About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn how we managed to grow our business so fast.

Facebook

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcor.

Instagram

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcor.

youtube

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcor.

Hi! We’re Fiona and Amanda. Together we’re Knit Social, and we’ve been creating community knitting events in and around Vancouver BC since 2012.

We first met as young mothers at our co-op knitting group in 2011 and we’ve been knitting together ever since. We are both very passionate about knitting and fibre/textile arts, and sharing that passion with our local community and beyond is what keeps us producing events. Early on in our knitting careers, we recognized the immense talent in the Vancouver knitting community and made it our mission to create a space where this talent can thrive. That space includes both intimate events like retreats and large scale productions like Knit City Vancouver, and now Knit City Montreal! Producing these events is a mighty task for just the two of us, but with our loyal team of outstanding volunteers we are committed to keep producing the very best fibre festivals we can. Our goal is to always be improving on our events to make the experience continuously better for our attendees. We strive to keep growing and evolving to serve this amazing community for many more events in the future.

Code of Conduct // Diversity // Anti-Racism at Knit Social Events

In January 2019, a very important discussion on the lack of diversity, inclusion and representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People/Person(s) of Colour) in the knitting community began on Instagram. Frankly, the discussion was a major eye-opener for us as event organizers, and has had a profound impact on how we will be planning and organizing our events now and in the future. We pledge to do better, to actively seek out and amplify the talents of traditionally marginalized people (BIPOC, LGTBQ+) when hiring instructors and selecting vendors. Knit City Vancouver is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to making Knit City a safe and welcoming space, and we will not tolerate any behaviour that contradicts this commitment from vendors, sponsors, instructors, volunteers or attendees.