about us.

 

We are open!!  Our NEW store hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-5:30PM.

Please call Diane at 604-307-8402 if you want to pick something up specific during our previous open hours (All day Saturday, Sunday, or Monday and Friday mornings). Check out what's new on our blog pages! Click on Diane's blog.  See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wool-and-Wicker-127684623950112/



Ravelry: #01 Overlapping Patches pattern by Kaffe Fassett
July 28/20.  We have all the Rowan Felted Tweed colours for this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett masterpiece cover of Vogue Knitting Late Winter 2020.  Order @ 604-275-1239 or tollfree long distance @ 1-877-966-5945.



New Hikoo yarn!  This is Popcycle, made from recycled plastic bottles!  Already 71 projects on Ravelry!!  Want to try?  Let us know, and we will bring in for you.  Can.$18/skein/100g/279m.                          pattern below available on Ravelry.                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                  Hannah Mann's popular design

          3-5 skeins
                                                               "Vindauga" pattern, long or crop.

James Cox pattern, "Patty" in A Truly Amazing Yarn
Get ready for a delightful surprise. HiKoo's new Popcycle yarn is 50% bamboo and 50% recycled plastic bottles. Each hank recycles 2 bottles. The result is a beautiful, subtle tweed that is very strong but also very soft. This fingering weight is ideal for cool summer knitting. So, I created Patty, a sturdy backpack that stretches to accommodate your knitting project, a summer reading novel, sunglasses, sunscreen, phone, and a yummy snack. This pattern takes two hanks, which means four plastic bottles. Isn't that amazing?  go to contact@jamescoxknits.com to purchase kits for his popcycle backpack kit.  Tell him I sent you!

James' Knit Notes. When I heard about yarn being made with polyester from recycled plastic bottles, I had mixed feelings. While it was good news that waste was being redirected from landfills to textile mills, I kept thinking about those polyester pant suits my parents wore in the 80s. Then HiKoo introduced me to Popcycle, their new blend of recycled plastic bottles and bamboo. When I saw it I was shocked, because it looked beautiful and felt wonderful in my hands. Then I discovered, to my amazement, there are two plastic bottles in each hank of yarn. After trying to avoid plastic bottles and packaging for years, this came as welcomed news.
So, I looked up the facts. Supplying the plastic bottles that Americans consume each year requires 47 million barrels of oil and releases one billion pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. By contrast, one million plastic bottles recycled saves 250 barrels of oil and eliminates 180 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Plus, recycling plastic bottles takes 8 times less energy than what is required to produce an equivalent quantity of new ones. I immediately bought Popcycle yarn and designed my Patty backpack project. Perhaps the most rewarding knitting project I have ever completed. Now I’m making a sweater and looking forward to wearing 20 plastic bottles on my back, with pleasure. — Cheers, James 
                       


 knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises!


WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO KNIT AND CROCHET YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CURRENT SITUATION, IT REALLY WILL HELP TO RELIEVE YOUR ANXIETY. YOU CAN BET I’M GOING TO BE!

WE STILL WANT TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR KNITTING OR CROCHET, YOU CAN GET HELP FROM DIANE BY PHONE. WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE TO SUPPLY YOU WITH PATTERNS, YARNS, BOOKS OR ACCESSORIES. IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, PLEASE CALL or text DIANE @ 604-307-8402 OR MONIQUE @ 604-307-2572 OR EMAIL dianedebray@shaw.ca, AND WE WILL ARRANGE WITH YOU TO DROP IT OFF AT YOUR HOME IF YOU ARE IN RICHMOND AT NO CHARGE, UNLESS YOUR BILL IS LESS THAN $50, WHICH WILL BE A $3 DELIVERY FEE. PLEASE USE US! WE WANT AND NEED TO REMAIN IN BUSINESS AFTER ALL!

YOU CAN SEE MOST OF WHAT WE CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH AT skacelknitting.com. WE CAN ALSO SHIP ANYWHERE FOR YOU!

