Woolith Fair: This 3-day Metro Vancouver yarn crawl will have knitters hooked on buying local


Calling all knitters, crocheters, and fibre arts fans: Woolith Fair is happening later this month. The three-day yarn crawl across Metro Vancouver and surrounding communities is all about shopping local and supporting the region’s many yarn makers and vendors.

Yarn at Sweet Georgia in South Vancouver. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome.

Organized by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, Woolith Fair 2019 features 23 participating yarn shops and fibre arts-related businesses. The event is open to everyone, and simply encourages yarn enthusiasts to hit up as many of these spots as possible.

Stitch together your own three days of yarn-seeking adventuring, and make sure to print out a copy of the official Woolith Fair “passport.” At every participating stop, Fair-goers can collect an official stamp; the more stamps you get, the more cool swag you can be entered to win. Details about the passport and link to download it are on the Woolith Fair site.

In Vancouver, participating spots include Sweet Georgia in South Vancouver, Wet Coast Wools in Kitsilano, and Baad Annas in Hastings-Sunrise, as well as several others. If you’re up to venture further, there are shops in North Vancouver, Richmond, Langley, Surrey, Delta, New Westminster, and beyond to check out this year. Here’s a map of Woolith Fair stops:

Woolith Fair

When: April 26-28, 2019
Where: Participating yarn shops across Metro Vancouver

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom