Calling all fibre lovers! Knit City returns to the PNE Forum next weekend on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016! Visit their website here for a list of events including free demos, workshops, book signings, a music concert, and more!
We’re excited to welcome Jolynn Vandam of saige & skye, local Vancouver fiber artist for a three hour beginner weaving workshop!
During this hands on workshop, you will be using a mix of wool and cotton yarns. Merino wool roving and assorted fibers to complete a small sized woven wallhanging. The class covers every step from start to finish, learning a few basic textural weaving methods along the way. A take home kit is included with all the materials you need to start your weaving adventure.
Your kit will contain:
A 10″ x 10x” locally handcrafted eastern maple loom
Cotton warp thread
Dowel, copper, or drift wood to finish your piece off
Intro weaving booklet (just incase you need a refresher)
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm
Pip & Pin just launched their brand new website, and it’s a swell one! Super cute sisters, Megan and Katie knit, and occassionally crochet cozy knitwear using a selection of chunky new wools and unique thrifted finds. Join the celebrations by visiting their blog here and entering to win a hand knit cowl!
What do you make?
kove is primarily a line of knit and crochet scarves, cowls, warmers and wraps. There are a few necklaces and clutches in the mix as well.
What or who inspires you?
The line is heavily influenced by the west coast. I love living by the mountains and next to the ocean, so those textures inspire my work. Versatility is important to me, so I strive to incorporate functional elements like hoods and double sided buttons into the designs.
How did you get started?
I would say it was a combination of time, obsession and curiosity that lead me to launch kove. Reconnecting with a craft I had learned as a youngster (crochet) and using it to create something contemporary and wearable was something that I wanted to put out in the world. I opened my Etsy shop on Valentine’s day this year, and ended up realizing a dream I didn’t know I had.
What are your favourite materials to work with?
I mostly use a chunky wool / acrylic blend of yarn, which is super soft to work with. I also love the contrast of incorporating hardware into my fibre jewelry.
What is the hardest and your most favourite part of crafting?
The biggest challenge is time – which I suppose is true of any small business owner. A lot of people use the insanity workout. I wish there were more hours in the day to just sit and design. But the best part is seeing people enjoy what you’ve made, and make it their own.
Do you have any advice for those in the biz?
Love what you do, do your best work, and really get to know who your customers are.
Do you consider yourself an artist or a crafter?
Probably a crafter or designer.
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