July 27, 2016

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Tolt Yarn and Wool was not the only knitting store I visited on my trip to the west coast.  My husband and I took the 35 minute ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and I had the pleasure of visiting Churchmouse Yarn and Teas, another knitting store on my bucket list.

This store has a wonderful variety of yarn such as Brooklyn Tweed, Shibui, Koigu and Rowan.

Brooklyn Tweed


Brooklyn Tweed Plains
Embroidery thread 
What really impressed me was the number of knitted samples they had in the store.  It's one thing to see and touch a skein of yarn, another to see that skein knit up, to see if it is what you imagined.  Here are some of the samples I saw:

Beret (Brooklyn Tweed Loft + Rowan Kidsilk Haze)

So many sweaters!

Box Stitch Baby Blanket

Bias Before and After Scarf (Shibui Rain)
Rowan Kidsilk Haze:
 Bright orange scarf is Birch and the purple one is the Colorplay Mohair Scarf

Spectrum:  Shibui Rain plus Silk Cloud
The  trip was definitely worth it.  Churchmouse Yarn and Teas had a great variety of beautiful yarn, tea, patterns and notions. There were many other interesting shops and restaurants to explore on the island. We also enjoyed a great view of Seattle from the ferry too.

While in Seattle we also had the opportunity to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition.  Pieces by this artist were displayed both inside and outside in a garden.  I must have taken a hundred pictures.  Here are a few of my favourites.

This exhibit was my favourite thing to do in Seattle.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit Seattle I would encourage you to check the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit out.  My pictures do not do the pieces justice.

Pike Place Market:  another fun place to check out

I hope you are having some great summer adventures too!


  1. Ooh, Churchmouse Yarns looks so amazing, I'd never want to leave! And thanks for sharing about the Chihuly exhibit, it just traveled to Toronto and I've been wanting to see it.

    1. Yes it is definitely worth checking out...the displays were gorgeous.

  2. I am so jealous! Churchmouse is definitely on my yarn store bucket list! Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos with us! --Sierra

    1. Thanks Sierra! You are such a traveller I know you will get there one day!