Kate Barber, a friend and colleague of mine from the textiles program at Capilano (I also did an amazing practicum with her) visited Kyoto Japan in September with Silk Weaving Studio owner Diana Sanderson. They were met there by a long time friend of theirs (also a former weaver at the Silk Weaving Studio) Chisako who, through her ties with the community there got them behind the scene tours of many of the places they visited.
Since her return Kate has been lovingly maintaining a Kyoto blog (which I love to gradually read over with tea in the mornings). She takes us from amazing textile based galleries to ornately decorated temples, then to food markets and even an indigo museum. It just doesn't feel right to refrain from sharing the love, so here is the link to her blog, please take a look.
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Submit the details of an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other local DIY news and I'll post about it here. Thank you! ~Janna Vallee
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor 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.
I created Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as share Community Highlights.
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