Happy New Year! After a quiet holiday rest, it’s been so enjoyable to see all the posts and discussions from makers gearing up for the year ahead. It’s carried me along on this wave of excitement… ready to hit the ground running into 2020 armed with ideas, projects, new skills to learn and eager anticipation […]Continue reading "Member Update // Planning your Make Nine!"
It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – each weekend is filled with holiday celebrations with colleagues, family, fibre art friends and more, and holiday traditions gleefully fill the hours. The gifts are mostly done, the cards… well, some still need to be written, but it’s been an enjoyable season with plenty […]Continue reading "Member Update // All About Colour in our Handwoven Colour Series!"
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Handwoven Shawl Pattern. Weave a 15-hue colour gamp using sock yarn in plain weave. Enjoy the interactions of colour between these fifteen hues of a spectrum and weave your own colour gamp shawl. Work with gradient mini-skein sets or limit your colour selections to just analogous colours. The options are infinite!Continue reading "Colour Gamp Shawl"
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As December is approaching, I feel everything around me slowly begin to get more festive. Holiday goods on the shelves weeks ago, and the trickling in of Christmas tunes now playing in shops. But even before noticing any of this, there was something about the pace of everyday life that felt amped up… that the […]Continue reading "Member Update // Spinning with Suspended Spindles!"
It’s been a week of reflection (and sleep… lots of sleep) after getting home from last weekend’s Escape with SweetGeorgia fibre arts retreat in Whistler. It was such an inspirational weekend and I feel so fortunate to have spent the weekend among the amazing support and excitement of these talented group of makers. I wasn’t […]Continue reading "Member Update // Multishaft Weaving Basics Course Now Available!"
Handwoven Shawl Pattern. Wrap yourself in a warm, toasty hug of bluefaced leicester wool and silk. This elegant and substantial handwoven shawl hangs beautifully around the shoulders with softness and drape. The colours blend to produce an almost iridescent effect.Continue reading "Hearthstone Shawl"
Plain weave and twill sampler on a 4-shaft loom. Explore the incredible variety of textures, designs, and colour patterns that are possible with just four shafts and four colours! Here we use a DK weight yarn to play with plain weave, simple twills, and basketweave.Continue reading "Startup Sampler"
It’s been a busy past couple of weeks after wrapping up our participation at Knit City Vancouver (see Felicia’s recap vlog episode here)… items have found their way back to their proper homes at the SweetGeorgia studio, and life has returned to business as usual. With each item we’d put away though, it would bring […]Continue reading "Member Update // Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!"
Just under a month ago, I was longing for temperatures to drop… for rainy days and chilly nights that allow you to bust out the lofty and warm hand-knits which moved to the back of the closet throughout the summer. Well, hello rainy days and chilly weather (although definitely not as cold here in Vancouver […]Continue reading "Member Update // Spin to Knit Socks with Rachel Smith!"
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With the first day of fall just around the corner, and short days and long nights soon following, it can be enjoyable to go through a shift of projects inspired by the change of seasons. A shift from focusing on projects of portability to instead projects that can be savoured and enjoyed inside the home. […]Continue reading "Member Update // Tapestry Weaving Coming Soon + Our Latest Updates!"
Weave a beautifully soft and simple scarf that can be customized through colour. Choose a hand-dyed or handpainted sock yarn for the warp and create your cloth with a variety of colours in the weft to enjoy the colour interactions.Continue reading "Square One Scarf"
Weave a beautifully elegant and silky scarf that can be customized through colour. Choose a range of hand-dyed semi-solid sock yarns for the warp and bring them all together with a single hand-dyed lace yarn.Continue reading "Colour Field Scarf"
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September is here, and despite the fact that it’s still technically summer (and also quite warm outside), all we can think of is sweater weather. With even just a slight chill in the air, we’re ready and busting out the woolens. There’s something so wonderful about bundling up in a hand-knit garment – so comforting […]Continue reading "Member Update // Spin to Knit a Sweater Now Available!"
