Lisa Horvath is a textile artist who maintains her Carmine Studio blog, and we are featuring her this month. I asked Lisa a couple of questions about herself and what she does. Lisa is recent graduate of the two year Textile Arts Diploma program at Capilano University.
Q: What is your favourite textile technique and why?
A: My favorite textile technique is hand spinning yarn because I can create any color and style of yarn I want for all my projects, even though I just end up keeping the yarn for how it looks instead of using it.
Q: How do you design the yarns you make?
A: I usually just go with my intuition. I am currently working on a line of naturally dyed yarn with a larger quantity of yardage.
Q: Do you have any upcoming shows or events?
A: I have two upcoming events. The first one is "Sheep to Shawl" on May 22, 2010 at the Surrey Museum. It's a competition between local weaving and spinning guilds to make a shawl from scratch with in 4 hours. The second event is the "Maplewood Farm Sheep Day" in North Vancouver on May 30th, 2010. It's a day full of sheep sheering, herding and other cuddly animals. A few girls from the Textile Arts program at Capilano will be there with a table showing visitors how sheep fleece can be used after it has been taken from the sheep.
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog! I see this as a space that exists to celebrate any and all new local patterns, events, products and businesses. Please help me keep on top of all the local talent by submitting new content.
Contribute by submitting (via the form above) an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other newsworthy item and I'll post 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 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.
Do you have an event, KAL, yarn or pattern release, launch or other thing you want us to post? Just fill out the form at the top of this page, or send your press release to me at
janna (at) vancouveryarn.com