Crocheted cherry blossoms
Book Tour, Books, Speaking Engagements

Vancouver to Courtenay

Crocheted cherry blossoms
Photo caption: Cherry Blossom photo by Jeff Christenson

I have two free public events this week:

Tomorrow night I will be at the Roundhouse with Ann-Marie Metten and Lenore Rowntree discussing the Joy Kogawa House Cherry Blossom Project for the Vancouver Community Arts Council’s ‘Eco Arts Salon’ series.

This is a free event held from 7-9 pm. I will be showing some examples of yarn bombing and knit graffiti and we’ll also discuss the benefits and challenges of the cherry tree project. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks, we will bring the yarn.

Participants will get to knit or crochet some pink cherry blossoms from yarn (or pompoms if you’ve never knitted before!) to donate to Kogawa House’s fund-raising campaign.

On Saturday the 26th, I’ll be in the Comox Valley, aka my hometown, talking about subversive craft at the Courtenay Library from 2-3 pm. This event will be very special for me as both my grandmother and mother have worked most of their careers at this library, and I spend a few years there as a teenager learning the Dewy Decimal system after school. I’ll be discussing the artists in both my books and answering questions.

Both Hoopla and Yarn Bombing books will be available for sale and signing at both events. In the coming weeks I’ll also be at the Burnaby Public Library, Seattle’s Urban Uprising, and Vancouver’s One of a Kind show. See my events page for more details.

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