Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tanis Fiber Arts

I'm very excited to share another wonderful sponsor with you today.  I probably first clicked over to Tanis Fiber Arts when an ad caught my eye on Ravelry.   Not too long after that, Tanis wrote me an email letting me know she had knit up my Anthro-Style Plaited Headwrap- see?

Around the same time, Julie posted pictures of her Stripe Study Shawl done in Tanis Cashmere Sock.  With all of these online encounters, I knew a new knitterly friendship would soon be forming.  I started following Tanis' blog since she first contacted me and I have to admit that it has quickly become one of my favorites.  She posts often with beautiful projects and to share wonderful new colorways. 

Just last week I had purchased the Wispy Cardigan pattern.  A few days later, Tanis posted her Wispy Cardigan done in her own Silk yarn, Tidal colorway and I fell in love with the Wispy Cardigan all over again!

Tanis Fiber Arts is a small family run business started by Tanis Lavallee.  In its humble beginnings, you could find Tanis dying yarn in the kitchen of her apartment. She is now joined by her husband and mother, and have grown into a larger studio:

If you click on over to Tanis Fiber Arts, you can shop by color- take a look:

Have you ever seen a cooler yarn set up?  This was a recent  re-do to her online shop and whoever was in charge should get major kudos.  

New for 2011, Tanis has introduced the TFA Year in Colour Club.  Every other month, subscribers will receive a single skein of fingering weight yarn along with an exclusive pattern created just for that yarn.  The pattern designers are all-stars:  Tanis herself, Julie Crawford, Laura Chau, Glenna C.,  Patti Waters, and Kristen Kapur.

Although the first month of the club was January, it's not too late to jump on board. Previous months will be mailed in with your first package.  You can find prices and more details about the club here. 

How exciting to conclude another week with another fabulously talented knitter.  I love having the privilege to meet and highlight so many wonderful artists.  Make sure you hop on over to Tanis Fiber Arts and say 'hi'.  Here's where you can find more Tanis:

tanisfiberarts on Ravelry


  1. Ha! Glad you found Tanis too. I've bought a few of her kits over the years (Dipped Infinity Cowl, Fiddlehead Mittens and the more recent Four Seasons Hat) - her yarns are awesome for colorwork - and just finally got to see a big selection of her yarns in person during a trip to Toronto. The sight of them all together in person is overwhelming, I assure you!

    Now I'm working on a Scalene scarf in a couple colors of her DK weight.

    I just love how there always seem to be less than 6 degrees of separation between 2 knitters - either because we've been using the same yarns or knitting the same patterns, or both.

  2. I found Tanis when I was looking for some intersting patterns on Ravelry and also thought her yarns and patterns were amazing! There is so much talent out there for inspiration, for knitters like me who still have a ton to learn! It's wonderful to see the world of knitters coming together to support each other! There is no other business like it in the world. Love it!

  3. Nice! The Wispy Cardigan in that colorway is amazing...

  4. I absolutely adore their colors! And because they are from Montreal (where I live), I have a special place for them in my heart....funny enough I also just purchased the Whispy Cardigan pattern to make for myslef. My first project for me in.....oh a while! You have great sponsors!

  5. Tanis dyes some amazing yarn. I think about 50% of the yarn I buy is from her and not just because we've been longtime family friends. Her work amazes me and I love working with her yarn.

  6. Thank you for posting about Tanis Fiber Arts! Not only have I joined the yarn club (SO excited!), but I've bought the Spring and Summer 'Four Season Hat' kits and yarn for the Prism shawl.