All of the women in my family including my in-laws can knit or crochet – except me! As the lone wolf, I have thought about taking lessons at Homecraft Importers on W 4th/Vine but just never got around to it. Unfortunately, with the neighbourhood wool shop now preparing to close, learning to knit will be put off for a while longer.
The good news is that unlike many independent stores along the street who have been pushed out due to increasingly high rents, Homecraft’s owner has simply decided to retire. Neighbourhood knitters need not despair either as one of the store’s employees will be opening a similar store near the Broadway/Macdonald area in the new few months. Until then, stop by Homecraft for high quality yarn, patterns and supplies now fifty percent off.
Homecraft Importers Wool Shop, 2348 West 4th, 604-738-2614, Homecraftimporters.ca
Last modified: July 30, 2012
Sorry to hear a longstanding Kits business is closing, but I’m glad it’s due to retirement and not high rent. Homecraft Importers is my favourite place to get embroidery floss for my cross stitching projects!
A new wool shop is opening up at 4th and Macdonald in August. Wet Coast Wools
Wet Coast Wools is now open! Come stop by and say hello. We congratulate Roberta and her family on the success and longevity of Homecraft Importers – they were a real Kitsilano Institution! We wish you all the best for your retirement!