Vancouver Island Knitting and Fibre Network

Island Knits

Join us on Saturday October 19th at the Victoria Public Market for our Fall Pop-up Fibre Market!

Mingle with local fibre creatives, browse fresh hand dyed skeins, yarn bowls and accessories and enjoy the warmth and community of your Island Knits fibre family just in time for holiday knitting!

The 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)
SUBCULTURE Yarn (Victoria)
Plot Twist Textile Co. (Errington)
the Spinnacle (Victoria)
Spunware Over the Rainbow (Courtenay)
Tofino Knit Company (Tofino)

Fibre Artists, Makers and Artisans
Dee Storey of Twisty Tree (Felting) (Victoria)
Knitted by Nukumi (Knitting) (Victoria)
Little Wigglers (Sewist) (Victoria)
Luvli Designs (Felting) (Victoria)
riv.Creative (Accessories) (Campbell River)
Perfectly Knotted (Accessories) (Victoria)
Scrumptious Ewe (Fibre Art) (Nanaimo)
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
Boostani (Handmade Baskets)
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.

Island Knits Recognizes the privilege of living, working and creating on the beautiful traditional lands of the Lekwungen speaking people (Coast Salish), a people whose deep and spiritual connection to this land continues to this day. We acknowledge this with gratitude and thanks to the indigenous people of this region and their ancestors, and pledge to tread carefully on this precious territory.

Island Knits believes in diversity and inclusivity and commits to creating and maintaining a loving space free of discrimination online and at all events.