Join us to welcome Comox Valley-based hand dyer Catherine Knutsson of Small Bird Workshop back to the Beehive Wool Shop!
Last March, Beehive hosted a pop-up with Vancouver Island dyer Catherine Knutsson of The Small Bird Workshop. We also launched Dunlin, our exclusive yarn from Small Bird, and the Honeycomb Shawl that Catherine designed just for us. More recently, we also started carrying Bunting DK from The Small Bird Workshop.
In honour of the one-year anniversary of our collaboration with Catherine, we are celebrating Dunlin and Bunting and announcing our up-coming pop-up where Catherine will bring her beautiful yarns to the shop for a day.
Catherine has designed two brand new shawl patterns for Bunting which will be showcased at our pop-up, each a simple yet striking shawl with a texture twist!
Beehive Wool Shop, 1700 Douglas St, Victoria BC Saturday April 22nd, 10am-5pm
The Small Bird Workshop is the brain-child of Catherine Knutsson, proprietress and purveyor of wool. Catherine is an experienced knitter, spinner, hand dyer, and a very new weaver. She loves sharing her love of fibre and wool with others, and is passionate about ethically sourced fibre and wool.
Catherine is a third-generation Vancouver Islander, and a member of both the Bradley Thursday Spinners and the Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild. In the past, she has worked as both a classical singer and pianist and taught both singing and piano for many years. When she isn't working with wool and fibre, Catherine spends as much time as she can with her husband (frequently referred to as "The Mikel" or "The Kilted Wonder"), her three cats, and is often found hiking, training for half-marathons, or digging in the garden.
Catherine is a registered member of the Métis Nation British Columbia and the Mid-Island Métis Nation.
We at theBeehiveare inspired by Catherine's passion for Canadian fibre and breed-specific wool, and we can't wait to once again share her talent (and gorgeous yarn) with our community.