Alternating yarns in a knitting project can result in loose, sloppy edges and just be a general nuisance. In this video, we give you tips on how to alternate yarns in a project in a neat and tidy manner. Enjoy! Download the transcript for this video here »Continue reading "Alternating Yarns"
It’s always an awesome feeling to finish a project, but then you realize with dread that you have a million and one ends to weave in… In this video, we show you how to weave in ends as you go so you can avoid all the fuss later! Download the transcript for this video here […]Continue reading "Weaving in Ends as you Knit"
https://vimeo.com/356512360 We wanted to welcome you guys officially welcome you guys to the Carolina Waves mystery knit along. We just started this week and people had been getting their "Clue Ones" and casting on and all of this kind of stuff and I wanted to connect with you guys to get you guys i We […]Continue reading "Joining the Community for the Carolina Waves MKAL"
In this video, our design director Tabetha Hedrick shows us how to accomplish short rows with a technique called wrap and turn. Wrap and turns can sound a little daunting at first, but as you’ll see in the video, once you get the hang of it, it’s not so bad at all. Download the […]Continue reading "Wrap & Turn Tutorial"
Do you ever get frustrated at messy edges of your knitting? If so, this is the tutorial for you! Our design director, Tabetha Hedrick shares her favourite technique to keep those ends neat and tidy in this tutorial video. Download the transcript for this video here »Continue reading "Tabetha’s Favourite Slipped Stitch Selvedge Tutorial"
We talked about dyeing full skeins from samples, switching dye brands, dyeing very pale pastels, re-skeining yarns for photography, and developing style and aesthetics when it comes to photographing your hand-dyed yarnsContinue reading "Live Office Hours // April 24, 2019"
In this Crafternoon session, we talked about seasonal colour, finding and modifying light sources for photograph, and I did a little weaving on my big mohair blanket project!Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // November 16, 2018"
https://vimeo.com/294874956 In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate winding a 3-yard warp on a warping board to use in a handwoven blanket. If you have any questions about winding a warp on a warping board, feel free to ask here in the forums » In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate winding a 3-yard warp on a […]Continue reading "Winding a Warp"
This the lecture portion of the dyeing workshop that I hosted at the SweetGeorgia Studios for Knit City 2018 on October 1, 2018.Continue reading "Creating Complex Colourways // October 1, 2018 at Knit City 2018"
Using a spin cycle of a washing machine to remove excess water, finding the most efficient way to wind mini-skeins, and dyeing very light colours on spinning fibre.Continue reading "Live Office Hours // September 2018"
During this Crafternoon, we did a spindle spinning demonstration showing drafting, plying, and how to wind onto the spindle shaft. We also started spinning a handpainted colourway using the fractal spinning colour technique.Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // September 14, 2018"
Measuring the angle of twist in your yarn is a wonderful way to ensure consistency in your handspun yarns. Download our twist gauge here to measure the twist in your singles and plied yarns.Continue reading "Twist Gauge"
A “raised increase” the least disruptive to the knitted stitches around it and if only a single raised increase is worked, it’s virtually invisible in a ground of stockinette stitch!Continue reading "Raised Increases"
Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Left Twist.Continue reading "Left Twist (Mock Cable)"
The technique of cabling without a cable needle is a sure way to speed up your stitch work, maintain your knitting speed a little better, and help you to fall in love with cablework all over again.Continue reading "Cables Without a Cable Needle"
This easy guide shows you exactly how to save a dropped stitch without any extra tools, crochet hooks, or anxiety. All you need is the knitting needles you are already working with.Continue reading "Saving a Dropped Stitch"
Think of pattern schematics as a blueprint of your project, a visual representation of what you are making long before you ever make it. This tutorial is going to walk you through exactly how to use it from start to finish.Continue reading "Understanding Pattern Schematics"
Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Right Twist.Continue reading "Right Twist (Mock Cable)"
There are a variety of ways to join new yarn in the middle of a row (or anywhere, really), such as knitting-in or Russian joins. One technique is called the Wet-Splicing method.Continue reading "How to Wet-Splice Your Ends in Knitting"
The Elastic Bind Off is a fabulously stretchy edge that is perfect for lacy lace shawl edges where you need a lot of give. It’s also well suited for necklines, sock tops, and sleeve cuffs! The best part is how unbelievably simple it is!Continue reading "Elastic Bind Off"
Intarsia is a method of knitting with multiple colours, but only working with one at a time to create “blocks” of colour. In essence, you work a section of stitches with one colour, drop it, pick up the next colour and continue on your way.Continue reading "Two-Colour Intarsia"