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Tiny Tapestries in person at Sew Easy, Sechelt

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

Tiny Tapestries in person at Sew Easy, Sechelt

Join me on Saturday November 6th from 1pm-5pm at Sew Easy in Sechelt, BC. $55 plus supplies ($17 for cardboard loom and yarn, $55 for Everlea Tiny Tapestry Loom Kit) This class is suitable for beginners.    You're invited to join Janna Maria in person for Tiny Tapestries - a chock-full workshop which introduces new weavers to the fundamentals of small-scale tapestry. We cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving, including 'magic' techniques. Why weave tiny tapestries? Let me tell you! Tiny tapestries can be...

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I'm a featured artist in Brooklyn Art Library's new prompt book!

Janna Vallee

I'm a featured artist in Brooklyn Art Library's new prompt book!

Hi friends,   I'm excited to be featured in Brooklyn Art Library's newest sketchbook as an artist offering an art prompt!   In this special edition sketchbook Brooklyn Art Library has curated 100 unique prompts, including 25 by featured artists, to help stretch your imagination and inspire your art making! Just like the original Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project, this book can be sent back to them once you have completed all the art prompts and it will forever be included in their library of sketchbooks in Brooklyn, New York.   The rules are simple, interpret each prompt however your...

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Knit City here we come!

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Knit City here we come!

Knit City is back mini-style and Everlea Yarn will be there in 9 days!That's right, I caved a snagged one of the last-minute booths that came available for Knit City Mini! I will have some very special offerings at my booth, so if you're attending Knit City Mini be sure to stop by and take a look at what I've got up my sleeve.Think back to early Knit City festivals when the PNE Forum was only half occupied and featured all local vendors. That's what year's Knit City Mini is set to recreate. From Fiona and Amanda at Knit City:Join us for Knit...

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Everlea Yarn will be at Fibrations Victoria this weekend!

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Everlea Yarn will be at Fibrations Victoria this weekend!

  Will I see you in Victoria on Sunday September 19th for Fibrations Victoria's 10th anniversary festival? I'm excited to be headed to there this weekend with my Everlea Yarn goods. This is an outside event and the first fibre fest in British Columbia in almost two years!I will be there with my hand-made Tiny Tapestry Kits and of course my naturally dyed Everlea Fingering, Everlea Sport and Everlea Worsted, as well as Everlea Worsted Card Bobbins. I will also have patterns by Plucky Pigeon Knits and Sheleigh Peers available.If you would like to snag a Tiny Tapestry Kit or anything else in our online shop, like...

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Digits & Threads Article: An Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

Digits & Threads Article: An Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving is the slow, methodical and intimate art of weaving pictures. The weaver’s woven pictures can be representational or abstract, with varying degrees of detail depending on their setup.My foray into tapestry weaving began in 2008 when I first entered Capilano University’s Textile Art diploma program (sadly, no longer offered). It was the first kind of weaving that was introduced to students, most likely because it is the perfect hands-on way to conceptualize the idea of, and the relationship between, warp and weft. I'm very excited to share that my series of tapestry weaving articles has begun to roll...

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