As the world is slowing down and we are more and more confined to keep our families and communities safe, many of us are worrying about how we can remain connected with our friends, our fiber groups, and keep our creative lives positive. One of the very earliest goals we had for Fiberygoodness when we got started in 2013 was to be a connection point for people all around the world, understanding that not everyone has a social spinning group
Today I posted on our Facebook group about the anxiety I have been feeling as I get everything set up ready to move into adding print magazine issues to our subscription options for tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! I am at the stage where the numbers seem overwhelming, the financial commitment is daunting, and the usual self doubt nibbles away to undermine my confidence about being able to inspire enough people to subscribe to cover the print and distribution costs! eeeek!
First lets start with something festive! Actually, beyond the image above, I don’t know quite where to start, this year has been eventful! At the beginning of 2018 all I knew was that I had ideas, that the website needed updating and refreshing, and the vague feeling that in order to increase my creative time I needed to put my ideas about simplification and organisation into practice! Added to this the ongoing parenting involved in getting a ten year old
I need to start by saying this is a dream come true, creating the fibery magazine that I have always wanted to read! And after a very long time in the planning, our website is reignited and the very first issue is out with subscribers. I can breathe again 🙂 I am over the moon thrilled with how Issue One has come together, Evanita and I found such a variety of incredible artists who share beautiful insights into their processes
This week we have something a bit different for you, we decided to do a video blog to share what we are currently working on: WIPs and projects 🙂 Please grab a cuppa, your own WIP, and join us for a little while as we talk fiberygoodness 🙂
Time flies…I look up and it’s been a month already since we rolled out Sock School. It has been a complete thrill to see people making their first socks! I love to see the yarn combinations people put together and help them work through the techniques.
Arlene’s Notes: One of the great blessings of the partnership between Suzy and myself is the synergy of taking a germ of an idea, watering it with collaboration, and then watching it grow into something exciting. Our new book, “The Big Book of Fibery Rainbows” is a thrilling manifestation of this process. And, so with tremendous pride, with this blog post, we launch our first printed book!!! Read on to find out more… It has arrived, the BIG Book of
We have a big announcement today! The FiberyGoodness Majacraft e-store is open!! I am sure many of you know we have a history with Majacraft from right back at the very Fiberygoodness beginning. Together we designed and developed the Circular looms for the Golden Fleece course, looms which have become very popular indeed! We have loved seeing this craft take off and the development of the circle weaving Facebook Group too! And of course even before this Suzy (me!) had been happily
This week we have a new and exciting announcement to make, because once again our little team is expanding! We are super lucky to welcome on board the lovely Claire Des Bruyeres! Claire is now our French Connection, the oo in our la, the croissant with our coffee, our point of contact for all our treasured French speaking students! We are deeply grateful that Claire has made herself available to help us in this way, along with Jan and Evanita!
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