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Address: 8-281 E Island Highway | Pioneer Plaza, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-248-3821

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The owner is a very nice old lady. She was very helpful. And the variety of wool was good. Wool, cotton, merino ... and much more.

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Hamburg, Germany
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Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Owned and operated by the same lady for 34 years, she is very helpful. I found the exact item that I needed here, saved a trip into Nanaimo.

1 Thank Christine F
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a standard wool shop, not as pretty as some on the island, but it has good stock and supplies. In a strip mall beside Pharmasave on the highway.

Thank Lesterbeach
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The owner is a very nice old lady. She was very helpful. And the variety of wool was good. Wool, cotton, merino ... and much more.

Thank Karotri
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Not fabulous, but if you need somewhere to buy yarn in Parksville, this is one of your only options. Make sure you bring cash or a cheque because the owner does not accept debit or credit cards.

5 Thank OceansideFoodie35
Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This shop is full of a wide variety of yarns for any knit or crochet project. Lots of patterns, oodles of selection. The owner is quite helpful but not down your neck. Anything you want or don't see, just ask. She carries the old standbys but she definitely is on top of the modern needs too. Lots of accessories available.... More 

3 Thank fromHythe
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

If you're a knitter this is a "must" stop as Cathy who has owned the Wool Shop for the past 30 yrs has approx., 1300 sq.ft. crammed with yummy yarns. If you fancy making a Cowichan style jacket then she has Little Pure Wool Country Roving by Briggs & Little in 15 colours. Stockenwolle and Regia sock yarn in solids... More 

6 Thank Rita K

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