Oh Batty, How Many Ways Shall I Spin Thee?

Oh Batty, How Many Ways Shall I Spin Thee?

Right on the heels of our newest online course “Dymanic Colour Blending: Carding” which covers a range of ways to card fiber into batts and rolags, here is a post that’s going to help you spin up your lovely lofty fibres and continue the colour management learned through the course. If you haven’t done the course yet you can still use these ideas! During the five videos I created for the course, and also given as exercises in the workbook

Seasonal Projects

I love it that we are such a global community here on Fiberygoodness, we have wonderful connections throughout Europe, the US, and here in the Southern Hemisphere too. It leads to an amazing diversity of experiences, fibers, and projects! At the moment here in New Zealand we are well into Autumn, the trees have very much turned and there is a chill in the air that makes me want to snuggle up in front of a blazing fire, watch old

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

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,

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

Courses New and Old (and even a giveaway!)

Courses New and Old (and even a giveaway!)

This has been a busy but rewarding few weeks at the Woolwench house! (and its wonderful to once again be able to say ‘Woolwench House’ because we are finally proper settled in our own place).  And now we are comfortable I have been working on some Fiberygoodness STUFF!  The first of which is a re-release of our popular Spinning Course “S3”: “Sketch Spin Scribe’. I love this particular course, it has elements of history, story telling, spinning, and book making

Journey to the Golden Fleece, Departing soon with Scholarship Giveaway!

I can hear the call of the gulls, the slapping of the waves against the hull and the creak of the timbers as our ship is prepared for the exciting journey ahead. This is the time when anticipation can be tasted in the sea air, the time when adventure comes knocking and we can’t turn away, because we have done this before and we know what could happen… Yes this is to tell you that my wheel is stowed, my

Big and Bulky!

Big and Bulky!

So here I am in a New Zealand summer, feeling the heat and enjoying the sunshine, very much aware of the vast climate difference others are experiencing in the northern hemisphere right now! Just a week or so ago I saw images of people ice skating in the streets of northern Holland, bringing back some very fond memories of playing in the snow and ice during the winters I was there. One of my big pleasures at the time was

The S3 Goodness!

Oh my! I can’t tell you how much Arlene and I have been enjoying the postings from the S3 (Sketch Spin Scribe) students over these last weeks.. WOW! What wonderful spin experiences people have been sharing, and really stunning yarns, and they keep coming! When Arlene and I developed the Journey to the Golden Fleece course, our focus was on developing creativity, helping people get out of a spinning rut and opening up possibilities through a journey of discovery. It is

Our First Graduation Ceremony!

We had our first graduation ceremony for the participants in the Journey to the Golden Fleece last night and it was a so much fun! For those of us who could not join us for the live event, here is the recorded version. Here is the link to get the full PDF download of the portfolio of projects.  It includes a few last minute additions that we weren’t able to get into the live presentation on time so be sure

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