Member Update // Tapestry Weaving Coming Soon + Our Latest Updates!

Tapestry Weaving by Janna Maria Vallee

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. Whether it’s simply because of the want to cosy up inside as the rain falls outside (or the need… #wetcoast), it brings excitement to the learning of a new skill or starting of a new project. What are you planning for the autumn season?


Coming Soon // Tapestry Weaving

After so much fun filming this workshop on the beautiful Sunshine Coast back in June, we can’t wait to soon share with you Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!

Tapestry Weaving Janna Maria Vallee

Janna, an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in weft-faced tapestry plus the talent behind Everlea Yarn, guides you through the art of tapestry weaving from selecting and warping your loom, weft handling and different tapestry techniques, to hanging your finished piece. Stay tuned for this wonderful workshop launching in early October, along with other exciting new content to follow!


Housekeeping // Website Updates + New Product Listing

We’re continuously working on updating our website to ensure information and resources are easily accessible, and we hope the latest changes do just that. Patterns featured in our School of SweetGeorgia workshops can now easily be found on the SOS website – check out the SOS library for our latest updates. As well, basic course details can now be seen without the need to first login to the site, to help quickly view course information and to even share with friends not yet signed up to the SOS site!

School of SweetGeorgia Acid Dye Kit

Listed on the SweetGeorgia Yarns website, we’ve also recently launched an SOS Acid Dye Kit. Designed to permanently dye protein fibres including wool, silk, angora, mohair, alpaca, soy silk and nylon, acid dyes have excellent wash- and light-fastness properties. Each kit comes with 7 colours, 1 oz of each, in a range of warm and cool primary colours, plus black, to produce a wide range of hues when mixed together. Click here to purchase the kit!


Live Office Hours // September 2019

Reminder that our next Live Office Hours will be Thursday, September 26 at 10am PST. Please join us for a chat, updates from the school, and to get your fibre arts questions answered by Felicia. If you can’t make it, no worries as we always post the video on the SOS online library afterwards for all members to enjoy!

The easiest way to WATCH is to go to this permanent page on our website: https://www.www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/live/. If you would like to join the CHAT, you can catch us on YouTube when we are live OR visit us on Twitch. Either chat rooms should work!

Questions for Live Office Hours can be sent to Felicia at: felicia@sweetgeorgiayarns.com. Thank you for sending in your questions!


Recent Student Works

Here’s what our students have been up to recently…

  • We love reading about (and seeing… SPOILER ALERT!) all of the progress from knitters knitting along with us on the Carolina Waves MKAL shawls! Join the conversation in our Carolina Waves MKAL Club on the Community page.
  • Read about Diana’s latest weaving adventures and the resulting stunning handwoven scarves!
  • Priscilla’s beautiful handspun yarn, spun from Barry’s Jubilee – Schacht’s 50th anniversary spinning fiber custom dyed by SweetGeorgia. Thank you for sharing, Priscilla – we can’t wait to see what it becomes!

Don’t forget to check out the forums to ask any questions and post your current WIPs – we love to see what you’re making! Be sure to also tag us @schoolofsweetgeorgia or #schoolofsweetgeorgia so we can find your latest projects and share them!

Note! If you are local or plan on attending Knit City in Vancouver, October 4-7, be sure to tune into today’s Taking Back Friday vlog episode with Felicia to hear about how to enter our giveaway for passes to this excellent fibre festival!

Wishing you a cosy fibre-filled weekend,

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