SweetGeorgia at Unwind Brighton

Do you have plans for this summer? Perhaps you’d like to join me in Brighton, the lovely seaside resort in the south of England. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve been invited to teach and speak at the first-ever Unwind Brighton yarn and fibre festival! Unwind Brighton will be held July 12 and 13 and…

A Year in Review: 2013

Every year, I write a year-end closing post. It’s cathartic. It sweeps away the detritus of the year passed and makes way for something new. This past year, my “something new” has made my brain mush and made it a challenge to string multiple phrases together (ask me how many times I just re-worded that…

Craftsy Mystery KAL Launches!

It’s finally launched! After months of preparing, the Mystery is revealed! We are knitting a chunky cabled cowl in our Superwash Chunky yarn. Want to knit a great, quick holiday project? This one-skein chunky cowl can be an exercise in learning to knit cables for the first time. Here’s the details… Knit-Along start date: November…

Craftsy Mystery Knit-Along for November

We’ve been hard at work dyeing up Superwash Chunky all summer-long, in preparation for the Craftsy Mystery Knit-Along that I am hosting starting November 1st! Without giving it all away, I just wanted to give you a little sneak peek into what we’ll be making for the knit-along. The November knit-along project will be for…

DIY Hat Design Class

Starting in October, Emily Wessel from Tin Can Knits will be doing a book and trunk show starting in Los Angeles and traveling up the coast to Vancouver! We are so excited to be hosting Emily at our studio for an introduction to design class. If you ever wanted to try designing your own hat,…

Craftsy on Pinterest

Addicted to Pinterest? Yep. Me too. This week, I have excuse to indulge in Pinterest since I’ll be pinning things on behalf of Craftsy! When I first started learning to spin and dye, I was so inspired and motivated by photos I had seen on the web of yarns other spinners had created. I hope…

Ignite . . . an Affair with Art

As is quickly becoming obvious to me, I’m going to be teaching spinning and dyeing this fall at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Never experienced the joy that is PdA? You can come down and see it for yourself! Place des Arts is hosting an open house this coming Thursday evening where you can tour…

Spinning Dyed Fibers

Several weeks ago, I was out in Colorado filming one of Craftsy.com’s first spinning class offerings, called “Spinning Dyed Fibers“. And I’m so excited that it’s finally launched and available now! You all know I love colour. I’ve been dyeing and spinning and indulging myself in colour since early 2005. I’ve had spiritual encounters with…

Filming in the Fibre Mecca

I believe I travelled to the Mecca of the fibre world last week. It might never have crossed your mind, but much of the spinning, weaving, knitting and fibre world is headquartered in Colorado. Schacht Spindle makes my most favourite spinning wheels and looms in Boulder. Interweave, which publishes Interweave Knits, Spin Off, Handwoven, and…

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…