Due to COVID 19 the rescheduled July date for the Fibres West festival has also been cancelled. Next year's festival is scheduled for March 19th and 20th, 2021
YO2020 is Cancelled.We are sad to share that this year's Yarn Okanagan event is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancelling fibre events like Yarn Okanagan comes at a cost to all parties involved but most of all our vendors. We encourage you to shop online from the comfort and safety of your home and support the artists we love in this industry. Some shops may run promotions closer to the event. Please watch our (and their) social media platforms for more information.
Yarn Candy / Okanagan Bag Co
Isis Fibre Arts
Intwined Fibre Arts with Skimikin Studios
Cattails farm Fibre
Yellow Star Ranch Alpacas
The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio
Things Created Equal
That DARN Yarn Shop and Fibre Mill
The Small Bird Workshop
Big Blue Momma
Two Sticks and Ewe
Orchard Valley Studio
Smith and Ewe
Knox Mountain Knit Co.
Fat Marmot Knits
Sea Turtle Fiber Arts
Hewetopia Fiber Art
handmade by whoo
Okanagan Dye Works
Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts
Twisted Fae Fibreworks
4 Elements Pottery
West Coast Colour
Black Cat Custom Yarn
Baaad Anna's has been compiling and updating a Virtual Knit Group list which you can find HERE
Crafters, Fibre shops, designers and yarnies, please join our Ravelry forum to share your online shop updates, promotions and virtual social offerings. I'll do my best to share what you are all offering and organize virtual events on our calendar as well. Stay home and stay well.
Much love, Janna
A warm hello from the beautiful Sunshine Coast,
As we all attempt to keep everyone around us safe many things are closing down and being postponed, including fibre festivals. Fibres West was scheduled to occur this past weekend but during set up vendors heard about the government mandated closure of events larger than 250 people.
I took the ferry into Vancouver on Thursday morning, dropped my son off at his grandma's and headed to Langley and set up my booth. When I got news of the closure I'm not embarrassed to admit that I headed to my van, after having spent many hours muscling my booth together, to eat multiple chocolate bars which I had purchased earlier thinking they'd last me the month. As I was munching away on my second bar, an Eatmore, the Vegan Yarn team pulled up into the parking spot beside me; Heidi, Jeremy and Mr.H, and offered to help me pack up my booth. What a godsend, not to mention the dark lager they treated me to afterwards.
So, after a few days of resting up I'm happy to announce that our shop update, featuring all the yarn that didn't get to perform at Fibres West is live online! Plus, all our yarn is 10% off, and you can use the code CANADA at checkout for free shipping within Canada on yarn purchases over $120, or EVERWORLD for a $20 discount for world-wide destinations on yarn purchases over $150.
Also, Sunshine Coasters, this month use the code EVERSHIP for free delivery on any online order. Deliveries will be made on Saturdays.
Thank you so much for the support!
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as Community Highlights.
Do you have an event, KAL, yarn or pattern release, launch or other thing you want us to post? Just send your press release to me at
janna (at) vancouveryarn.com and specify that you'd like to see it on our blog.