ABOUT THE SCHOOL
It’s about craft, it’s about colour, and it’s about to come to life.
The School of SweetGeorgia is our online membership-based fibre arts school where we are building courses and community. Our focus is sharing our passion for the yarn and textile arts while creating new dyers, weavers, spinners, and knitters. In the years since we began this project, we have built an online video-based school that includes more than twenty courses and workshops with a team of excellent, knowledgeable, and practising artisans and instructors.
The School of SweetGeorgia is focused on creating educational content for the fibre arts specialty. The fibre arts includes more than knitting and crochet — it includes everything from the preparation of fibres for transformation into textiles as well as the dyeing of yarn, fabric, or fibre, the spinning of yarn, and the application of that yarn in knitting, crochet, weaving, and tapestry. It also involves exploring colour theory, visual design, as well as other creative skills including ideation, reflection, planning, and record keeping.
THE JOURNEY TO SAVE OUR SOULS
Our goal for the School is to demonstrate how these crafts are not independent silos, but are interconnected and a continuum of practices.
The School of SweetGeorgia takes the letters of SOS and links them together into a new symbol that represents connection and participating in a continuous, circuitous journey. SOS is an internationally recognized code signal used to call for help. It is an abbreviation of “save our souls” and here is used to evoke how colour, craft, and making things can provide balm for the soul and sanctuary for our creative spirits. SOS also implies how we are here to provide help along the journey.
ABOUT FELICIA LO WONG
committed to colour mastery in craft
Felicia is a designer and entrepreneur, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Her lifelong passion for knitting, colour, and design led her to starting the sweetgeorgia blog in 2004.
A year later, SweetGeorgia was founded at her dining room table with nothing more than three skeins of sock yarn for sale on Etsy. Since then, SweetGeorgia has become a way of life where work and play are inseparable.
In 2017, she published her first book “Dyeing to Spin & Knit” with Interweave Press and currently, she is developing the School of SweetGeorgia to offer online fibre arts education to colour-obsessed crafters.
When she’s not playing with yarn or hunting tacos and ramen, she’s chasing her two young children around with her Oranje-loving husband.
THE FOUNDERS CIRCLE
Our deepest thanks and gratitude go to this community of patrons who believed in and sponsored this project from the very beginning
Adele Venables, Alice Faber, Allison Corrao, Allison Thistlewood, Amy Bondanella, Amy Duvendack, Andrea Thomaes, Angela Dent, Anna Hotton, Annette Ness, Anouchka Herold, Antonia Merino, Barb Murphy, Barbara, Becky Doherty, Britta Sjöström, Camilla Ohlsén, Candi Wagner Hiles, Candida Haslam, Cari Gustavson, Carmen Schmidt, Carol Gibson, Catherine Adcock, Catherine Myers, Cecilia Sjölin, Cheryl Ann Moreo, Chie Sugimoto, Chikako Sako, Chloe Hubert, Christina Lee, Cindy Engelking Stoldt, Crycket Stephenson, Cynthia Cole, Dana Barbieri, Debbie Fister, Debby Greenlaw, Debra Lumbert, Deidre Silva, Denelle Bratcher, Diane Morrill, Dianne Meyer, Elizabeth Shearly, Elysia Pearce, Emily Mcdermid, Erica Jones, Erin Wolff, Eve Walker, Florence Clark, Gayle Clow, Gillian Hess, Glenda Sedgwick, Grace Shalom Hopkins, Greta Cornejo, Greta Holmstrom, Heidi Nerurkar, Heidi Rezendes, Helena Tkalez , Holly Paolino, Houshun, Irene Weisner, Jane Stafford, Janet Sweeney, Janice Mattioli, Jeanne Applegate, Jeanne Elliott, Jeanne L. Macleod-Lang, Jeannie Hon-Cruz, Jeff Remley, Jen Green, Jennifer, Jennifer Starhunter, Jenny Lycken, Jenny Schoohs, Jillian Moreno, Joan Harris, Joan Taylor, Jocelyn, Jodi Brown, Jodi Ethington, Joy.Love.Yarn, Jude Webster, Judi Biritz, Judy Garren, Kara Gott Warner, Karen Robinson (Round Table Yarns), Karla Rae, Kate Mcphee, Katharine, Kathryn Steely, Kathy Harry, Katrina Stewart, Katy Wagner, Kim Werker, Knit Social, Knitgrrl, Kristen Jancuk, Mediaperuana Designs, Kristin22, L Kresge, Larraine Childress, Laura Johnson, Leah Churchley, Leann Demeduk, Lee Hamilton, Leigh-Ann, Linda Davis, Linda Dutka, Linda Fabian, Linda Guo, Linda Maisonneuve Miller, Lisa Grech-Staehr, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Rametta, Lisbeth Davidson, Liz Gipson, Lynda, Madeleine Windsor, Mare Levesque, Marg Mcilwain, Margaret Bohlander, Marjorie, Marjorie Nockels, Marlene Cechosh, Mary Cahill, Mary Ellen Litzinger, Mary Felker, Mary-Jane Sweeney, Melissa, Meryl Dorey, Mf, Missneriss, Mscellenea Ordinary, Mylene Lacroix, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Nordquist, Nancy Sharp, Natalie Van Ingen, Ninabythebeach, Pamelarivera, Patricia Bell, Patricia Conner, Patricia Eisinger, Pj Holtzman, R Helen Tulloh, Rebecca Osborn, Ricki Isralowitz, Rita Starceski, Robin Johnston, Robin Lane, Samantha Guerin, Sandy Mcnaughton, Sarah Keeling, Sarah Mcguire, Sarah Walker, Sasja Van Besouw, Scarlet Douglas, Shannon Pearson, Sheri Gittinger, Sherly Goubeaux, Slanted Stitches (Joanne), Sue Ann Thomas, Sue Schreuder, Susan Cluck, Sushin Gigy, Suzie Thomas, Tabetha Hedrick, Talia Rivera, Tania Gammie, Tanya Koenig, Terese Douglass, Terra Mitchell, Tessa Wright, The Romantic Scientist, Tina Osgood, Toni Andersen, Tonya Morrison, Tracie Millar, Tracy Cottis, Treska Cole, Trisha Morris, Valerie Dziak, Viva Villareal, Wendi Weir, Wendi Weir, Woollywoofnz, Yammie Cheung