About Us

About Unwind

 

Unwind knit and fibre lounge online storeUnwind Knit and Fibre is a dedicated sustainable yarn and fibre store serving the knitting and fibre community since 2010. We’re located in Historic Molly's Seaside Market, in Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.

Our online store is an amazing haven, with beautiful colours, and an inviting vibe.

Browse around and let us know if we can help you. Our products are diverse, but are always sustainably and ethically produced. 

Our flagship product is Aurelia Wool. This is top of the line, luxurious New Zealand wool rovings, wool tops, mohair locks, and luxury blends that are perfect for spinning and felting. We have carefully sourced the mills we work with to ensure our products come from small flocks of sheep raised for handcraft quality, which means clean fleeces with long, soft fibres.

If you have any questions about our products or would like to make a secure order over the phone using your credit card instead of purchasing online, please call us at:

604-741-5953 or send us an email.

We'd love to chat with you about all things fibre-related!

About the Proprietor, Kim Fenton

Kim Fenton has been in a long-time love affair with fibre since 1972, when she first learned to knit while in high school in Kelowna BC. Her first project? Checkerboard slippers make from green and yellow phentex!

Kim loves knitting because it connects her to an ancient past. Taking some string and a couple of sticks and creating an intricate series of slips and twists, row upon row, creating fabric, mesmerizes her. She loves reading about the history of knitting, and about making knitting.

"My shop connects me to a group of people that are crafters, artisans, and artists, from the renegade yarn-bombers and nonconformist knitters to the traditional continental Norwegian sweater knitters", she exclaims. Kim enjoys helping artists find the tools and the mediums to create beautiful work. She also help folks create heirlooms for their families and friends, and gets to share in the joys and the sorrows of the fibre community.

Kim strives to help her customers feel like artists in search of supplies to execute their craft. She encourages folks to feel safe asking questions, to explore something new, to find very good quality items at good competitive prices. Unwind is a space to be inspired and feel welcome, to feel you are contributing to the larger fibre community and even, in some small way, be a part of that huge ancient tribe of fibre artists from ages gone by.