CELEBRATING COLOUR SINCE 2005
unapologetic colour and craft since 2005
FIBRE ARTS STUDIO, SCHOOL, AND SHOP IN VANCOUVER, CANADA
Making hand-dyed colour come alive. Passionate. Relentless. Unapologetic Colour. There is something impossibly alluring about hand-dyed yarns. Everything from the vibrance to the subtle nuances in shade and hue capture the heart as well as the imagination. Hand-dyed yarn has the feeling of being alive.
Founded in 2005 by Felicia Lo, SweetGeorgia Yarns is an artisan yarn company that is passionate about bringing you stunningly saturated colours, luxurious natural fibres and yarns of the highest quality.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we design and distribute an exclusive collection of hand-dyed knitting yarns and weaving yarns of fine merino wool, silk, mohair, and cashmere in every weight from lace and sock to sweater and chunky yarns. We offer our line of yarns and spinning fibres on our online shop and through our fine retailers worldwide.
More than 17 years has passed since I dyed my first skein of yarn at my dining room table. Today, our knitting yarns and spinning fibres are hand-dyed at our studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by an incredible team of passionate and skilled artisans.
Over the years, the things we collectively believe, practice, and value have converged and interwoven to become the fabric of “SweetGeorgia.” For many, SweetGeorgia has become synonymous with vibrant colour and luxury yarn. But for us, it’s about more than yarn. Our mission is to create light and joy through colour and craft.
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ENDLESS COMBINATIONS OF COLOUR, YARN, AND DESIGN
Make something that moves you. Transfixes you. Inspires and lifts you. Stitch by stitch, row by row, create something colourful for your family, your friends, or yourself. Share this passion for unapologetic colour and make something you love.
our core values
Over the years, the things we collectively believe, practice, and value have revealed themselves, and we find that our work is about more than simply making pretty colours.
Colour has the power to comfort and heal. Colour has the power to soothe or startle. Colour has the power to bring light and joy to life. Our goal is to inspire people to express themselves authentically and confidently through colour and craft.
Stitch by stitch, inch by inch, making anything with yarn is labour of love. The fibre arts takes a great dedication of time and energy, and you might spend a hundred hours with yarn flowing through your fingers before you finish your project. That’s why it is essential to us to source and make beautiful and exquisite yarns and products that last.
Whether it is creating dyeing workflows and processes that live up to our exacting standards, designing knitwear patterns, or answering the phone, we seek excellence in everything we do.
SweetGeorgia exists only because of the people it serves and the people that work in it. It is our aim to be a blessing to everyone we come in contact with, including customers, vendors, colleagues, and each other.
We are always growing, always striving, and always in a process of continual learning. Mastery of our crafts and knowledge requires us to constantly be developing our skills and abilities. This underlines a fundamental belief in a growth mindset and that each one of us is capable of learning and improvement.
how we live our values
Our work is a labour of love that requires dedication and persistence to achieve. We live by these principles which guide our behaviour and how we do our daily work.
We love what we do and lean in, even when the work is challenging or unglamorous. We approach every task and opportunity with optimism and enthusiasm.
We serve our customers, our community, and each other with patience, grace, and respect. In our interactions, we first listen with an open heart before offering a compassionate response. We are always seeking to be generous and kind to our community.
Through our actions and interactions, we create a vibrant, warm, and inclusive place to work where people can thrive and express their creative passions, regardless of age, colour, nationality, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We design and create products and services that inspire action — whether that is yarn or knitwear patterns or video tutorials. We must always be aiming for a higher standard of quality in everything we do and make. The question we’re always asking ourselves is “how could we do this better?”
We cultivate a flexible and agile mindset towards our work, never settling with “how it’s always been done”, so that we might shift or change as needed to thrive in this rapidly changing economy.
We recognize that good stewardship of our resources is essential to our future success and ability to exist. We are intentional, responsible, and thoughtful about the management of our financial, human, and environmental resources.
our code of conduct
SweetGeorgia Yarns (SGY) and the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS) are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We are an inclusive community with friends, fans, and members from a wide varieties of countries, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. Our common interest lies in the love and passion for all things fibre. The SweetGeorgia community is meant to be a welcoming, safe and fun community for everyone, and our most important rule is to treat each other with kindness and respect at all times. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all SweetGeorgia and School of SweetGeorgia spaces, including our Community Forums, Live Office Hours, Crafternoons, live Zoom meetings, Facebook groups, Instagram accounts, comment spaces, and chat rooms, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the SweetGeorgia and School of SweetGeorgia Team.
Some SweetGeorgia and School of SweetGeorgia spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
By using the SweetGeorgia and School of SweetGeorgia websites, you agree to following rules and guidelines:
We are working to create a space where everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group. Do not share the contents of private correspondence, nor share information about other SGY users or SOS members without their permission.
No adult language in avatars or in usernames. No nudity or graphic violence in avatars or other photos shared on the SGY or SOS site.
No sharing of unsolicited promotional private messages. Give more than you take in this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
Though filled with love and passion, hand-dyeing yarn and fibre is an exacting, labour-intensive process that needs the hands of many. From layering colours of dye to tying and tagging skeins of yarn, our team works to make things beautiful.
We’re a small but scrappy team committed to bringing light and joy to people’s lives through unapologetic colour. This is a hardworking team of heartfelt people who are passionate about food and friendship as well as knitting and yarn. You’ll find monthly foodie challenges in the studio lunchroom, summer bbqs, holiday dinners, staff knit-alongs, bubble tea breaks, and always lots of snacks. Meet the wonderful group of people who bring our colours and yarns to life.
While what we do and how we do it is quite specialized, we provide training and will work with you to develop your skills and grow your responsibilities with us. We believe in living our passions, continually learning, and tangibly impacting the lives of others. Check out our current available positions here and if you see one you are excited about, get in touch with us!