Knit City is approaching quickly - it's only two weekends away!
Over the past six years living between MontreaI and New York my partner and I have both been students, so every year I'd try to coordinate being in Vancouver in the fall but I could never swing it. So, this will be my first year attending Knit City - I can't believe it took me five years!
I've heard so many awesome things about Fiona and Amanda, the awesome women over at Knit Social who run the event, and I hear nothing but good things, and how much fun people have between the classes, lectures and marketplace. Every year I oogle over all the Instagram pictures and this year I can actually take notes and make my rounds - I'm so stoked. Some things I'm excited about are the Hinterland Straits collection of patterns from Hinterland Textiles featuring local designers Jane Richmond, Shannon Cook, Andrea Rangel and Lindsay Inouye of Standard Knits and seeing some locally made yarn that I'm constantly drooling over online but are not the easiest to browse in person (ie, they're mostly available online) like Rain City Knits, Hinterland Textiles and Sweet Fibre among others.
I'll be teaching a full-day tapestry weaving class on the Saturday (which is sold out! Yay!) and then giving a free tapestry loom demonstration on Sunday October 2nd at 11:30. Come to the demonstration to learn about various ways that you can make and use tapestry looms as well as a demonstration of a Mirrix Loom and electric treadle (my favourite portable commercial tapestry loom). Other than that I'll be hanging out in the Unwind Knit & Fibre Lounge booth with Kim. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces!
See you there,
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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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