About Us

Wool-Tyme is an independent yarn shop that has been in business for over 40 years. 

Wool-Tyme was founded in 1986 in a small mall in Ottawa, ON.  We shared the store with a framing business at that time. 

Wool-Tyme has moved a couple of times since 1986 and now, in conjunction with our growing internet store, occupies over 6,000 sq. ft.

Wool-Tyme has a reputation for its knowledgeable, courteous staff, its quick and efficient service to on-line customers, and quality items at various price points.   We offer lessons, both class and private, and have offered special workshops and speakers/designers.

Back in 1986 we started with a few basic yarns.  Since then we have greatly expanded our stock to include over 200 yarns from around the world, including luxury fibres such as silk, alpaca, and quiviut.  Our yarn selection in conjunction with our great selection of patterns, needles, hooks and accessories will ensure that you can find items for your project whenever you visit our retail store.  Our on-line store carries most of the items that the retail store has, and we are adding to it constantly. 

In 2023, Theresa deVries, the original (and successful) owner of over 40 years retired. Her niece, Diana Zondag, now owns the business and is looking forward to continuing to offer the excellent service and products shoppers have come to expect from Wool-Tyme. 

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And click Blankets for CHEO to see how Wool-Tyme is helping "Providing Security Through Blankets" through Project Linus.