Posting date: 9 June, 2021
Six years ago, we hosted a wonderful workshop with Sylvia Olsen, as part of her cross-Canada knitting tour. She taught a fascinating class on Coast Salish knitting techniques, and shared stories from her book, Knitting Stories: Personal Essays and Nine Coast Salish-inspired Knitting Patterns. Together with her partner, Tex McLeod, they spent six weeks travelling from Victoria to Newfoundland, and conducted workshops in more than 40 locations (including Creative Yarns). She taught knitting, listened to stories from hundreds of knitters, and told her own stories. Along the way, Sylvia gained a new appreciation and formed a new relationship with her country.
Now, her 2015 cross-country odyssey is the source material for a new book, Unravelling Canada: A Knitting Odyssey, and she is doing a virtual tour, retracing her steps. This time, we are a part of her story!
You are invited to attend her presentation “Unravelling Canada: Stories from a Canadian road trip” which is part book launch, part social commentary, and part knitting stories.
Join us, on Wednesday, 23 June at 7pm for a fun and wide-ranging session with a master story-teller! No registration required, all welcome. To attend:
- If you haven’t already done so, download Zoom ahead of time (it’s free)
- At the meeting time, click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
That’s it! Plan to check in a few minutes early so that we can get started at 7pm.