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*NEW* Sylvia Olsen Workshop

April 12, 2012
Many of you are already eagerly awaiting our evening presentation with Sylvia Olsen, if you don’t know about it, please read those details here. We are now excited to have Sylvia Olsen, the author of “Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy” doing a special daytime workshop!   Sign up soon by calling 604-255-2577 or emailing
The Secrets of Innovation and the Courage to Invent
A Workshop with Sylvia Olsen

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45 (+hst) yarn is included in price
Did you know you can learn to be innovative? The art and craft of turning what you see and what you dream into your own unique creations.
Sylvia learned along the way to follow a knitting pattern but soon she was using them for bits and pieces-a bit from one and pieces of another-to come up with what her imagination was telling her to knit. Over her more than forty years of knitting she has begun to document how her innovation takes place and realizes it’s something she can share and can easily be learned. She draws on the amazing Cowichan sweaters, Fair Isle knitting techniques, and knitting practices from around the world, but she also is inspired by piles of sticks, clouds, tea cosies and Persian rugs. Participants will be practicing these techniques while making fingerless gloves.
Come and join Sylvia and be inspired and learn some secrets about how to turn your inspirations into something beautiful.
With two sticks and a string, and rudimentary knitting skills you can design and construct wonderful yarn creations.

Materials Needed: Double Pointed Needles 6.5mm
One Comment leave one →
  1. Belle Parkinson permalink
    February 11, 2013 10:41 pm

    Do you have Sylvia Olsen’s book,
    “Working With Wool:…” in stock?

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