Fit for a Feast 2014: Pumpkin Spice Pie

In our household, we love Thanksgiving so much, we celebrate it twice. We celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving in October with our families and we also get together with friends for US Thanksgiving in November. It’s an absolutely delightful mini-tradition because it means I get to indulge at least twice in my favourite holidays foods… stuffing…

Holly & Ivy: Holiday 2013 Colour

We’ve had our hands on some luscious cashmere and silk yarns that we wanted to dye for you for a special holiday offering… so we created this exclusive, limited-edition colourway for the holidays. “Holly & Ivy” is deep ivy greens, cranberries and plum reds together on our favourite yarns and fibres as well as these…

Hanalei Sunset

The Jimmy Beans Wool Holiday Collection has launched and we are excited to be a part of this project again. Last year, we were inspired by holiday feasts and this year, the inspiration was holiday travel. For me, my colourway “Hanalei Sunset” was inspired by our honeymoon to Kauai two years ago: While Vancouver inspires…

Dyeing Colour Wheels at Place des Arts

The joy of working with effectively the same group of students at Place des Arts over three terms is that we can build on what we have done in the term before. Since September, these students have learned to dye fibre using immersion and hand-painting techniques but we never delved too much into colour theory….

Fit for a Feast!

Operation Turkey Trot has landed! Check out the Jimmy Beans Wool blog about this wonderful holiday project. This year, JBW is offering a very special holiday collection featuring limited edition colourways from Malabrigo, Lorna’s Laces, Jade Sapphire, Madelinetosh, Koigu, Fyberspates, Dream in Color, and us, SweetGeorgia… all inspired by our favourite holiday dishes. All of…

Operation Turkey Trot

There’s frost in the morning, my new snowboard is all ready to go, and the red cups are back at Starbucks. It can only mean one thing. Winter is coming and the holidays will be upon us soon! Now, being Canadian, I’ve already had my Thanksgiving holiday dinner with my family a couple weeks ago,…

Knit City: Sneak Peek

The Knit City weekend is almost here and it’s been such a joy to work with Fiona and Amanda as they produce Vancouver’s own fibre festival. We’ve taken inspiration from their lovely Knit City logo and created a custom colourway for this year’s event. We’ve dyed our Tough Love Sock and Superwash Chunky yarns in…

Fall 2012 Colourways

For Fall, I was craving colours that were just a bit moodier and more roughed up. Shipwreck. Rogue. Tavern. Chai Spice. They conjure images of shadows in twilight and darkened cobblestone alleys contrasted with the warmth of a fire, safe harbour and comfort. We love our “gently” variegated colourways too because they can become the…

Dyeing to Get Some Colour

A couple weeks ago, I was excited to teach my first dye workshop in a couple years. Since I opened the studio in 2008, I had held a few dye workshops in our space, but as we got busier with more and more production dyeing, it just wasn’t feasible to have students in the very…

Lemon and Lettuce for Spring

Three new spring colourways: Lettuce Wrap, Creme Brulee and Lemon Curd In the spirit of some lemon-lime fresh and light spring cleaning, we’ve added three new colourways to our line. Lettuce Wrap, Creme Brulee and Lemon Curd are all available in all our yarns and fibres at the shop. We’ve also updated our colourways page…