|Store Type |||Fabric/Sewing, Hobbies|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Port Moody|
|Getting There |||Bus: #160 Vancouver/Port Coquitlam Station|
|Cross Street |||Spring and Clark|
|Tues - Sat: 10:00PM- 5:00PM; Sun. 12:00PM – 4PM; Closed Mondays|
Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2009
Tucked just off Port Moody’s Saint John’s Street, Black Sheep Yarns is a refreshing revival of the old-school knitting store. The bright little shop has brought back three much-missed ingredients: hard-to-find, high quality yarns; expert service; and, lastly, a supportive knitting community. The friendly staff loves to offer assistance with projects that have hit a snag (literally). They’ll even brew up a pot of tea for customers who are browsing through patterns or knitting in the comfy chairs at the back of the store.
Getting Touchy Feely
The shelves at Black Sheep are brimming with beautiful yarns from all over the world. Noro from Japan, Rowan from Britain and fair-trade Marisol from Peru are only a few of the coveted specialty wools on hand. While your eyes are feasting on the range of colours, your fingers can enjoy the luxurious feel of merino wool, alpaca and silk. Black Sheep also carries a stunning collection of leather knitting bags that could easily pass for high-fashion totes.
A Tightly Knit Community
Beautifully hand-made samples decorate the store – bright children’s sweaters, lacy croqueted scarves and adult cable knits. Aspiring knitters who feel they need to learn a thing or two before attempting a large project can register for classes at Black Sheep. Taught by an experienced fibre artist, classes include beginner knitting, finishing techniques and sock making (see the Black Sheep Yarn website for a complete list). If attending classes is not for you, drop in to Knit Night on Monday evenings, where knitters of all levels get together and share the love of their craft.