I had a realization just now as I was tweeting about the holiday market map I made yesterday - I'm a compulsive sharer, especially when it comes to textile related things. Vancouver Yarn is a prime example; when I made the first page full of yarn shops I couldn't stop there. I remember it was a good two months of designing and tweaking the site every day after work. I was so excited about sharing all this info with you all, and totally engrossed in making it a the best that it could be (with my limited web designing knowledge). Yesterday when I thought of the idea to make holiday market map and dropped everything to do it there and then, I had a little flashback of that initial excitement I had for Vancouver Yarn. I still love it, I'm just not obsessed anymore :)
Here's the map. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog! This space exists to celebrate all new local patterns, events, products and businesses. Please help me keep on top of all the local talent by submitting new content.
You can help by submitting the details of an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other newsworthy item and I'll write a blog post about it here on the blog. Thank you! ~Janna Vallee
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 created 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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