River City Yarns is your online local yarn shop (OLYS) located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This family owned and operated, independent business has a lot to offer! Join sisters, Barb and Cynthia, for a look (and virtual feel) of what makes their yarn shop special and unique. Our in-house collection of yarns and designs are inspired by our history, our favorite activities and the community that we live in. We also offer customized online learning opportunities, with fantastic instructors from Canada, the USA and Europe.
Each of our exclusive (in-house) yarn collections has its own personality, purpose and inspiration. We love to share the stories and artists behind our sports-inspired: Hat Trick, Hat Trick Semi-Solid and Touchdown yarns. We created these hockey and football inspired yarn collections in collaboration with Ancient Arts Fibre Craft in Calgary, Alberta. And our sinfully luxurious Merino-Cashmere line of Eden and Adam & Eve have been dyed with saturated and sumptuous colours by Handmaiden in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We'd also love to show you our go-to Epic yarn, imported directly from the Peruvian Highlands. This 100% wool is perfect for colourwork, shows off your stitch definition and keeps you warm and cozy as you "tell your tale" with needles and hooks. All of our lines are supported by pattern designs from renowned designers including Ann Budd, Eric Lutz, Fiona Ellis, Holli Yeoh, Kate Atherley, and Stephanie Pearl McPhee. But the best part about this collection? It's original. It's inspired by life. It's you! See it here: rivercityyarns.com/collections/rcy-originals.