Hobbies and Handcrafts in Victoria
One of Victoria’s most beautiful shops, Button & Needlework Boutique at 614 View Street, offers an outstanding selection of yarns, ribbons, needlework and incomparable buttons from around the world. Find exquisite knitting yarns and notions, and handcrafted one-of-a-kind buttons. Also look for embroidery, crewelwork and needlepoint supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, 9:30am - 5:30pm and Sundays from Noon - 5pm.
The Beehive Wool Shop at 1700 Douglas Street, is home to BC's largest and best selection of fine knitting yarns and accessories! With a spacious 3,000 square-foot store, they carry over 700 types of yarn, lots of needle choices — including Addi, along with the latest patterns and books. Also featured: luscious, hand-dyed Canadian and local yarns – Zen Yarn Garden, Ancient Arts, Handmaiden, Fleeceartist...and more! Be sure to browse our selection of locally designed patterns as well. Within easy walking distance of Victoria’s inner harbour, the Beehive is a ‘must see’ for any fibre lover. Expert, friendly advice any time!
Victoria Bead Town Designs is just a short walk from the Inner Harbour, on your way to Chinatown. Locally owned and operated by sisters Susan and Lorrie, with over 25 years beading experience. They offer a vast array of semi-precious beads; in all shapes and sizes, including BC Jade. Come check out everything from hand-carved stone buddhas and skulls to Dreamcatcher supplies, hemp cord, sequins, bone, wood and crystal beads. Over 500 colours of delica beads...and other special size seed beads! Discover all the treasures, including delightful glass mermaids in their spacious store.