Sarah Kirby has opened a shop for those who love fibres

Business: a new yarn and button store

New business fills a need in Sooke for fibres and knitting yarns

With the closing of Cabin Creations more than a year ago, Sooke knitters and crafters had to drive to the far side of Langford or even to downtown Victoria to get supplies for their crafts. Until now, you couldn’t even buy thread for a sewing machine in Sooke. That has changed.

Now open in Sooke, Seaside Yarn & Button is a local yarn store focusing on natural and sustainable fibre art supplies. The shop, located at 6631 Sooke Rd, carries quality hand-knitting yarns, roving, sewing supplies, needles, patterns and LOTS of buttons. Locally made products including hand-dyed yarns and ceramic buttons are starting to trickle in as well. There are many items in the shop to bring out anyone’s creative side.

“My hope is that we can provide local crafters and artisans with both the supplies they need and a venue to learn and share new skills within the community. You would be surprised how many “secret” knitters and crafters there are out there. People who have a tote full of yarn and knit by themselves every evening. It’s so much more rewarding to practice your skills with a group of like-minded individuals who can appreciate your current project or help you through a tough spot,” said owner Sarah Kirby.

The store offers a wide variety of supplies and project options. And while knitting can be an expensive hobby, it doesn’t have to be. They have beautiful hand-dyed merino wool but have some great value priced options too.

“You can make a baby gift or a cozy cowl for $15, including yarn, pattern and needles,” she said.

Kirby is currently working with other fibre artists in Sooke to offer classes in Knitting, Crochet, Wet Felting and Needle Felting. Information on these classes is available on the website at www.seasideyarnbutton.com

A Knitting Circle with be starting on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, as are spinners and crochet-ers.

Just Posted

Celebration of Life hosted for 29 Victoria trees set to be removed

Community Trees Matter Network hosting “goodbye and thank you” for trees on Fort Street

Head of Greater Victoria builders warns of changing construction climate

VRBA director Casey Edge also questions Saanich’s commitment towards housing affordability

Saanich police are looking for a man who exposed himself Saturday night

The incident exposure happened at the intersection of Feltham Road and Shelbourne Street

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit returns to Royal BC Museum

Exhibit will feature award-winning photographers from around the world

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze

GoFundMe page reached $10,000 in one day for soon-to-be parents

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

2019 Canadian Whisky Awards’ big winners announced

Awards held in conjunction with Victoria Whisky Festival

12 poisoned eagles found in Cowichan Valley

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

Most Read