Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gift-a-Long Design Tour of Canada: Prairie People of Sunny Alberta and Friendly Manitoba

Up next on our photo tour of Canadian Design: Sunny Alberta! This is my home province, and  I am pleased to show off a few of my excellent neighbours. We also have one other representative from Canada's Prairie People, and she resides in Friendly Manitoba. Sadly, Saskatchewan does not appear to have a participating designer this year, though if I am wrong about this, please let me know!

Please note that this list may not be exhaustive; it's a big event, and I may have missed someone, particularly if they did not pin themselves to the event map that you can check out in the Gift-a-Long group.

So, here are a few excellent designers you should know about if you don't already from Alberta, plus one from Manitoba. This is just a small sampling of designs, so please follow the links to see more of their work and to purchase patterns:

Fellow Edmontonian, Kelly G.

Cèlidh Fingerless Gloves © Kelly G.

Pillars of Creation © Kelly G.

Inis Oírr © Kelly G.

Heather Pfeifer

Puddle Jumper Cardigan © Heather Pfeifer

Odal Socks © AmethystKnits / Lyle Aspinall

Triquetra Mittens © klwillia

Jenny Wiebe

Oh Christmas Tree © VANGY Knits

Elwood © VANGY Knits

Jasper © VANGY Knits

Kate Bostwick (OK, I know she is living in London, but she was living in Calgary, aka Cowtown, when I met her!)

Lambton Panes © Kate Bostwick

Stripy Ziggy Stripy Zaggy © Kate Bostwick

They're Paisley! © Kate Bostwick

and, representing Manitoba, Sarah Schira

Crossed Furrows Hat © Sarah Schira

Wired Fingerless Mittens © Sarah Schira

Travelling Landscapes Shawl © Sandra Schira

Next up: The Northwest Territories!

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