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Lovenote Sweater

Janna Vallee

Lovenote Sweater

I'm over the moon in love with my new Love Note sweater by Tin Can Knits. What an awesome design this was to knit. The pattern is flawless and so easy to follow and this was the fastest I've ever knit a sweater. I was very committed to getting it done ASAP, and even my kid was feeling a bit of knitting resentment this past week. 10 days is what it took me! I am THE queen of abandoning works-in-progress for long periods of time - I had a cardigan on the go for three-years once. So, I'm very proud...

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Loome + Everlea Yarn kit

Janna Vallee

Loome + Everlea Yarn kit

I've recently mailed out a bunch of these mini weaving kits to people who are gifting them to their favourite crafty kids (lucky kids!) I didn't think kids would be the main demographic for these little guys. I would love to receive this gift myself, personally. So, I suppose the age range for them is something like 7-105, the latter being the age of my great aunt Agatha who recently passed away.These two gorgeous photos are by weaving kit recipient and photographer, 14 year old Anika Connon of @connon_photography. Aren't they stunning?! The Loome Kit with Everlea Yarn is $30...

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Stripes in Tapestry webinar

Janna Vallee

Stripes in Tapestry webinar

The weaving in process above shows me weaving two Naturally Dyed Organic Merino Fingering colourways on a Saffron Loom, Medium Indigo and Cochineal, which meet in the middle to create a third colour. Join me over at the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS) on June 23rd from 4pm-5:30 for Stripes in Tapestry, a workshop to compliment and continue my current fundamentals tapestry workshop at SOS. In this workshop we will be covering a couple different versions of vertical and horizontal stripes including horizontal stripes, blended vertical stripes as well as pick’n’pick. The workshop comes with a School of SweetGeorgia membership. If...

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Mark of the Hand Seaming Demo

Janna Vallee knitting learn

Mark of the Hand Seaming Demo

A demonstration of how to seam the spiral-shaped Mark of the Hand Shawl.

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Weave the Future Grant

Janna Vallee tapestry

Weave the Future Grant

I'd like to thank American Tapestry Alliance for providing me with funding this month via their Weave the Future grant to teach tapestry to five youth here on Sunshine Coast via online platforms, as well as provide them with looms and yarn for their projects! All their looms and yarn have been delivered and they are logging into their free School of SweetGeorgia memberships this week.

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