Join us to welcome Nanaimo-based hand dyer Catherine Knutsson of Small Bird Workshop to the Beehive Wool Shop!

Be the first to shop our new Beehive Exclusive line of hand-dyed, UK-sourced yarn. This yarn will launch in-store only on the day of the Pop-Up, with online availability to follow.

This yarn release will be accompanied by a new shawl design and kit. 

Catherine will also be showcasing her own yarn bases, typically only available through her online store or at fibre events, for a one-day only pop-up shop.

Beehive Wool Shop, 1700 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Saturday March 19th, 10am-5pm

small bird workshop logoAbout Small Bird Workshop


In her own words:

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 the Beehive are inspired by Catherine's passion for Canadian fibre and breed-specific wool, and we can't wait to share her talent (and gorgeous yarn) with our community.