Founder & Creative Director
Felicia is a designer and entrepreneur, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Her lifelong passion for knitting, colour, and design led her to starting a blog in 2004. A year later, SweetGeorgia was founded at her dining room table with nothing more than three skeins of sock yarn for sale on Etsy. Since then, SweetGeorgia has become a way of life where work and play are inseparable. When she’s not playing with yarn, she’s chasing her two littles around with her Oranje-loving husband.
From the early morn to the evening song, Hubert could be seen either frolicking through the studio floor or, perched on his red chair in his corner lair, picking away at a little bit of this and a little bit that - all in the effort to keep the place humming. He is borderline OCD in organizing everything to make it just right (except his desk looks like it just got hit by a west coast storm) and he derives great pleasure from the sense of completion that comes from getting your orders filled and out on its way to you. When he himself makes it out of his SweetGeorgia burrow, you may find him enjoying one of the local scenic hiking trails with his family and friends.
Retail Operations Supervisor
Teresa joined SweetGeorgia in the summer of 2011 and since then she has had several different roles including studio assistant, dyer, production manager, bookkeeper, and now Retail Operations Supervisor. Working at SweetGeorgia allows her to spend more time with her little one while the older two are at school. The most challenging, yet also enjoyable part of her day is 4:00pm… when all three kids are together.
Design Director, Knitwear
Tabetha lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fiber! Even though raising a family keeps her busy enough, you'll find her passionately pursuing knitting, design, photography, writing, spinning, and editing in her spare time.
Sales & Marketing
Allison is a Canadian expat with a passion for knitting and the fibre arts. Located in London, she's thrilled to be introducing SweetGeorgia Yarns to yarn shops around the UK. Allison also freelances in marketing and communications for the knitting community at large and is one of the co-organisers of Yarn in the City, a London-based knitting-centric events company. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl.
Studio & Administrative Assistant
Misty can usually be found in the warm and colourful storefront at SweetGeorgia Yarns, and she's pretty sure it's the best seat in the house. She studied Cinema and Television at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Fashion at the Vancouver College of Art and Design. She knits, makes wigs, props and costumes, and has never met a craft she wasn't willing to try her hand at. She's a passionate soccer fan, loves reading, swimming and the art of storytelling, and believes a good day is any day she learns something new.
Precision Dyer & Shipping Assistant
David graduated from Vancouver Community College with 2 trade certificates one being in culinary and the other being in automotive painting. He started with SGY in 2012 as a packager, but he is now our main precision dyer. David is amazed at how the colours layer on the yarns and fibres and is always excited to see new colours be born each season.
Although David has tried his hands on knitting, he will choose playing games, fellowshipping with friends and looking at cars any day.
Assistant Production Manager
Charlotte was born in Taiwan. She came to Vancouver to study at the age of 15, and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2014. Ever since she attended a four-session crochet class in grade 9, she started her journey into the world of fibre. She is passionate in almost all kinds of fibre arts: from crocheting, knitting, to needle felting, to spinning and weaving! Initially, she was hired to be a precision dyer, but today Charlotte is the Assistant Production Manager at SweetGeorgia.
Precision Dyer & Studio Assistant
Mariana first contact with manual dyeing was in 1992, when she took a course in the ancient art of batik. What started as a hobby during high school years, ended up becoming the focus of her studies, followed by a full time career divided between studio work and teaching. Mariana has always been particular captivated by resist dyeing methods and throughout her career she used mainly batik and shibori to create and produce all her work.
Working as a precision dyer at SweetGeorgia, and handling fibers and colours all day, Mariana feels she is in the right place! Her twenty years of experience dyeing fabric has definitely contributed to her role in the company, yet it has been an exciting journey to learn about the differences and specificity for dyeing yarns.
Precision Dyer & Studio Assistant
Originally from Bataan, a peninsular province in the Philippines, Christian Vistan is a Filipino artist living and working in Vancouver. He is currently a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, pursuing a BFA and a minor in Curatorial Studies. With a keen interest in materiality, Christian is excited to be part of the SGY team, and to be working with new materials, such as yarns, fibres and dyes.
Though filled with love and passion, hand-dyeing yarn and fibre is an exacting, labour-intensive process that needs the hands of many. We’re a small but scrappy team committed to bringing light and joy to people’s lives through unapologetic colour. Meet the wonderful group of people who bring our colours and yarns to life.
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