Destination Yarn Store – One Stop for Inspiration and Materials.
A fully stocked, wide selection, gloriously eclectic yarn, wool and fibre destination.
Ethically sourcing has been a hallmark since inception.
Home of RSCKnits Originals – one-of-a-kind, locally designed and created.
Great Balls of Wool – in biz since Nov 1, 2010
Owner, Roisin Sheehy-Culhane has been knitting most of her life. Taught by her grandmother, Rose, at 6 yrs old, her needles have been clicking every since. She has never viewed knitting as a hobby. For her, coming from the Irish tradition of ‘knitting for necessity’ it is a constantly evolving well honed skill.
Living for many years on the West Coast she has developed many of her own designs and patterns, incorporating the skills of the Coast Salish indigenous wool workers with original concepts of Australian Jude Skeers and Roisin’s own knitting visions. Stylish, artistic garments for everyday wear.
With her life experience of knitting, Roisin sees this as an opportune time to share her skills. Many classes, courses, workshops are offered at Great Balls of Wool.
This store is located on Marine Ave, main street in Powell River, B.C. in a 1930’s store built by Mme Loukes for her 5th Ave Dress Shoppe.
At Great Balls of Wool our yarns are chosen with care.
Honouring the animals who’s fleece and fibers we love
Support for local producers and artists
Priority for fair trade companies
Each individual piece represents years of skill development, design expertise, and many hours of hand knitting with love in every stitch.
Classes, courses, workshops.
Elizabeth Zimmermann, Baby Surprise Jacket, and Child and/or Adult Surprise Jacket.
Fiber Trends Felted Clog Slippers
The Lundie Hoodie, baby, child adult (a Roisin original design and pattern)
Chantal Poncho (A Roisin original)
Savary Island Clammer (R original)
Jude Skeers Circular Shawl
Coming in February, Zevolution J
ON line sockistas.