The YWCA here in Vancouver does some amazing work, and I was really excited when a friend of mine asked me if I could think of anyone in the arts/crafts industry to nominate for their annual Woman of Distinction Award.
Naturally, Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns came to mind, and earlier this week the YWCA announced that she's among the official nominees!
Here's what I wrote in the introduction to my nomination; it sums up why, even amongst more established, bigger-business nominees, I think Felicia should win:
Felicia Lo uses colour to make art and build community. She communicates her passion through yarn and fibre, inspiring countless crafters and artists to create. Over the last eight years, she has transformed her hobby into SweetGeorgia Yarns, a thriving small business that employs, mentors and inspires people from around Metro Vancouver and the world. Always generous with her knowledge and eager to pass on her skills, Felicia is a quiet but mighty force in the world of fibre arts and small business.