August is an exciting month for Vancouver crafters with a million crafty things going on (which we've got on our calendar) beginning tomorrow with the Craft Pride Procession at Thornton Park at Main and Terminal. Bring your banners, decorated bikes and of course your knitting/crocheting/embroidery/rug hooking etc to celebrate craft! KT Kilgour will be weaving a community tapestry with YOUR fabric - so bring some ;)
Next Saturday (13th) is the Knit Social Yarn Swap where you bring yarn, needles, hooks, books and whatever other yarn-related things you care not have, to trade or sell. As they put it, "How you swap is up to you - straight up, three-way, or a little cash thrown in to sweeten the deal, it’s your choice". There will also be local vendors there to make experience even sweeter if that is possible. It all takes place at the Cambrian Hall and entry is only $4.
On Sunday the 14th Britannia Centre's outside arts market, Artful Sunday is hosting a knit-out from 12-5, so here's an opportunity to show off your newly swapped goods and chill with friends in the community - you'll most likely make new ones too.
Also don't forget about the August workshop series occurring on the Sunshine Coast. It's not too late to plan a weekend knit-away.
Something to keep your eye out for in the future is the Knit Mobile by Knit Social where they will be hosting yarn crawls, knitting cruises and more all right here in Vancouver. But of course you'll always have us to remind you :)
Wow, this town in becoming the most craft-savvy place I know! Love it!
PS. Baaad Anna's is turning two at the end of August, so mark your calendars for their anniversary sale on the 27-28th
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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