I'm super excited to finally have Covet Vests at Tutta-Mia. It's been a long time coming, but I think the timing is right; people are loving them. This particular vest is made with 100% wool that is indigo dyed using a shibori technique in order to create the unique lines that appear on the surface. It is closed with a one-of-a-kind wooden button that was also made here in Vancouver.
Gentille Alouette, a new fabulous boutique in Gastown, is also carrying my stuff. They have a 16 1/2 long white woven scarf as well as my new reversible (or upside-downible) shrugs in white and grey. I was visiting the store this afternoon and Eliza, the owner, took some photos of me wearing the shrugs as well as a fabulous dress by Eliza herself which I brought home with me :) I think she intends on posting them on their Facebook page, so check it out.
Janna Maria Vallee is a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program. In her art practice Janna combines textiles and socially engaged media. She founded VY in 2008.