As you may have noticed in some of my more recent posts I have been experimenting with adding more artistic content to this blog. There are so many talented artists using fibre as a medium and I really want this blog to express my excitement about that fact, as well as give you readers inspiration.
These amazing thread interventions are by UK photography student and artist Inge Jacobsen.
I'm super excited to be holding two workshops at Unwind Knit and Fibre Lounge while I'm visiting Gibsons in June: Beginner Lace Knitting, which is a two day workshop on June 15th and 22th, and Indigo Dyeing which is a full-day workshop on Sunday the 19th. Check out my workshops blog for more info and call Unwind for pricing.
Tulip heaven! Apparently more than three billion tulips are grown in the Netherlands each year and two-thirds of them are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.
Artist Juliana Santacruz fills cracks and holes with crocheted yarn in the streets of Paris. Love it!
This week the Capilano University Textile Arts Program is having their grad show at the Ferry Building Gallery on the North Shore. From what I've seen and heard a lot of the pieces shown will be wearable. Pictures of amazing felted, pleated and woven and dyed garments can be seen on their facebook page.
But of course their will be non-wearables on display as well including this collaborative piece by Soledad Munoz and Emily Hill. Isn't this massive tapestry amazing?!?! Go see it and more fibre art at the show...
Opening this Tuesday May 17th, 6pm-9pm
Runs until the 29th
Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday 11-5 (closed Mondays)
This large-scale art installation by Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi is blowing my mind. Isn't it stunning? From a distance and in the form of a photograph it almost looks like a drawing, but what you are looking at are fine threads knotted into a sculptural form. Wow!
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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.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single 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 Community Highlights.
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