I taught five days of natural dyeing and indigo at the Metschosin International Summer School of the Arts in Victoria in July and what an incredible time it was. My classroom was in a boathouse that is usually a biology lab, so we were well equip with dye kitchen supplies and an incredible view, plus a dock to work from, too. The above video is just a sampler of what students made. I had to include a shot of an eagle that we had just watched swim to shore using its wings, because it was carrying a massive fish in its talons that it had just stolen from a seal! MISSA magic is a real thing.
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog. I'd love to keep on top of all the amazing textile related stuff happening around Vancouver and beyond, but it's just not possible! Please 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
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.
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