New at 40% off and Store Sample Sale

Well folks I am always bringing out new things for the big clearance closing sale.

Katmandu Chunky believe it or not, 50% off (red only) reg $20

Berroco Macro, now 40% off, reg $24. 95

Noro Silk Garden and Yuzen now 40% off, reg $14.95

Sandnesgarn Strompgarn, alpacca dk sock now 40% off, reg $6.95

Store and Rowan Sample Sweater and Shawls are also now on sale for mostly $25, but things like hats will be $5. SOme of these pieces have about $200 worth of yarn in them. Get them while you can.



Store Closing Further Discounts

We are now at 20% discount on all regular priced yarns (Excluding Fleece Artist and Handmaiden)

As you know from my last email the store will be closing probably at the end of April, so don’t miss out. Come and get what you need for your projects. There are still several selection of sweater quantities of yarn but that won’t be the case for much longer.

Further discounts on some yarns 30% to 60% off.

Select hand-dyed yarns, 40%-50% off
Rowan Kidsilk Haze 50% off,
Rowan Fine Lace 50% off,
Zealana Air and Air handpaints 50% off
Rowan SoftYak Dk 50% off
Berroco Corsica 50% off
Berroco Fiora 50% off
Berroco Mykonos 60% off
Rowan Fur 60% off


50% off Zealana Air regular $24, now 12$, super luxurious blend of cashmere, silk and brushtail possum down.


50% off Berroco Corsica, regular $13.95, now $6.98

Plush Cotton Cashmere blend, perfect for summer evenings, or those with wool allergies.


Store Moving Announcement

After almost seven years in the store at 1683 East 13th, I have decided to move the business to Squamish. Many of you know, I moved out of the city three years ago in April. So, with that in mind, I hope you understand my desire to simplify my life and sell yarn from there. Location tbd.

I will miss you all very much, but I will still be able to see you at yarn shows, such as Fibres West, Knit City, Olds Fibre Week, and the Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival. I also hope to get to Campbell River and Victoria for shows there, though perhaps not every year.

I will also be working on my online store in future, focusing only on Fleece Artist Handmaiden Yarns. Shows, online sales, and in store sales, really are three different businesses.

My yarn business has always been successful because I am innovative and flexible and this is another chapter in that story. I went from the front window of my friend Stephanie’s store Devil May Wear, to a kiosk, to a live work space in Gastown, to owning my own little bricks and mortar retail space in Vancouver, with yarn show sales. At the same time I bought and built another business with my husband Adam, The Little Big Workshop, making props for film and television with my yarn sale proceeds, which has exceeded all of our expectations, and is still growing.

Since my store is now for lease, If you know of anyone who would like to inquire about it, please give them my email.
I hope to remain open until the end of April, but that may change if someone wants the store sooner.

Following is the graduated clearance pricing scheme going forward. Yes the discounts will increase but the availability of yarn and colours will decrease. As of tomorrow, there will be no returns of yarn. All sales final. The discount scheme will not be moved up, unless a specific yarn quality runs low.

Thank-You for understanding.

Clearance Pricing Scheme:

All regular priced yarns (excluding Fleece Artist Handmaiden) and needles and Big Blue Moma baskets/bracelets

Feb 4th until Feb 15th   10% off
Feb 16th until Feb 29th  20% off
March 3rd until March 13th 30% off (Closed March 15th for Fibres West)
March 18th until March 29th  40% off
April, if still open 50% of regular priced yarns.

Yarns will also be further discounted as numbers dwindle. Some odds and ends may go to 60% off. I will update which yarns are dropping in price on the website.

Join me for Mint Tea Cookies and Knitting

You are invited for a Holiday tea and cookies and knitting (or crocheting) Come One and All!

Tuesday Dec 17th and Thursday Dec 19th, from 5:30 to 8 pm. 

As a thank-you to all my lovely customers and friends who have supported the store. I was so pleased that so many of you opened my previous email. (after three years of not sending one) It made my day.

You can come and see my ridiculous Christmas stockings (these aren’t them). And try it yourself if you like. The store will also be open if you need to pick anything up later than usual. Love to see you you.

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours!








Extended Hours and lots of Christmas Quick Knits Yarn (some 60% off)

Hello Friends. I am now open Sundays until January 5th, and will be OPEN EVERY DAY from Dec 11th to the 24th to ensure you get all you need to celebrate the holidays.

As we get closer to the holiday, I recommend larger yarns for quick knits. we also have big buttons to put on them so you can get all you need.

I love this Berroco Macro Cowl

We have it on display in store. It uses 2 hanks Macro, and I wear it more like Brianna

Brianna Capelet

we also have Rustic Mega Chunky yarn, now 60% off at $3.60 perfect for Claire’s Cowl

Claire Knit Scarf Outlander Scarf Claire Claire Outlander Cowl Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf--2823_3

Or Brianna’s larger version which could also be done in Macro.


Big Blue Moma Measuring Bracelets

New In Store $30

Now you will never be without your measuring tape!

Made of Leather with a single post closure, these leather bracelets are a must have for the knitter, designer, or anyone who just loves to measure things…yup…you know who you are. Wrap it twice around your wrist and you are prepared for that knitting project on the go, measuring your windows for blinds (personal experience) and a whole lot more.

Our font is a 14 point, which means it is easy to see for those of us over 50, and we cater to both imperial and metric measures because as Canadians we go both ways don’t we? As of May 27th, these bracelets are also adjustable so if you buy the wrong size, we can help you through the resizing process in about ten minutes.

These are complete for gift giving and come in a small wooden box, complete with a quote about creativity engraved on the inside of the box lid and colour coded to match your new bracelet. Turn the box into storage for your favourite notions once the bracelet has become a regular feature on your wrist. The boxes, and the bracelets are made in house-in the back yard actually-of our studio in Calgary. We use premium leather, but each one is from an off cut so colours are limited and change frequently.

This product is a handmade item so minor imperfections are inevitable.