Just popping in to remind you about our newsletter! Sometimes I get it out once a month, sometimes (a lot) less frequently. Local textile folk are always keeping busy and I never have a shortage of things to share, but there's always room for more. Please do reach out and let me know about your textile event, new pattern release or what-have-you so I can help you promote it! It's free!
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The above image show local designs that I've pinned to our 'local designers' board on Pinterest. From top left is: Sunlight and Shadow by Aliza Nevarie, Lovenote by Tin Can Knits, Grand Manches pullover by Amanda Kaffka, Honeydew Cloche by Abbye Dhal, Merrit by Natalie V, Winston pullover by Jane Richmond, Talamh by Sylvia McFadden, Intium shawl by Caroline Dick, Light and Warmth cowl by Jenny Faifel
I had such lovely day at 88 Stitches last weekend and at the end of the day Sue became my first retailer! 88 Stitches is now carrying Everlea Yarn's naturally dyed Organic Merino Sport! I'm thrilled to be in such a beautiful shop run by such awesome people. 88 Stitches is also the only yarn shop that carries Sweet Fiber Yarns, and they also have locally made Yarn Boler pom poms, so you have no excuse to not go now, haha.
You may remember Steve Malcolm's (AKA Mr.Hugzzz) knitting show It Takes Balls to Knit show from five years ago. Well, it's back! Check it out and don't forget to subscribe to his Youtube channel!
Imagine carding wool, spinning yarn and then weaving a shawl - all in one day!
Cheer on local spinning and weaving teams at the Surrey Museum on Saturday as flying fingers spin and ply sheep’s wool into yarn, then weave a beautiful shawl. Watch sheep being sheared and try your hand at weaving and spinning. Wooly crafts will also be on hand for the kids.
Museum of Surrey, 17710 56a Ave
Date & Time:
May 4, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This weekend is Woolith Faire, Vancouver's annual yarn crawl hosted by the West Coast Knitters' Guild!
From the Woolith Fair website, "Woolith Fair is an event for yarn lovers and fibre artists from the Lower Mainland and beyond. Organized by the West Coast Knittersâ Guild, this three-day yarn crawl is designed to get you out and about, and visiting as many Local Yarn Stores (LYSs) and fibre-related businesses as possible! This is your one-stop spot for everything you need to know about Woolith Fair 2019. Explore the 23 Passport Stops, read the latest news, and check out the Map of where all the stops are located."
âThe Vancouver Yarn calendar shows a few trunk shows that are happening in local yarn shops for the crawl including Caroline Dick at Black Cat Custom Yarn in Chilliwack starting tomorrow! Know of others I can add? Let me know.
A couple of days ago the fam and I went on a hike up Soames Hill in Gibsons. That was the best decision we've made all week. It was stunning day on the Sunshine Coast.
One of my favourite knits these days is my Light & Warmth cowl by @sweaterfreakknits. Jenny designed it in Everlea's Canadian Alpaca Plus and mine is knit in the Medium Indigo colourway. The pattern calls for slightly more than one hank of yarn and I did a silly thing when I finished the first one. Firstly, I didn't try it on. If I had I would have realized I was more than happy to stop there and bind off. But I didn't, and then I lost the second hank I had wound in preparation. For two months I told myself whenever I come across it I'll finish the cowl. That never happened and when Fibres West was approaching I wanted to make sure it was done as a sample so I opened the project bag, tried it on, realized it was great as is, did a crochet bind off and was done in 10 minutes ð¤£. For two months I could have been wearing this coziness!! It didn't even need to blocked!
The sweater I'm wearing is Caitlin Hunter's Ingalls Sweater in Everlea's Organic Merino Sport in 'ffrench locks' for the body and Canadian Alpaca Plus in the 'fresh green' for the yoke colourwork.