Balancing Fiber Biz and Fiber Arts

Balancing Fiber Biz and Fiber Arts

A blogpost brought to you by Christiane Knight of Three Ravens Fiber! (Fiberygoodness Artist in Residence) “She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them” – Beau Taplin Hello, my friends. Today, I’m going to tell you all about Good Intentions and the Roads that they pave. *grin* The phrase I’ve been using lately is “life is getting in the way.” Not as an excuse, because it just IS, you

Journey to the Golden Fleece Fiber Creativity Course

Journey to the Golden Fleece Fiber Creativity Course

The time has come for epic fibery adventures… Enrolments are now open! This is a very special announcement from Fiberygoodness, as it heralds a new Sailing for our flagship course – the Journey to the Golden Fleece! This course is completely online, self paced (although we have a schedule) and a wonderful chance to expand your creative fibery horizons along with your fellow crewmates! (Illustration from the Coursebook) What is special about the Journey to the Golden Fleece? This is

Art or Craft? Becoming a Yarn Virtuoso

Art or Craft? Becoming a Yarn Virtuoso

The following is a post I made a while ago on my Woolwench.com blog, and I am cross posting it here (with some extra details) because it is a subject that is important to me, and something i would also love to share a discussion of, either here or on our Fiberygoodness group page. What makes a yarn creation ‘art’ rather than ‘craft’? Is craft art? Is art crafted? I could go in circles over this for quite a while! But

Goals for the New Year

Goals for the New Year

It’s hard to believe we are wrapping up another year already! As we get close to the end of the year I like to gather all the projects I’ve done over the year and pile them up into a group photo. It helps me take in everything I’ve accomplished and also so I can think on what sort of goals I want for the New Year. I don’t like to make goals that are too hard set, it’s more like

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Firstly, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, from the deepest fiber of my stash, and with a big virtual hug, for your amazing support of Fiberygoodness over the course of 2017! In many ways it has been a tumultuous year, but it has also been an exciting one, with what feels like a consolidation of Fiberygoodness itself and where we are going with it. I will write more about this in the New Year

Home Made Hackle Tutorial: Ineke de Brouwer

Home Made Hackle Tutorial: Ineke de Brouwer

Tutorial home-made double row hackle A while ago we ran an Evolution challenge on making rolags in many different ways, it was awesome, lots of innovation and wonderful fibers! One of the people who contributed was Ineke de Brouwer, with rolags she had created on her own home made hackle. I thought it would be a great thing to know how to make your own hackle, and Ineke very kindly made this tutorial to share with us! This is a

Turkish Spindling Course and a New Evolution Project!

Turkish Spindling Course and a New Evolution Project!

This has been a fun week in Fiberygoodness land! We have launched a brand new Course Tutored by Evanita; and it has really inspired me! This is Evanita’s “Spinning with Turkish Spindles: Singles to Plying” online course. It is wonderful, and has got me spinning away and making my first actual ‘yarn turtle’ on my Majacraft spindle. I mean, you cant fail to be inspired by Evanitas spinning.. The course is awesome, Evanita has created videos for demonstration of techniques,

Outstanding Images Student Feature

Outstanding Images Student Feature

Two months ago we released my very first course Outstanding Images. It’s been amazing following our students work and seeing them grow as photographers. Using the course book we’ve created and our private group each student is learning what to keep in mind while taking their photos and how they can continue to improve with each photo they take. I love getting to check the group daily to see what new photos are being posted, seeing each student grow, and

The Fiberygoodness Evolution Rolag Challenge!

The Fiberygoodness Evolution Rolag Challenge!

After our successful trials of our ‘Evolution’ projects, it was time to move it into our main group page and share the fun with even more people. So the challenge was begun! The instructions were as follows: Yes my fellow fibery gods and goddesses, this is a whole new world of rampant rolly rolags, fantastic fluffed up fiber, mixy mashups of mightyness! The rolag is our focus for the next three weeks. Are you up to the challenge!? Then read

Spinning Creativity and Skill building!

Spinning Creativity and Skill building!

This week I thought I would post about two things I think we all need as fiber artists; ‘creativity‘ and ‘skill‘. By skill I mean the ability to execute different techniques for spinning different yarns. When we start spinning the focus is very much on developing our skills, and this is exactly the focus required! We learn the techniques for spinning singles of varying thicknesses, and develop skills for judging the amount of twist in our yarns and the different

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