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AudiQuattro
« on: December 02, 2006 11:55:19 PM »

Could anyone tell me some yarn stores in Vancouver other than Lewiscraft?
Today I went to the Lewiscraft at Brentwood Mall and they have close to no yarn left...
Please tell me some stores that has good variety of yarn to choose from... Thanks!
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Synthase
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 08:21:20 PM »

Although a tad more expensive than Lewiscraft, but with a much bigger selection and higher quality:
Urban Yarns (w10th ave, just a block or so east from the 99 b-line Sasamat stop)
There's another store on 4th ave, around Vine.
Burnaby Knitworks, across the street from Metrotown, on Kingsway/Willingdon

Though I still buy most of my yarn online. Wools tend to run minimum CDN$5.50 per ball..
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006 01:00:21 PM »

You have to try Three Bags Full! It's on Main street.... forget the address but you can google it. A wall FULL of Cascade 220 in a raindbow of colours plus other great yarn. I deffinatly recomend it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007 03:32:00 PM »

On Main Street
Three Bags Full - love that store (40+ AVE) noro & cascade galore!!
Birkeland - also awesome, pearl is sweet (more to the north around the 30aves) I get lots of sock yarns there...

On West 4th
Homecraft Importers - carries tons of stuff, rowan and bliss and yarns from Vogue knit projects

You can good urban yarns to see what they have and what they price out at, but I have never ventured that far west.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007 11:52:11 PM »

Daiso, the $2 japanese store.

And Zellers has a yarn section too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007 01:20:57 PM »

no one's mentioned Birkeland Brothers at 3573 Main?!?
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starpiste
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007 10:29:06 AM »

There's also Touch fo Wool at Dunbar and 29th ave.

(and apprently one is opening on commercial drive???)
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discoprincess
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2007 03:40:29 PM »

Its about freakin time there was a yarn store on Commercial. WOW


Anyways, has anyone see the tilli tomas yarns for sale in Vancouver or the lower mainland region? I have a car and I will drive to spend the $$. I just don't want to order out of the US and end up paying conversion and duty plus WAIT!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007 07:41:27 PM »

I usually buy from zellers but recently i have started to buy from Michaels.  They have some really good deals.  I bought a 5oz skein of bernat baby softee for 2$.  And bernat super saver(7oz skeins) are always 3.99(about).  I have not been to any of the other stores mentioned so thanks for the names of the stores i'll have to go ch
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007 11:11:26 PM »

Im not sure if its still going on,  but last time I went to Dressew that had MAJOR yarn/wool sales, and there was alot of that fun fur and jazzy stuff,  for 2 bucks  each!   Other than that I go to Michaels in North Van.  It's pricey but they have a really great selection! 
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starpiste
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2007 10:57:26 AM »

Dressew still has a ton of yarn and a lot of is novelty, but they also have a lot of baby and regular acrylics, lots of cotton threads and yarn and some R2 yarns and R2 pattern books.
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elysium
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2007 04:20:24 PM »

They have yarn at Safeway now !!??!! I guess this knitting thing is really taking off.
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frannie
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007 08:54:28 PM »

Anyone been to the Fibre/yarn place in Granville Island?
I can't remember the exact name, but it's right across from the market.

They weave tapestries and do all this cool stuff, and after they sell their extras.
Not the bets place to get LOTS of the same yarn, but it's an awesome place to get really unique yarn cause they hand-dye them all.

Definetly worth checking out.
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elysium
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2007 09:55:27 PM »

Yes, they have some gorgeous yarn. Watch out though, they're not open Sundays and tend to close a little early other days. Worth checking out if you can make it though. I always end up spending money when I go.
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starpiste
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2007 01:29:56 PM »

They are really nice though and will talk to you about dying, weaving, felting and the like.
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paddywhack
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2007 11:06:01 AM »

Is that the silk place? Near the Aquabus dock?  I peeked in a window one day (it was closed) and I almost peed when I saw the wall of silky goodness... I have yet to go in, I'm afraid I'd spend all my monies.
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gius
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2007 05:01:02 PM »

Is there any place for more 'unusual' products ?
For example you can get balls of raffia at dollar stores
Also there are braids and cord and metallic ribbon at Dressew
There's also a bit of thick paper yarn at a Dollar store (going east) from Macdonald on Broadway
Anything that comes in strips
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gius
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008 06:22:41 PM »

Hello there, again.
I went to Home Hardware on Terminal today and bought some jute and sisal. Quite cheap I must say! Very happy
The sisal comes in heavy and medium weights.
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gius
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2008 10:11:59 PM »

Is there any good place to buy thinner synthetic yarns? I was at Michaels in North Van today and everything is medium weight.. It's quite thick. I need something close to two strands of sewing thread combined, or slightly thicker.
They had thinner yarn like this, for crochet, but it was 100% cotton  Undecided
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