- ABOUT SARAH -
Sarah Grieve has always love to create and design new things!
Her love affair with all things crafty started when she was a wee child, learning to knit and crochet from her mother. Her mum, Margaret, taught her many valuable skills both crafty and not.
Sarah started selling original designs using her jewelry making skills to create one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry. Selling at local markets and through local boutiques, taught her at an early age that she wanted to design accessories and clothing.
When she was 15, she starting working at That Craft Store in Nelson, BC, where she learned many different crafts. Sarah became proficient at many arts and crafts eventually becoming a teacher for the store that she worked full time at.
In 2005, She entered the international Swarovski Crystal Cultural Fusion 2005 contest with a intricate beaded necklace design where she was chosen as one in 16 in the amature section. She was published in their book, "Swarovski Cultural Fusion 2005" and had her necklace on display at the Swarovski Cultural Fusion Gala in New York City.
After becoming the manager at That Craft Store, which she managed for 4 years, Sarah was asked to teach Pysanky - traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating at Touchstones Museum in Nelson, BC. Later, she decided to move to Calgary, AB to pursue new opportunities. While in Calgary, she worked for Gina Brown's Fine Yarn & Needlecraft where she was the main teacher responsible for teaching numerous classes.
A Sarah Grieve Production was created as a way to focus her creativity and for her fun, trendy patterns to have a home.
Teaching & Courses
Sarah loves working with Local Yarn Stores (LYS's) passing along her skills by providing courses to help inspire and encourage growth in fibre arts students. Some of the things that Sarah taught (and continues to teach) are:
Knitting: Beginner Knitting, Knitting Lace, Socks 101, Toe-Up Magic Loop Socks,Two Socks on Two Circulars, Chunky Sockettes, Top Down Baby Sweaters, Mobius Cowls, Pick Your Project, Sock Monkeys, Cowachin Style Sweaters, Fix Your Mistakes, Multi Colored Flap Hat, Fingerless Mittens, Flowered Baby Headbands, Entrelac, Beginner Crochet, Tunisian Crochet, Symbol Crochet, Crochet in the Round.
Fibre: Felting 101, Dyeing Fiber, Felting Dryer Balls, Felted Critters, Felted Christmas Ornaments
Glass: Stained Glass, Stained Glass Stepping Stones, Lamp Worked Beads, Mosaics, One of a kind Flower Pots, Beginner Snowflakes
Jewellery: Beginner's Jewelry, Wire Jig Earrings & Pendants, Peyote Stitch, Working with Swarovski, Creating Stylish Earrings
Crafting: Ukrainian Pysanky - Traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating,Candle Making - Paraffin and Beeswax, Soap Making, Creating Cards for Every Occasion
If you would like her to teach at your store or event, please contact her at email@example.com.
Currently Sarah is working her way through the Adult Learning specializing in Workplace Learning through the University of Calgary and is enjoying it immensely.
Published Patterns & Collaborations
Sarah enjoys working with various yarn companies by creating patterns to promote their yarns:
Hemp for Knitting - Sarah's Crochet Scarf, Crochet Beanie, Kid's Crochet Crossover, Sarah's Crochet Tank
Done Roving Fiber Company - Mary's Cardi, The Bolete Beret, The Bolete Cowl, Freiburg - Fingerless Mittens
Universal Yarns - Aryshire - A Cabled Ponchette, Twined Together, Crystaline Shawlette, Solis - A Lacey Long Cowl
Petite Purls magazine published Ewan - a Sideways knit, cabled, little boys sweater. Next, her Ava Beret made the front cover of Petite Purls Issue 11 - Winter 2012. Check out Petite Purls for really sweet and fashionable patterns.
Sarah has also been published in the online magazine Knitcircus with a color work, sideways knit sweater, Winterside.
Cast On Magazine published her Sottosopra - Top Down Mittens pattern in Cast On, August-October 2012.
Recently she had her Bellisfaire Beanie come out in the Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World book from Storey Publishing.
Sarah completed the Technical Writing Program at Mount Royal University and enjoys the precise nature of technical editing. She has had an article published in the Society for Technical Writers Alberta Newsletter, SuperScript, "Technical Editing . . .and Knitting?" She is available for technical editing for knitting and crochet patterns, and articles. Please reach out to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitwear Repair is the arm of A Sarah Grieve Production that repairs sweaters and all types of fabric - knitted, crochet, woven or regular fabric. She has worked for cashmere clothing companies, retail clothing stores and for various knitting stores repairing items with virtually invisible results. See past notable repairs on the Knitwear Repair page.
Sarah also does a lot of custom knitting for people who want something handmade and unique. She has even worked with Travel Alberta by creating advertising props for their winter advertising campaign!
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