I just got home from a lovely day a the Surrey textiles museum pic-knit. I brought a big bag of my hand-dyed Colossal Cozy yarn, some cowl patterns and knitting knits as well as a few shrugs to sell. When I attend events like this I always walk away feeling so thankful for the textiles community that we have here in the lower mainland. I often get to meet people that I've only cyber-chatted with and today I was finally able to meet Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore, co-authors of Yarn Bombing. Later in the afternoon I excitedly abandoned my table to attend their presentation which gave us an closer, more intimate look at the newly released book.
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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 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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