Last week I tidied my studio and mounted some tapestries for a visit from Felicia Lo and Leah (@thecraftycolon) of the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS). My friend Sheleigh assisted us all day and got us black tea when we were parched and tired. We spent a whole day filming an introductory tapestry weaving workshop that SOS will be releasing in the fall. To say I'm excited is an understatement, and honoured would be a more accurate word to describe how I feel about being included in the SOS family.
Between now and then I'm going to be doing my best to help prepare any of you out there who want to learn the art of tapestry weaving online with me with options for looms, yarn and tools at a variety of price points that you can begin to collect between now and then. Join my Everlea Yarn mailing list for monthly updates so you don't miss anything.
In the meantime check out this 2015 video of me showing you how to make a PVC loom and this Vancouver Yarn blog post from American Tapestry Alliances first blog tour where I illustrate how to warp up and manage the warps as you weave.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions leading up to the launch of the online class in the fall.
PS. Thanks for using this link if you are signing up for the School of SweetGeorgia. It is my teacher affiliate link and is in-part how I am compensated.
Come together with other knitting enthusiasts for a variety of workshops led by local and visiting instructors. Nestled in a cozy, ocean-level room at the end of an active surge channel, you will learn the secrets of brioche knitting and create lofty, squishy, and reversible fabric, make hand knit slippers in the round with a cute cable detail, and explore all about wool, sampling a variety of yarns from Vancouver Island sheep. You’ll also have a chance to try your hand at spinning sheep fleece and weaving with locally-sourced cedar, stretch your legs and learn about coastal rainforests while taking in spectacular views from the Wild Pacific Trail, and enjoy a west coast feast at Heartwood Kitchen.
Full details and to register: https://www.westcoastnest.org/courses/west-coast-knitting-retreat-november-2019
Here's a link to a Story from last year's retreat:
The Weaving Cultural Identities is a multipart project by the Vancouver Biennale that brings together Indigenous and Islamic communities in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories, thereby unpacking uneasy issues of belonging, displacement, diaspora, the land and identity. Through collective ‘making’ and dialogue, Weaving Cultural Identities has lent a platform and safe space for these uneasy conversations, whilst also providing an opportunity for learning about the ‘other’.
The project is a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism, and self-identification through textile traditions.
Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage BC, Government of Canada, Celebrate Canada, Buschlen Mowatt Nichols Foundation, Gearbase Vancouver
Partners: Museum of Vancouver, Canadian Sweater Co.
Stitching Ceremony at Museum of Vancouver, Gallery 11
June 24th to June 27th, 2019 from 10 am till 5 pm daily
Unveiling at ‘Paradise Has Many Gates’, Vanier Park
June 27th, 2019 at 6 pm
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