Two fabulous speakers, one great event, including Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show.
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring and our talented fibre community at the FROLIC SPRING SOCIAL!
Dress up in your knitted and crocheted finery and enjoy Afternoon Tea, a presentation by celebrated author and designer Sally Melville and renowned blogger, author and designer Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and a fashion show highlighting Ontario designers and artisans.
Amy Singer of Knitty Magazine and Julia Grunau of Patternfish will co-host the event, which will feature the artwork of Ontario fibre artist Debbie New, author of Unexpected Knitting.
The Frolic Spring Social is the perfect finale to our weekend of activities and the perfect time to socialize and build community. We hope you will join us!
Thank you to our sponsors Universal Yarn, Unique Knitting and Unique Crochet for their generous support and the beautiful Gift Bag they are providing each guest.
Gift Bags include needle gauge, slip-resistant crochet hook, bamboo knitting needles, split ring markers and cotton thread.
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WHEN Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1 – 4 pm
Doors open at 12 noon
WHERE Japanese Canadian Cultural Center
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance through this website.
Tickets are delivered by email.
Kate Atherley is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Her latest book Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet was released summer 2015 by Interweave Press, to great acclaim. Continue reading Kate Atherley
Fiona Ellis graduated from DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design in 1993. Her work appears in leading magazine publications including on-line at Twist Collective, and in yarn pattern booklets. Continue reading Fiona Ellis
Flo Flory, (aka the “Bead Knitter”) can’t remember when she started knitting. She is known for her unique bead knitted designs and laid back teaching style. Continue reading Flo Flory
Kim is keen on crochet and knitting and teaches the Crochet Crash Course at the Knit Café in Toronto. Continue reading Kim Hume
In her first decade, Diane learned knit and crochet. In her second decade, she learned to sew. In her third, she finished university and started working for a living. Early in her fifth decade she took up cycling, hiking, and skiing. Half way through that decade she learned to spin. Now in her seventh decade, she has retired and thinks she will have more time for spinning and knitting. Continue reading Diane Martin
Kim McBrien is a lifelong textile artist, fluent in contemporary basketry, surface design, knitting, weaving, spinning and embroidery. After many years wrangling professional singers, visual artists and an arts council or two, she fled the art/rat race and conjured up the circus that is Indigodragonfly. Continue reading Kim McBrien Evans
Alisa McRonald is a self-professed fibre nerd. She maintains a studio practice and tries to incorporate as many textile related techniques as she can into her artwork. She has an affinity for the quirky and a rather large eyeglass collection. Continue reading Alisa McRonald
Sally Melville has published seven knitting books (including THE KNIT STITCH, a best-selling learn-to-knit book which has sold 350,000 copies and been translated into French and Russian) and taught four Craftsy classes—one of which has over 14,000 students from around the world. Continue reading Sally Melville
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of eight bestselling books, two of which are New York Times Bestsellers, and seven of which have rather a lot to do with knitting. She maintains an online home at the popular blog www.yarnharlot.ca, and a less organized (and popular) actual home in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee