Here I am back from a beautiful three-week trip across Canada. I can not find any more superlatives to describe the beauty of the landscapes that I crossed and the intensity of this adventure. It was great and absolutely perfect. Among other stops, we were less than a week ago in Vancouver. This city surrounded by nature seduced me rather. Unfortunately, the day originally scheduled Friday shopping had to be cut short because of the pouring rain and I could not visit the pretty woolen stores that I had spotted … But Saturday, after depositing our luggage at the station Pacific Central, we had an afternoon of beating, a perfect time to go out and meet SweetGeorgia Yarn .
After a long bus ride, we arrive at the studio, the company premises are located south of Vancouver, in an industrial area, surrounded by cement factories, wood and many workshops. When I push the door of the studio SweetGeorgia, I’m entitled to an explosion of colors. The colorful skeins hung around me or in lockers meet the pink wall fuchsia that leads to the workshop, I already want to rob the shop!
Ginny, who welcomes us, is adorable and invites us to visit the workshop. It’s the end of the day, and here the pots are out of the fire, the colored threads dry on the clotheslines and piles of packets of skeins are ready to go. The large unloading door is open and allows the sun to enter the premises. We talk a little bit, SweetGeorgia, founded by Felicia Lo, is a company of about ten people. Sold all over the world, their merino yarns, silk or cashmere, come mainly from North America and are tinted here by hand.
The variety of color shades is incredible and all more vibrant than the others. The displays of patterns of shawls knitted in different threads of bright colors leave me dreamy. I have a hard time deciding on my purchase. I am limited by the size of my backpack and can only afford one skein. I fall for a tinge of their old collections, named River. The colors represent so much the landscapes of my trip, it will be a beautiful memory of holidays.
To finish a small selection of photos of Vancouver, click to open the slideshow 🙂