WE ALSO HAVE STOCK OF COLOUR ADVENTURES DIA SOCK AND SWEET MERINO DK, JAMES BRETT MARBLE CHUNKY, MALABRIGO RASTA AND CARACOL, HANDMAIDEN WISP, DONEGAL TWEED, PAPATYA CAKE, DROPS KID SILK, ROWAN FELTED TWEED, SIRDAR SNUGGLY DK AND CROFTER, HAYFIELD BLOSSOM DK, ESTELLE SUDZ DISHCLOTH YARN, AND SOME NORO SOCK & LACE.


Wool & Wicker is a yarn and basket retail store that has been open since May 1998 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, a community in Richmond, BC, Canada. We offer the beginner and passionate knitter a wide variety of yarns for all tastes and budgets. We carry yarns by many different manufacturers in all weights and fibers for knitting, crochet and weaving projects.  To see the lines we carry, and prices, go to our yarns section.  Extensive selection of old and new knitting books and magazines, lanternmoon.com, and some decorator baskets, "Skacel's" (skacelknitting.com), Addi Turbo knitting needles in all sizes and styles, Addi Turbo Clicks, Addi Turbo Rockets, the new Rocket2 (squared) Addi Bamboo Natura Clicks, and Addi Lace Clicks and Long Lace (all interchangeable needles in a case) and their additional needle tips, a set of crochet hooks which can connect to the click cords and be used for tunisian crochet or knitting needle one end and hook the other, all Addi accessories, and their Zitron, Schoppel, and Hikoo yarns, Anadiomena from Ravelry's patterns and Colour Adventures yarns now dyed by A Twist of Yarn in Vernon, Clover knitting accessories, Eucalan, Skacel's Blue Moon and Renaissance buttons,  Fiber Trends patterns, Cat Bordhi Books (New Pathways softcover), Rowan and Kim Hargreaves knitting pattern books,Sirdar knitting patterns and booklets,  Churchmouse Patterns, Schoppel Artfelt Fibers, a line of locally made all natural wool Padraig slippers, from newborn to xlarge mens www.padraigcottage.ca  shawl pins, and many other knitting needs, lots of our best selling Hikoo Cobasi in all 3 weights, Simplicity, the new Simplicity spray and Simpliworsted Spray, Caribou, plus Schoppels Zauberball, Crazy, Starke 6,  Lace weights, and many of the Zitron yarns, like Trekking, Ambiente, and Unisono, and the new Yak, and Feinheit.  Brett Marble Chunky, Hayfield Blossom dk, and Baby Changes, Snuggly dk and Baby Crofter, Malabrigo Rasta, Caracol.    

Check out our classes, which are ongoing, and currently are taking place Wednesday nights, Friday mornings, Saturday afternoons, and we have Monday and Tuesday nights available as well.  Get some friends together and come and join our wonderful teacher and learn new techniques with other like minded folk!  You don't have to learn and knit alone!  

We do mail order. We also offer a wide range of group classes.  While you are here, become a "Passion Knitter's Club" card carrier, and accumulate purchases for discounts and a once a year draw for a $50 gift certificate for the store.

The store is located in Steveston, a nostalgic refuge and historic fishing village in the southwest corner of Richmond, twenty minutes from the Vancouver airport, on the Gulf of Georgia. Take No.1 Road south of Steveston Highway, turn right at Chatham and then left on Second Avenue. We are halfway down the block on the right hand side. Look for the painted scene window.  Park behind building if no space available. Leave yourself time to visit the fresh fish dock, the local park and playground, and shop the unique gift, book, toy and fashion stores, or tour the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Try great eats at one of our 96 wonderful food venues, and wear off the calories with a stroll around Garry Point Park to watch the sunset, the kite flyers and the boats along the Fraser River.  Be sure to take in the Farmers and Artisan's Market every other Sunday from 11-4PM from May until october. For more info see www.sfam.ca.


YES, WE DO MAIL ORDER!  TO ORDER SOMETHING: EMAIL dianedebray@shaw.ca or

Call the Wool & Wicker toll free Can./US# 1-877-966-5945 or locally, 604-275-1239, and give your order to a real person, or leave your message, and we can mail anything to you, and take your Mastercard, Visa or money order. Satisfaction guaranteed!