Hello and welcome to our online store!
Wool & Waves is located in Cumberland, a village in and among the trees in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island. Christine Landry started life on the coast, growing up on Vancouver island. Her passion for life and adventure took her on many journeys over the years. For over 15 years Christine called Calgary home where she met her husband, an amazing community of friends and, fell in love with crafting, especially knitting.
The crafting and yarn community is unlike any other. It is a large, tight knit (no pun intended) family - a place where we can all express our love of yarns, our people, indie makers & dyers. Everybody is welcome here.
Friends often ask what the motivation behind Wool & Waves was and how it all started. Several years ago there was a conversation in passing about needing a hobby…Christine followed through on the idea and enrolled in a knitting class. In the next few years, Christine would become an integral part of the knitting community in Calgary, eventually running one of the most popular knitting stores in the city. This would lead to her experimenting with different fabrics and mediums, taking more classes and discovering her love of the art. Wool & Waves was born from her love of textures and colours. In her spare time, in the basement of her Inglewood home, she started creating beautiful tapestries. The name Wool & Waves resonated with the two things she loves more than anything - fibre and the ocean.
Wool & Waves is a place to bring together talented vendors who have the same beliefs and values that we have and to share our favourite products, tips and tricks with makers everywhere.
We hold space for everybody, regardless of race, education, religion, sexuality or orientation.
The final inspiration for Wool & Waves comes from everything we find in nature - colors, textures of the sand, the rock, the moving water and the peaceful tranquility one feels when staring out across the ocean. When we’re not working hard to find the most amazing products; you will find us exploring the West Coast.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Making!
Recommended Reading: Complete Guide to Knitting with Yarn 2021