Hi friends, are you looking forward to summer? It's only a couple of weeks away!
After my trunk show at 88 Stitches last month (above) Sue became my first Everlea Yarn retailer! I am beyond thrilled. If online shopping is not your forte and you want to see these lovely naturally dyed colourways in person, 88 Stitches in Langley is the place to go for a variety of colourways in our Organic Merino Sport base.
I'll have a booth at Fibrations in Victoria on August 18th and then I'll be at Knit City again in October. So, it's going to be a busy summer of dyeing for me here on the Sunshine Coast.
Local folk have been busy...
Inese Sang released the Silverfall shawl (above top far left)
Sweetgeorgia released the Confections mini collection by Tabetha Hendrick (top - second from left)
Andrea Rangel released the Gilwell cardigan (top - third from left)
Kim Werker published an ebook of a collection of Friday newsletters from 2014 which she dubbed, "...a huge year of creative adventuring." It's called 12 Months of Fridays and is only $3.49 on Kindle. Check it out!
Episode 2 of It Takes Balls to Knit is up and Steve interviews the lovely Langley couple behind Black Cat Custom Yarn in Chilliwack. Check it out!
SweetGeorgia Yarns released a Youtube preview of their seasonal yarn process and the new fall colouways (they are delicious!) Watch it here.
The School of SweetGeorgia has been releasing Basic Rigid Heddle weaving in parts and the last part went up this week. Sign up to watch it and all the other workshops available.
Be sure to check out our calendar from time to time. I add events as I hear about them.
Ancient Women in Textile: The Jacquard Weaving of Ruth Scheuing is open until June 15th at the Italian Cultural Centre. Don't miss it!
Knit City workshop, lecture and event registration opens on June 15th at 7pm.
Fibrations in Victoria has grown to be quite the event! They recently announced their over 75 vendors for 2019! Don't miss this one-day event on Sunday August 18th.
Movers and Shakers
If you didn't already know, former owner of Baaad Anna's, Anna Hunter, is now just outside of Winnipeg running a fibre farm, Longway Homestead. She just announced a new yarn club that I'm drooling over: Breed-Specific Knitting for a Year!!
Reminders from past newsletters...
Fibre Camp registration is open! Fibre Camp is an affordable weekend of fibre workshops, activities and fun on the Sunshine Coast (within walking distance from the Langdale ferry).
Escape with SweetGeorgia to Brew Creek BC. Registration for their first-ever retreat is open!
And Maiwa fall workshop registration opens on June 17th!
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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 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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