Urban Yarns is a full service knitting and crochet retail company with two locations and an online store, carrying a large selection and range of yarns, needles, notions, patterns, and books. “Always Something New” is the Urban Yarns motto, which continually motivates us to provide our customers with fresh and innovative products and designs. The store was born out of a love and passion for yarns and the desire to inspire others of all ages and abilities to explore the endless possibilities of this craft. We believe our two stores are visually exciting places to shop and we offer a plethora of colour, fibre, and weight choices, including exotic and traditional yarns in all price ranges. On our Canadian wall, we are proud to offer products from Sweet Georgia, Gourmet Crafter, Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, and Biscotte & Cie. Some of the many other products we carry include a variety of yarns from Rowan, Madelinetosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud & Chloe, Debbie Bliss, Zealana, Berroco, Cascade, Classic Elite, Malabrigo, Noro, Alchemy, Sublime, to name just a few. Our user friendly and visually appealing online store provides an extensive selection of products that is constantly being updated to make shopping at home an enjoyable experience.
We are proud of our knowledgeable staff who love to share their expertise and are also constantly energized by the creativity of our customers. Whether you are new to knitting and crocheting, or an experienced crafter, you will be delighted by their helpful service and attention to detail.
A variety of classes are offered at both of our locations, from beginner and beyond beginner, to more advanced design and colour work options. For more information, see our classes link on our home page or feel free to call us at 604-228-1122 (Point Grey, Vancouver location).
We also believe that giving back to the community is part of our mission. Urban Yarns is an active member of the Point Grey Village Business Association and participates in other activities such as the knitting of purple hats to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome and collecting baby hats for delivery to children in Africa. We have also participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.