Vancouver Island Knitting and Fibre Network

Island Knits Collective

The Island Knits Network is volunteer run and supports local Vancouver Island fibre artists, artisans, growers, makers and businesses with promotional, event and collaboration opportunities. Please see our amazing colleagues below.

Yarnies
Cool Cat Fiber Works (Nanaimo)
Endless Roving FibreCraft (Pender Island)
Gauge Dye Works (Victoria)
JOMA Yarn (Victoria)
the Spinnacle (Victoria)
Spunware Over the Rainbow (Courtenay)

Fibre Artists, Makers and Artisans
Dee Storey of Twisty Tree (Felting) (Victoria)
Knitted by Nukumi (Knitting) (Victoria)
Luvli Designs (Felting) (Victoria)
riv.Creative (Accessories) (Campbell River)
Silver Rose Studio (Crochet) (Victoria)
SKC Decorative Arts (Weaving) (Comox Valley)
SlySpun Fibre Co. (Victoria)
Spirit Song Fiberworks (Handspun, Hand dyed, Felting) (Coombs)

Hand Made Accessories for Fibre Artisans
PotterGee (Pottery buttons) (Victoria)

Designers
Christian McGinty / Hypnos Knits (Victoria)
DK Knitwear
Small Bird Workshop

Tech Editing
Emily Wakeling

Knitting Instruction
Juliette Proom

Local Yarn Shops
Grinsheep Fibre Productions (Errington)
Beehive Woolshop (Victoria)
Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts (Victoria)
Main Street Yarn (Ladysmith)
Seaside Button Yarn (Victoria)
Saltwater Purls (Campbell River)

Guilds / Groups
Discovery Knitters
Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Communities
Want to join the network?
The Island Knits Collective is a platform for information sharing, promotion and peer support for fibre growers, artisans, artists, community builders and vendors. Membership in the collective provides you with opportunity to:

Promote your artist profile, community or business page in the network directory.
Promote your special events like pattern releases, shop updates and community-a-longs on the Island Knits Instagram page.
Participate as a vendor, instructor or demo your skills at an Island Knits event.
Discuss and share information with other local collective members through our facebook group.
Collaborate with us to create awesome local Island-Knits-a-Long projects that would include other Island Knits collective members as well!

Membership

Membership is vetted and limited to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. At this time there is no cost to join the join. Members are requested to provide support to events in which they participate when possible, normally in the form of prize support to at least 1 event or a promotional activity (social media post or other promotion of island knits) per calendar year. Network members are requested to actively support Vancouver Island fibre hype and their fellow collective members through social media posting about Island Knits. You will also be added to the Island Knits Mailing List and receive information about our Markets and other events happening around the islands.

Application Process
As time allows a more sophisticated web submission form will be created for the convenience of future applicants. In the mean-time, please send an email to info(at)islandknits.ca providing your basic information and we will get back to you.