One of the yarn stores I most wanted to visit on our trip to Nova Scotia was The Mariner’s Daughter, having just read about it in a recent edition of By Hand. I couldn’t wait to get to this shop in the lovely town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And The Mariner’s Daughter did not disappoint.
The location of The Mariner’s Daughter couldn’t be more perfect. It’s on the main shopping street of the lovely town of Lunenburg – and it’s easy to find! Just look for the bright green building. I spotted it from across the bay when we went to get pictures of this lovely town with our tour guide.
Just like By Hand said, the doors to the shop were open wide on the day I visited, welcoming all who walk by.
I was greeted by a nice lady behind a small desk and then left to peruse the shelves of yarn in peace.
There was one thing I’d seen online ahead of time that I wanted to purchase at The Mariner’s Daughter: Lichen and Lace, a Canadian yarn dyed in Nova Scotia. I’d never seen Lichen and Lace in person so this was my chance! And it was the perfect time to buy some to avoid shipping costs! So I found a lovely skein that will make a perfect shawl.
I was then blown away by mounds of Uschitita skeins. This was another yarn I’d never seen before. But then I found a local Lunenburg yarn dyer – Wool You Dare – and was sold on a lovely skein of yellow variegated yarn. Wow!
There was more yarn, though!! Hedgehog, Sunflower Knit, Retrosaria, Julie Asselin, Woolfolk, Illimani, Custom Woolen Mills – lots of new-to-me dyers! It was overwhelming to be surrounded by so much lovely yarn!
But…. How do you choose what to purchase? Something to consider when shopping in Canada is the 15% sales tax. So, I bought two skeins of yarn, knowing that there may be other yarn stores to visit before the end of the trip. Decisions, decisions!
Visit The Mariner’s Daughter at:
107a Montague St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J2C0
If you’re ever in Lunenburg, this lovely shop is a must!