International Knit in Public Day
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by Janna Vallee
2w ago
This Saturday is International Knit in Public Day and I’ll be at Sechelt Market along with other local knitters, you guessed it, knitting in public. We’d love for you to join us! Bring your knitting and a folding chair and join in. When you do, be sure to enter your name into my contest to win a ball of Everlea Yarn ? See you at 5800 Cowrie (the road behind the public library) 9am-2:30pm Other Knit in Public events in British Columbia include  Craft n Yarn WWKIPD Party in Surrey Knit & Crochet Your Way with Once Upon a Sheep Yarn Shop in Maple Ridge Knitting In Pu ..read more
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New In-Person Workshop: Weave a Contrasting Gradient
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by Janna Vallee
2w ago
I’m excited to announce my new workshop, Weave a Contrasting Gradient, at two locations this summer: Never woven before? No problem! This workshop is beginner friendly.  Everlea Studio Madeira Park Sun June 30th 1pm-4pm SIGN UP Moon's Records Cumberland Wed August 21 5:30-8:30pm SIGN UP About the workshop: Learn the art of weaving a contrasting gradient using tapestry techniques on a handcrafted Everlea Mini Loom, and a gorgeous array of naturally dyed yarns dyed by me.   What is a contrasting gradient? We will weave two gradients working in opposite directions alo ..read more
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Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Events
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by Janna Vallee
2M ago
Last year I joined the local Fibreshed which is a group of local folk centered on using regional materials for making textiles. I'm excited to learn more about planting my own natural dyes, among other things. We spent last year reforming and planning this year’s events, and those events are now coming up! I'm hosting a couple of them including this Sunday's studio visit and weaving skill-share in my Madeira Park studio. April 28th, 12886 Dogwood Drive Madeira Park, 1pm-4pm. Come! We also have a series of skill-shares coming up at @sunshinecoastarts, in collaboration with @theonlyanimalthea ..read more
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Weaving a smooth angle in tapestry
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by Janna Vallee
3M ago
Here's another tip for my online weaving students. This one is about shape building. When attempting to make a smooth decrease, always hinge on a warp whose last sequence went under that warp. You can only achieve this repeatedly if you're decreasing by multiples of two warps each sequence (ie. abandoning 2, 4 or 6 warps etc). The arrow in the image above points to the area showing how the last sequence went under a warp. So, that is the warp I will hinge on next. The weaving below used this technique to create the blue hill on the bottom part of the design. *Note that this technique is speci ..read more
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Avoid a stepped looking decrease by hinging on the correct warp
Everlea Yarn Blog
by Janna Vallee
6M ago
When attempting to make a smooth decrease, always hinge on a warp whose last sequence went under that warp. You can only achieve this repeatedly if you're decreasing by multiples of two warps each sequence (ie. abandoning 2, 4 or 6 warps etc). The arrow in the image above points to the area showing how the last sequence went under a warp. So, that is the warp I will hinge on next. The weaving below used this technique to create the blue hill on the bottom part of the design. Find video instructions on this technique in my online Weave a Sunset workshop in the Weaving a Smooth Diagonal se ..read more
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Introducing the Everlea Colour Club
Everlea Yarn Blog
by Janna Vallee
6M ago
The Everlea Colour Club is a monthly delivery of five one-of-a-kind naturally-dyed Everlea Fingering card bobbins, one bobbin of warp (to dress your loom) and endless design and colour possibilities with my online Colour in Tapestry workshop.   Every month you get: Five surprise one-of-a-kind naturally-dyed Everlea Fingering card bobbins which weave beautifully together. One bobbin of cotton warp (to dress your loom) My online Colour in Tapestry workshop comes free with any subscription ($50+ value) Features four beautiful beginner-friendly projects including the one picture ..read more
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12 Days of Everlea Recap
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by Janna Vallee
6M ago
My first-ever holiday box was SO much fun to make and even more fun to participate in with the folks who took part. We made two projects together whilst opening a total of 15 treats over 12 Days (including three weaving tools!), and even met online for live meetups where there were Q&As and giveaways. I'm really looking forward to doing this again next year. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for some new things that I'm making for you, launching in the shop soon ..read more
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Distant Quasar Hat by Caitlin Shepherd
Everlea Yarn Blog
by Janna Vallee
7M ago
Distant Quasar Hat is a classic unisex toque for cold and wet days outdoors. The folded brim and timeless cables add extra warmth and comfort. This hat is knit bottom up with a repeating cablework chart and separate crown chart. Sample is shown in Everlea Fingering “Cosmos” colourway held double with Everlea Mohair/Silk. Yarn (Everlea Yarn) 1 skein each (held together): Everlea Fingering (60 grams) Everlea Mohair (25 grams) Finished Measurements Height = 8.5” / 21.5 cm Circumference = 20” / 51 cm Caitlin says "I fell in love with Everlea’s “Cosmos” colourway and knew that I wanted t ..read more
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Portabello West - My last Vancouver show of the year
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by Janna Vallee
7M ago
After an incredible time at Circle Craft this past week, Vancouver, I'm excited to be coming back to you one last time this season for @portobellowest at Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Come see me there on Saturday and Sunday November 25th and 26th from 10am-5pm ..read more
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Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
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by Janna Vallee
8M ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Everlea Yarn Co // Janna Maria Vallee?? (@everlea_yarn ..read more
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