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…

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…

Road Trippin’ to Salt Lake City

It’s been 17 years since I’ve been to Salt Lake City. The first time was during university when my girlfriends and I drove down from Vancouver through Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to Utah to visit one of our closest friends who had moved to study there. This time, my husband and I drove 17 hours…

TNNA 2013 in Long Beach Recap

It’s been less than 10 days since we got back from Long Beach, but already those short days feel like a blur! The Long Beach trade show was our third time showing at TNNA and each time it seems like we have a whole new set of challenges to overcome. This time, the challenge was…

June 2012 TNNA Recap

…And we’re back. It’s been a couple weeks since Teresa, Carina and returned home from the TNNA trade show in Columbus, Ohio and we’ve been busy getting settled and back into the flow of dyeing and fibre club orders and more. This was our first time attending the show in Columbus (second time showing at…

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…

Back from TNNA

We escaped the cold and wet snow in Vancouver last weekend to Phoenix for the TNNA Winter Show. It was such a complete 180 in terms of weather, but it did not go unappreciated. I love wearing flip flops in January. After all these years, we finally debuted our beloved SweetGeorgia Yarns at our first…

Honeymoon in Hanalei

The view towards Ke’e Beach on the North Shore of Kaua’i, from the Kalalau Trail After the wedding, we had less than 24 waking hours to get everything somewhat in order so that we could leave for our honeymoon. We chose Kaua’i, Hawaii for our honeymoon. I’ve only ever stopped over in Honolulu but I’ve…

Sock Summit 2011

Brilliant colours by Sincere Sheep. All naturally dyed. A mere 24 hours after returning home from my honeymoon, I was back at the airport, on my way to Portland for the incredibly popular Sock Summit. Who knew that something as specific as hand sock knitting could draw nearly 6,000 knitters from across the country to…

New York Stories

New York for the hardcore LEGO aficionado. Rockefeller Center in LEGO. Visiting New York for the first time was an experience so heavily laden with expectation and promise. New York is bursting with things to do, see and eat — each one needing attention and priority. For better or worse, I’m not a guidebook reader…