Knit City 2014 Recap

Just into its third year of existence, Knit City has grown so big so fast and it’s a testament to how desperately Vancouver knitters crave their yarns, fibres, and community. Having outgrown the Croatian Cultural Centre, this year’s Knit City was hosted at the PNE Forum. Wider aisles, more space, real windows and daylight, and…

A Tempestuous Affair

It’s been a week since Knit City and we are deep, deep into Spinzilla… and it’s been a busy, busy week! On the Friday before Knit City, SweetGeorgia Yarns hosted the Knit City kickoff party and Tempest book launch at the Vancouver Club and we are pretty happy with how it turned out. We had…

You’re invited to a Tempestuous Affair

SweetGeorgia is hosting the 2014 Knit City Kickoff Party along with our Tempest Book Launch on Friday, October 3 at 8 pm. Held at the elegant Vancouver Club in downtown Vancouver, we’ll start the Knit City weekend off right with a posh dessert bar, book signing, photo booth, door prizes, and swag bags. This will…

Spinzilla 2014: Registration Opens Soon!

It’s that time again… In just one week, participant registration opens for Spinzilla 2014! This is your chance to join Team SweetGeorgia Yarns and spin for fun, charity, and fabulous prizes! What Is This “Spinzilla” You Speak Of? Spinzilla is a “Monster of a Spinning Event” presented by The National Needlearts Association’s Spinning & Weaving…

Countdown to Unwind

In less than a week, we’ll be winging our way over to the UK. The crunch is on now… slides for Colour Stories presentation, check. Slides for Colour Confidence presentation, check. Handout and spinning supplies for Spinning Hand-Dyed Fibres workshop, check. Now, to just find a moment to pack our bags, laptop, and the 50…

Here comes Spinzilla 2014

I can hear a rumble… Here comes Spinzilla 2014! This year, I had a chance to travel both the TNNA winter and summer trade shows. Besides meeting our fabulous retailers and designers, I had a chance to catch up with the organizers from Spinzilla! A Monster of a Spinning Event! Last year SweetGeorgia Yarns participated…

A Summer Of Socks

Would you like to practise spinning with intention? Do you want to spin with a project in mind? Have you ever tried spinning for socks? SweetGeorgia Yarns is excited to announce a brand new fibre event to help usher in this brilliant weather! “A Summer Of Spinning Socks” is a spin-a-along; an event in which…

May 2014 TNNA Recap

A few months ago I wrote a post about my very first TNNA show experience when Ginny, Teresa and I flew down to San Diego to participate in The Nation NeedleArts Association’s winter trade show. This May, I had the privilege of attending my first summer show — a much different experience than the first!…

Fibres West 2014 Recap

Ginny reports back from the annual Fibres West show in Cloverdale this past March. Liisa summarized Knit City 2013, Grace did a post on our January TNNA trip to San Diego, and so it fell to me, Ginny, to do the post on Fibres West 2014! This is my second time working the SweetGeorgia booth…