YYJ Craft Crawl is a Safe, Fun, and Social Distance Friendly Market! Think wine tour or Christmas light tour but for vendors. In light of everything that has transpired in 2020, the majority of local markets, craft fairs and events have been cancelled, leaving hundreds of vendors, artisans, crafters, bakers, etc, without anywhere to sell their products. So we decided to put together the YYJ Craft Crawl, an event where vendors set up in their homes, driveways, studios, garages and customers travel from vendor to vendor.
We have 4 events planned so far in 2020:
Saturday, October 17 (Westshore + Sooke)
October 24 (Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt, Vicwest, Oak Bay, View Royal)
November 7 (Saanich Peninsula - Beaver Lake to the Ferries)
November 14/15 (ALL Greater Victoria- Sidney to Sooke).
Are you ready to party?
As you may have heard, Knit City Vancouver is cancelled this year (as expected), and the Knit Social ladies decided not to organize a virtual marketplace. I understand how they came to the decision and respect it.
BUT... I was disappointed. I don't do a lot of shows like many vendors do. And Knit City is the one I always look forward to. It's not just for selling my yarn, but reuniting customers and other vendors, and meeting new customers are all part of the experience.
SO, as someone who couldn't take "no" as an answer, I decided to organize an online event myself. It's called Fibre Love Affair!
Introducing Fibre Love Affair
Fibre Love Affair is happening on October 3 and 4. It is a collection of virtual live-streaming trunk shows by 26 vendors. Most of trunk shows are delivered over Zoom, and link to each trunk show will be posted on the schedule page of our website by the end of September.
Admission is free. But for a security measure, I ask you to register your e-mail address to get a password. The password works for all trunk shows on Zoom, and you can get it here:
In Addition to trunk shows, we are planning to have 2 stitch nights (Friday and Sunday at 8pm Pacific Time) and yoga sessions. There will be also a bingo game you could play for a chance to win $100 CDN shop credit from a vendor of your choice!
Interested? Our website is still under construction as of this writing. But most of vendors are up. So, please visit www.FibreLoveAffair.ca and look around!
If you want to hear more about the show, please sign up for our newsletter at the registration link above, or
follow us on Facebook:
I would also appreciate it if you could help me spread the word by forwarding this info to anyone who may be interested in the show.
I hope to see you at Fibre Love Affair!
YO2020 is Cancelled.We are sad to share that this year's Yarn Okanagan event is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancelling fibre events like Yarn Okanagan comes at a cost to all parties involved but most of all our vendors. We encourage you to shop online from the comfort and safety of your home and support the artists we love in this industry. Some shops may run promotions closer to the event. Please watch our (and their) social media platforms for more information.
Yarn Candy / Okanagan Bag Co
Isis Fibre Arts
Intwined Fibre Arts with Skimikin Studios
Cattails farm Fibre
Yellow Star Ranch Alpacas
The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio
Things Created Equal
That DARN Yarn Shop and Fibre Mill
The Small Bird Workshop
Big Blue Momma
Two Sticks and Ewe
Orchard Valley Studio
Smith and Ewe
Knox Mountain Knit Co.
Fat Marmot Knits
Sea Turtle Fiber Arts
Hewetopia Fiber Art
handmade by whoo
Okanagan Dye Works
Kelowna Yarn and Needlecrafts
Twisted Fae Fibreworks
4 Elements Pottery
West Coast Colour
Black Cat Custom Yarn
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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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