2020 Gift Giving Guide

For now until the 24th, we will be presenting our staff favorites for the yarn lovers’ wish list, and gift giving ideas. Keep an eye on our daily Instagram @baaadannas and I’ll also post a compilation on our blog every few days for holiday inspiration. Happy December yarnie friends!


DAY 5: We are so honoured to partner with local fibre artist Rebecca Glazier of Wild West Dye works who also is one of our much-loved knitting, dyeing and crochet teachers! She works solely with natural dyes and offers her pretty yarn caked in 25g, 50g, or 100g pre-wound balls so the knitter or crocheter only need purchase the amount needed for a project! Her colours are deep and consistent, and her bases are wonderful; there is nothing we don’t love about this New Westminster-based artist. And did I mention she also designs? We have a number of her amazing self-designed kits with the precise amount of yarn you need to make them; from rainbow stroller blankets, cowls, pillows and shawls. These are perfect kits for an adventurous beginner that is ready for a new technique and project! CHECK OUT Rebecca’s kits and classes HERE.


DAY 4: Give the gift of a work of art! These amazing earrings by Victoria artist Deborah of White Raven Craft are hand-macraweaved with yarns you can find in our store such as Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Arts Eco Dyed and Malabrigo yarns! A perfect gift for, or from, the fibre artist in your life as anyone can appreciate the intricate beauty in this handiwork. We love supporting local artists and this is a way to do so while spreading the beauty of fibre arts all around! Be sure to check out Deborah’s account as these are just a small inkling of her talent. BUY HERE.


DAY 3:

Need a kit for the holidays? We have complete beginner embroidery kits, as well kits for your second- or third- projects! Stitchers of any level can enjoy these Canadian-made embroidery sets from Hook, Line & Tinker. And at brilliant gifts for self or anyone crafty in your life! CHECK OUT OUR KNITTY-related SELECTION HERE, and more options are also available just down the street from us at The Learnary!


DAY 2: There’s no better way to finish off a hand knit hat then finding the perfect pom pom for its crown! Local maker, Janet of Yarnboler from just over the bridge from our shop makes the most beautiful faux fur pompoms that would allow you to follow your heart and pompom EVERYTHING! But get yours quick as they are popping out the door at an alarming pace! SEE FULL SELECTION HERE.


DAY 1: An amazing kit for any beginner-intermediate knitter. Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift is a fantastic colourwork shawl, great for even someone new to colourwork as it uses simple slip stitches to dance with colours. Originally designed for the barber pole, handspun-style yarns such as Spincycle, Cascade yarns offers a much more affordable alternative with their Cascade 220 Wave colourways and even put together kits to make this entire shawl! At $108 for seven 220-yard skeins of gorgeous superwash wool, this is a perfect kit gift to start on while zoom-ing our way through the holidays!

With 7 different kit combos to choose from any knitter could find inspiration with this kit for this shawl, or any other project! And to keep the price as low as possible, the pattern is not included in this kit as many people have also used it as a starting point for their own project inspiration! BUY HERE.


Stay tuned for more days of yarn self-care or gift giving ideas; or keep an eye on our daily update on IG or here on our website!

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