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.

Moma Baskets and Bracelets 25%

As a special pre-Christmas treat Big Blue Moma Fair Trade Ghanian Baskets and Canadian made leather measuring bracelets, now 25% off. Give the knitter in your life a special treat, of a beautiful basket or trendy bracelet.

Bracelet regular 30$, now $21, gold, silver, bronze, mauve, pink and green


Baskets regular $75, now $52.50

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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!








Lovely Little Gift Ideas


Cavallini Pouches, $17 lined, heavy canvas, metal zipper, vintage prints from the Cavallini archive. perfect for stuffing with little sewing or knitting notions, or art supplies.

starter set

Symphonie Dreams Starter set from Knitter’s Pride, comes with three tips, 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 and two cables, 24 and 32 inch. Regular $45, Door crasher 40% OFF NOW $27. (ONLY 3 LEFT)


Leather Measuring Bracelets from Big Blue Moma, $30 various colours including gold silver and bronze, perfect for the holidays and come in a lovely gift box with an insirational saying that can be used for little notions.

Also from Big Blue Moma hand-woven fair trade baskets in multiple sizes and price points. My favourite is the Recycled Trashy Shoppers, for $75, for the eco-conscious person on your list made with repurposed fabris and plastics for weft on a traditional grasses weft. Each bag is a unique work of art and has different colour variations.

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We are open every day until 5:30 except Sunday until 4:00 pm, now until Dec 24, when we will also be closing at 4:00 pm and re-opening Boxing Day Dec 26th at 12 pm to 5:30 for all you holiday shopping and knitting needs.


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.