The Wooly Ewe is the culmination of a dream held by a local gal, born and raised in the valley, who has a passion for beautiful fibres. A visit to the Wooly Ewe creates inspiration and is an invitation to join a welcoming knitting community. Inside the Wooly Ewe, guests will find a stunning selection of everyday as well as artisanal yarns and wools, including natural fibres ideal for a wide variety of projects. Whatever your skill level when it comes to knitting, you’ll find exactly what you need for your next project, whether it’s a pattern, a specific yarn or simply a little bit of imagination. The Wooly Ewe also offers knitting classes and instruction for those who want to learn to knit or those who want to advance their current knitting skills.
The yarn shop, once in the heart of Telkwa, is now in rural Telkwa and has moved into a yurt. We built the yurt on our rural property, 5 minutes drive from the Village of Telkwa. Once you get to Fox Road, you will find the yurt nestled amongst the poplars. A gem to discover, filled with vibrant colours and textures.
Meet Ursula Yeker
Meet Ursula Yeker
A wonderful aspect of having the yarn shop at home, is the time Ursula can spend in her garden and doing tasks around the property…and still be the shop keeper. In the summer months during business hours, Ursula is within calling distance of customers arrival, with her dogs being the initial friendly greeters! In the winter months, as the weather cools, the mass heater in the yurt is going. With the warmth and coziness of this unique space, knitters are welcomed to find inspiration and creativity, often while sitting together and knitting.
When Ursula’s friend Kirsty proposed the idea of a yarn shop, she jumped on this opportunity! Ursula and Kirsty began as a partnership in 2016 and were initially located at the Inn at the Creamery building in downtown Telkwa. They had a lot of fun sharing in the decisions and direction of their business. After 4 ½ years, Kirsty recognized she wanted more time with her family and outdoor activities, so the partnership dissolved amicably. Shortly after Covid, when many new directions were taken, the yarn shop moved to its new location in a yurt on Fox Road.
Ursula enjoys the challenges of working for herself. After having a home-based FoxHole Bakery for a couple decades, she was ready for a change and needed a break from long hours and early mornings, from being on her feet all day. Ursula wanted to work with her hands and be creative.
Ursula likes having the shop close to her home. She enjoys learning and being a bit of a mentor, to inspire with the simple beauty of natural fibers. Ursula loves Telkwa, grew up here and feels strongly about supporting local. Ursula loves gardening, knitting, hiking, skiing, being outside in nature, and you will get a sense of her love for the outdoors when you visit her unique shop.