I've been busy in the dye kitchen since my semester ended, doing natural dye and resist tests. I'm loving every moment.
So I'll be offering these one-of-a-kind naturally hand-dyed silk scarves on my Etsy shop this Spring. I've already posted one sneak-peek item which should give you a good idea of the aesthetic I'm going for this season. Thanks for stopping by this space :) More listings soon.
see it on Etsy
Here are some pics of my piece, Leaves Are Falling II, in the current FBRS 480 year-end show. We are having a photographer come in this week to shoot the entire show, so keep going back to the show website to see those added soon (www.byhookorbycrook.ca). Photo below: works of (left to right) me and Jessica Belanger.
Leaves are Falling II
metal, silk, natural dyes, magnets, speaker, arduino and waveshield
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog! This space exists to celebrate and spread the word about all events, new local patterns, products and businesses.
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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