Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl

A collection of yarns purchased during the yarn crawl in a variety of colors and textures.
My yarn crawl purchases. Hand-dyed, hand-spun, or other interesting yarns.

A serendipitous trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada happened to coincide with Local Yarn Store Day and the Woolith Fair yarn crawl. I had a great time exploring yarn and craft stores in Vancouver! In all, I visited eight Woolith Fair stops plus a couple additional stores discovered along the way. I limited my purchases to local, handmade, and/or interesting yarns.


Pictures of the storefronts of my nine shop stops arranged in a grid.
My various stops
Paper passport with names and address of all the shops participating in the yarn crawl. Stops or stamps appear over the shops I visited.
My completed passport. I made it to “only” 8 of the 23 stops.
Shelves of multi-colored cakes of color-changing yarn.
Trendy or What Knot‘s wall of Whirl and Whirligig.

I stopped at:


I purchased:

A ball of variegated yarn in shades of sea blues with a Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works label.

Hand-dyed recycled silk. I met the local artist, Sarah Elizabeth, who was holding a trunk show at Baaad Anna’s.

A ball of yarn of twisted greens and oranges with a Fiber Imp label.

Hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn by Alberta, Canada-based The Fiber Imp from Baad Anna’s.

1 ball of very light weight pink/coral yarn with a Black Cat Custom Yarn label.

Black Cat hand-dyed lace-weight yarn from Trendy or What Knot. Black Cat has their own store that was participating in Woolith Fair, but it was too far away to visit. My Trendy or What Knot purchase (which also included a Scheepjes Whirlette in Grappa I need to finish another project) came with a free pattern. I chose: Scheepjes Yarn The After Party 03 Emerald Shawl.

Greens and pinks in a worsted-weight, single ply, merino yarn and a puzzle tree yarns label.

Another hand-dyed yarn by Vancouver-based Puzzle Tree yarns – I briefly met the artist when I first arrived at Wet Coast Wools.

A teal to gray ombre cake of fingerling-weight yarn labeled YarnBomb.

A hand-dyed yarn cake by Freia Fibers from Urban Yarns Point Grey.

2 small balls fingerling of yarn, one blue and one gold. Labeled Zealand Rimu.

A yarn blend by Zealana that includes New Zealand possum! I was told NZ possums are more attractive than American possums, and that the yarn makes a great natural technical fabric. These University of Notre Dame colors were selected by my hubby and destined for a ski hat for him.

5 small skeins of sock yarn in purple, magenta, deep red, orange, and yellow in a Sweet Georgia Party of Five clear box.

A Sweet Georgia Party of Five hand-dyed yarn pack. I see more Sweet Georgia purchases in my future – for a Lilla Bjorn Crochet Spirit of Life Wrap… 0r maybe a Stained Glass Wonder… or…

Canary blues, greens, and yellows sock yarn knit in a simple stockinette stitch and rolled up with a Sweet Georgia brand label.

A limited-release Sweet Georgia sock yarn blank. This yarn is knitted into a simple “blank” before dyeing to achieve a gradient effect. You then unravel the yarn to use it for your own project.

I haven’t decided how to use all these yarns yet, but I will likely combine them with other yarns and use designs that highlight their special features.

A panorama of food trucks.
Many food trucks in Port Moody.

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