Vancouver Island Fibre Fest and Painting DewMoth

Lucy Neatby speaking about her amazing double knit blankets!

Lucy Neatby speaking about her amazing double knit blankets!

I was at the Vancouver Island Fibre Festival this last weekend and it was marvelous.  I watched the fashion show, featuring many of Lucy Neatby’s incredible designs – Lucy was the Highlighted Teacher – and many other garments from the Needle and Arts Center yarn store in Campbell River.  There are a great many talented knitters on this Island.

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Beth modelling Rhiannon

Beth modelling Rhiannon

Before the Fashion Show started I spoke briefly about Rhiannon and the trip to Nashville, Beth modelled Rhiannon for me as I spoke.

Saturday afternoon I demonstrated painting lace knitting to an interested audience of knitter’s, quilters, weavers, and potters. There were also two very interested girls – they helped me pick colours!

As the hour progressed the audience would change and move.  Watching someone paint is something like watching paint dry – the audience came and went and watched the transformation of the shawl.


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I did not take any pictures this time as I was working within a set deadline – no time to stop – but I did borrow a few pictures from Shelley Mackie.  She took a few pictures as I worked.

Sunday was the Twined Knitting Class – it was a small but dedicated group and everyone made great progress with their first mitten.  We were also a mobile group as the room we were in had issues with heat – but the center moved us down into the lounge where we were very comfortable!

Pretty colours all in a row.

Pretty colours all in a row.

Happy Viewing


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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