Get your free ad space in our free Directory for Fiber Artists

Get your free ad space in our free Directory for Fiber Artists

At tinyStudio we have been looking for ways to help support our community and especially those who have lost sales (and stash enhancement opportunities) as Fiber Events around the world are cancelled due to Covid-19 As one way we think we can help, we are creating a definitive directory of vendors: fiber producers and suppliers, yarn dyers, tool makers, and teachers. The goal is to get everyone listed in one place, as a resource for buyers to shop online. This

What We Can DO

What We Can DO

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

Getting Print Ready (steady.. go!)

Getting Print Ready (steady.. go!)

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!

tinyStudio Creative Life: Issue 6

tinyStudio Creative Life: Issue 6

Here I am back again, to announce the publication of Issue SIX of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! The time has sped by since our previous issue, but we have been super busy behind the scenes getting this issue ready to go. I know I say this every time, but every issue I am working on quickly becomes my favourite đŸ™‚ This one is no exception! The gentle focus or theme in this issue is ‘Conscious Crafting’, something that I think

Coming up with tinyStudio Creative Life: New Relationships!

Coming up with tinyStudio Creative Life: New Relationships!

We are starting something new and a little different with tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! You may have heard that 2020 IS the year we are going to paper print with our beloved magazine. I am hoping that this can happen as soon as Issue 7, and I will be opening up subscriptions in early March, I am very excited to be able to do this and the deeper I get into shaping this big move, the more I am certain

Issue 5 is GO!

Issue 5 is GO!

Issue Five is out now! The gentle focus or theme in this issue is ‘Of Nature’, and of course there is a whole lot of nature to be inspired by, enthused about, and to revel in! When I was planning this issue I was thinking of all the natural colours of wool and fibers, the ways nature inspires so many artists in their creativity and thinking. Then I dug down even deeper and started thinking about the ‘nature’ of who we

Fundamental Issues with Marketing

Fundamental Issues with Marketing

This is a post a little bit away from my usual, however there is this THING I have been grappling with for some months now, and I am finally starting to see the light! The THING is marketing. It is something I have always struggled with, I love to make things, to share things, I am hopeless at selling anything.. in fact my default behaviour usually ends up with me giving things away or seriously underpricing. It was a blessing

Spinning on a Budget

Spinning on a Budget

One of the things I love about the whole tinyStudio concept is one of the guiding principles behind it, which is that you do not need more than you actually NEED in order to be fulfilled as a spinner. The tinyStudio idea is not to bog yourself down in tools and giant stash, nor to feel held back because you do not have ALL the tools, when it seems like you’re ‘meant’ to have all the equipment to be a

Fiber Biz Success Tips: Getting Time on Your Side (plus Giveaway Winner)

Fiber Biz Success Tips:  Getting Time on Your Side (plus Giveaway Winner)

I don’t know one person who doesn’t struggle with the issue of finding time for everything they have to do, need to do, want to do.  I grew up in a mostly orderly environment — lots of routine.  Monday was wash day.  Tuesday was a day for housecleaning.  Wednesday was grocery shopping.  Dinner was at 5:20 PM every night.  My life is not like this now! For many of us, maybe even most of us, life is chaotic, often hectic

Branding for Fiber Artists

Branding… we hear about it all the time right? In some ways its kinda frowned upon, ‘branding’ is often viewed as something utterly commercial, you pay for the name on the product, buying into the image associated with the ‘brand’, which is often considered a bit, well, shallow, and a waste of money when you can get the same thing for half the price ‘without’ that well known logo on it.. Thats one side of branding. Serious commercialism. Major advertising