Knitters and fibre artists unite at Knit City
Vancouver knitters and fibre artists will gather at the city’s largest fibre festival this weekend. Knit City is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (October 26 and 27) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive).
The second annual event organized by Knit Social, a Vancouver-based knitting events company, includes a vendor marketplace, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations.
While the majority of attendees—which includes dyers, spinners, weavers, and knitwear designers—will come from across the Lower Mainland, the festival is welcoming a handful of special guests this year. Notable Canadian knitter and writer Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (also known as the Yarn Harlot), as well as Toronto-based knitwear designers Kate Atherley and Fiona Ellis are expected to attend.
“These names may not mean much to someone who doesn't knit, but to a knitter these names are huge,” Amanda Milne, who co-directs Knit Social with Fiona McLean, stated in a news release.
Knit Social launched in 2011 and hosts a variety of events and retreats for knitters and fibre artists. The Knit City festival is open to all ages and abilities. Admission to the festival is $5 each day.