city guide :: vancouver, bc (part 3)

photo credit: tiny warbler (store: room6)

part one and part two of the city guide :: vancouver, bc

For the last part of our three part series on places to visit in Vancouver, BC for indie crafts and craft supplies, I have decided to round up a few of my favourites from all over the Lower Mainland. Have your own favourites that are not listed? Please feel free to leave a comment below with your suggestions! ** also note that some of these places are not easily accessible by transit and you may need a vehicle to get around. Remember that these are just listings and I won’t be writing full blurbs on each store.

Barefoot Contessa – 1928 Commercial Drive
“Bringing all things lovely to Vancouver”. This shop is filled with a selection of handmade jewelry and accessories including items from yours truly. A great place to shop for gifts including a great selection for the little ones.

Dilly Dally – 1161 Commercial Drive
A kid-friendly toy store that carries inspiring toys that encourage imagination. With a strong focus on sustainable, ethically manufactured products, you can also handmade toys by amis de montagne here.

Virgin Marys – 1136 Commercial Drive
Eclectic mix of vintage and handmade including items by BuenoStyle, Flaming Angels and It’s Your Life.

Bad Anna’s – 2667 Hastings Street
Not your mama’s yarn store! Offering a community space for knitters, supplies and workshops!

found via vancouver mom (store: dilly dally)

Urban Yarns – 4437 W. 10th Avenue
With a second location in Edgemont, they have a fantastic selection of yarn and knitting / crochet supplies as well as workshops for all levels.

Craftworks – 2208 West 4th Avenue
A not for profit organization that provides a craft therapy program for adults with disabilities. Their finished products are then sold at their retail space.

Shop Cocoon – 3345 Cambie Street
A co-op retail space carrying handmade items frilm Billy Would Designs, TOODLEBUNNY, filou designs, eikcam, hug and kiss designs and more.

Walrus – 3408 Cambie Street
A contemporary lifestyle boutique carrying local designers such as heyday design and randy laybourne to name a few … “always a pleasant surprise”.

Paper-Ya – 1666 Johnston Street
Carrying a fine selection of hand picked stationery, paper goods, items from Japan and handmade lovelies from Track and Field Designs and Noei.

found via I’m the it girl (shop: walrus)

Plum Project – 409 N. Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Offering a selection of organic and fair trade fabrics, yarns and other notions as substitutes for conventional craft materials. Plum Project also doubles as a teaching space for crochet, embroidery and knitting classes.

Room6 – 4389 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Tucked into a quaint little place just past North Vancouver called Deep Cove, Room6 connects just the right ‘special thing’ with the just right ‘nice person’. If you decide to take the trip out to Deep Cove, do make an afternoon of it!

Tiny – 107-810 Quayside Drive, New Wesminster
Tiny is a celebration of small-scale craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind inspiration, featuring locally produced food, arts and crafts. You can find all kinds of handmade goods from hudsonny, The Beautiful Project, Firefly Notes and soon… Roxypop!

honourable mentions for local handmade finds + a quick bite to eat: dandelion KIDS – 1206 Commercial Drive, Bandidas Taquiera – 2781 Commercial Drive (vegetarian), Little Nest – 1716 Charles Street, Voyageur Soap and Candle (Surrey – great place for bath and body products), Piast Bakery – 3280 Cambie Street (Polish Bakery), 49th Parallel Roasters – 2152 West 4th Avenue (amazing coffee + croissants!), Wicks and Wax (Burnaby – supplies for candle making), Honey’s Doughnuts – 4373 Gallant Avenue (a doughnut institution), Lee’s Doughnuts – 122-1689 Johnston Street Granville Island (honey dip – my favourite!), Country Beads – 2015 W. 4th Avenue

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  1. salima

    EWMA store- 802 E. Hastings
    Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) is a art program for women of the downtown eastside, whereby

    • salima

      continuation of comment from Salima…sorry I sent it off before completing it.

      EWMA is a program for the women in downtown eastside. The purpose of the program is to provide a safe and free space for women to participate in workshops, classes or use the tools and materials for free in order to make marketable artwork. They have a studio/store on 54 E. Cordova and a beautiful storefront on 802 E. Hastings.