Susie Gourlay

Profile PicI believe in using natural fibres and I am a big supporter of the wool industry. I am a handspinner, knitter, designer and wool judge. I specialize in handspun yarn and wool and design using the benefits of the particular fibre I am working with, to bring out its best qualities. I also love working with alpaca, silk, cotton, rabbit and goat fibres.

I have knit for fashion designers Riley Lawson in 2013 and Dean Renwick in 2015 for Sask Fashion Week.

I am co-creator of “All Things Wool” which is a movement to promote the value of wool among fibre workers and sheep producers. I teach fibre arts classes at Cindy-Rella’s in Regina and The Blue Rooster Studio in Pilot Butte. I am also one of the Team Leaders for Etsy SK and I work hard to promote makers and create a community in which they can strive.

I have been wool judging for 4 years now across all 3 prairie provinces. I love to learn and each fleece is different. I like seeing rare breeds up close and see the excitement of people interested in wool during a wool show. I am currently working on a book of patterns using different sheep breeds/wools to show what an amazing fibre it is. I dare you to tell me all wool is itchy!

CONTACT

Knit Natural
Facebook: Knit Natural
Twitter: @knitnatural

Memberships:
Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild
Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners Guild

 

Gallery / Retail Representation:
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB
Ram Wools Yarn Co-op, Winnipeg, MB
Field and Fable, Swift Current, SK