Member Update // Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!

Tapestry Weaving sampler by Janna Maria Vallee

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 back memories of the weekend and all of the inspiration that came along with it. It’s truly inspiring to spend the weekend among so many talented makers, learning about new products and new (to me) skills, it’s left me with a heart full of excitement and renewed energy for continuing to learn even further. One of these which happens to work out quite perfectly with the release of our latest course launch. I’m calling this a “meant to be”!


Now Available // Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving is an art which has been around for hundreds of years, and one which continues to capture the imagination of artists and admirers today, and we are beyond excited for our latest addition to the School of SweetGeorgia – Tapestry Weaving with Janna Maria Vallee!

Tapestry Weaving sampler by Janna Maria Vallee

Janna Maria Vallee is a celebrated interdisciplinary artist working primarily in weft-faced tapestry woven with her own naturally dyed Everlea Yarn, and we couldn’t be happier to have her join us at the School of SweetGeorgia! In this comprehensive introductory course, Janna guides us through the very basics of this art form, teaching us the essential tapestry weaving skill of “meet and separate”: a method that helps maintain proper tension and makes gorgeous colour blending, as well as different types of looms used, how to weave shapes and more!

Click here to view the course info and to begin making beautiful tapestry art pieces for adding to your own home!


Live Office Hours // October 2019

Reminder of our next Live Office Hours on Thursday, October 24 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…

  • Such a beautifully soft and fun rainbow of colour in Nadia’s hand-dyed skeins, dyed using a combination of both low immersion and hand painting techniques.
  • Rachel has warped and begun the weaving of her Epic Cloth Challenge – we can’t wait to see the finished result!
  • Congratulations and all the best to Elise’s Epic Cloth Challenge start! We’re excited to follow along with you and to see what your challenge 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!

Wishing you a cosy fibre-filled weekend,

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