I am so excited to be joining Michael in creating the Urban Yarns blog posts and most of all thrilled to be connecting with you to talk everything knitting!!
So let me introduce myself and share a little bit about how passionate I am about all aspects of fibre. I started off crafting at an early age, beads, fimo, friendly plastic and then took sewing all through high school. I had a short break at University where I studied Biology but was reconnected with my passion of textiles when I spent a year travelling SE Asia and Australia. When I returned home I enrolled in fashion design, took every textile type workshop I could find in the city, did the Textile Arts Certificate at UFV all the while falling more and more in love with fibre, yarn and….KNITTING!! I joined the Urban Yarns team and found another passion of mine-teaching and sharing the craft of knitting. My love of design, texture and creativity eventually led me to the Nihon vogue program. This is an intense 4 year Japanese fine finishing and design, knit wear program. I am currently finishing up the second year (the most detailed and time consuming year), where I have had to design and knit a puffed sleeve cardie, a dolman sweater, an aran sweater, traditional Gansey, fair isle yoke sweater and capelet (just to name a few). Needless to say it has been an intense design process and a knitting frenzy!! Here are a few pictures to show you what I mean.
Little did I know that Gansey and Aran patterns were going to be so HOT this Fall!!
That’s enough history, now lets talk knitting!