founded SweetGeorgia Yarns, an artisan hand-dyed yarn company that makes exquisite knitting yarns and spinning fibers in stunningly saturated colors. Felicia has taught spinning, dyeing and weaving in her production studio as a way to welcome more fiber enthusiasts to the world of color and texture. Felicia lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with her husband (who is not shy about his love of the color orange) and travels extensively to learn new skills and gain inspiration from other artisans. Learn more about Felicia and SweetGeorgia Yarns at sweetgeorgiayarns.com.
Kim McBrien Evans
Kim McBrien Evans 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.
Color is the catalyst for Kim's work. It is what drives her; what she is passionate about. It always begins with colour. Her sound knowledge and skill in the areas of fibre and dyeing is the result of her education, B.Sc., Integrated Sciences, coupled with her 32 years of spinning, dyeing and weaving experience. She is currently a member of the teaching faculty at Place des Arts in Coquitlam in charge of the spinning and dyeing programs, and an Instructor and lecturer on the arts of dyeing and spinning for: weaving and spinning guilds, museums, Olds College (Fibre Week), Gibsons Fibre Arts Festival, Fibre Fest (Abbotsford), Fibres West (Surrey), Whistler’s Children’s Arts Festival, the Vancouver Aquarium, Penelope Fibre Arts, Twist of Fate and the Traditional Learning Academy. Over the years she has been called upon to lead fibre retreats, adjudicate fibre events and have served as a fleece, hand spinning as well as a 4-H judge. In 2012 her article on dyeing silk hankies was chosen for inclusion in Interweave Press’ eBook, “All About Silk”, a publication featuring “the best silk articles published over the last 35 years in Spin Off magazine”. In addition she was published in Spin Off Magazine’s Fall issues in 2005 and 2007.
Lynette Meek has been knitting for thirty plus years and teaching in Nanaimo at her LYS for the last fifteen. In another,earlier part of her life she was a costume designer and that training has been the basis of pattern design work. Lynette started to create designs to help teach specific skills in her classes. With encouragement from her students (a figurative kick in the backside) and the emergence of Ravelry Lynette started to self-publish her patterns. An e-mailed link from a well-meaning Ravelry friend; and a wild dream; and followed by some frantic knitting and painting; and then coming first runner up in the Vogue Knitting Magic of Mohair Design Competition; all this launched her “really” professional designing career in 2011! Since the Design Competition Lynette has been published several times in Vogue Knitting, has created designs for Jimmy Beans Wool, Malabrigo, and Zealana. Her latest design efforts have come as a result of another Design Competition and have lead to the beginnings of a long term collaborative relationship with the Buffalo Wool Co. Lynette’s passion is lace knitting, embellished by beads and then hand-painted with dyes.
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for creative indoor work. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Laura is currently enamored with lace, and with incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, and so many of her designs lean in this direction. She travels often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country. Her new book, Knockout Knits, will be released in September 2014.
Stephanie Pearl McPhee
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a writer, mother, blogger, knitting humorist, philosopher and the author of eight 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.
Amy Singer is the founder and editor of the online knitting magazine Knitty.com which has had more than 142 million site visits since its launch in 2002. Eleven years ago. Most people who learn she’s a knitter, knitting teacher and knitting magazine editor who is allergic to wool think it’s hysterical. Ha. Never mind. She’s perfectly happy knitting with cotton and silk and lots of other stuff, and wrote a book on the subject (No Sheep for You; Interweave Press, 2007), and a few others about other stuff. As a teacher of knitting stuff, Amy champions the joys of mindless [think relaxing] knitting, helping knitters to create beautiful things without tearing their hair out.
Diana is passionate about fibre, fabric, colour and texture. She has been knitting for over 35 years and spinning for nearly 15. An experienced teacher with a background in adult education, she has successfully introduced many beginners to the wonders of making yarn and has helped more experienced spindlers experiment with technique, colour, and fibre to take their spinning to a new level. Her favourite tools for yarn making are spindles because of their simplicity, beauty and portability. You can see how she combines all her fibre interests and skills by following her pursuits to make yarn from locally sourced wool, llama, alpaca and mohair on her blog – www.100milewear.com.
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.
Kislan Coderre is a Vancouver based fibre artist and the owner of Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, an online shop selling her hand dyed yarns, spinning fibre and handspun yarn. Kislan learned to spin in the 1970’s when her mother brought home an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel and started dyeing wool in their kitchen. She has since knit and spun her way through several decades, picking up different techniques along the way with courses from the Capilano Textile Design program, fibre gatherings and weekly classes at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.