Special Edition in Print!

Special Edition in Print!

Firstly, I do hope you and your loved ones are safe and well in these difficult times. This is definitely the moment for us all to work together and support each other with kindness and generosity, to hopefully ease some of the anxiety and stress we are all facing. I hope that things tinyStudio are bringing you a little light, and some creative inspiration to help you through! Don’t forget in a recent post I shared my free and complete

tiny Hackle Studio – Free Workshop

tiny Hackle Studio – Free Workshop

Fun With Spikes! Here we go! We are all, in one way or another, finding our way through the global pandemic known as Covid-19. It has been an emotional roller coaster for many of us, and I feel this is a great time to bring you something to distract you from the stresses of lockdown and social distancing. This is something I began mid 2019 after being asked to teach at Majacraft Camp 2020. The theme was ‘Naturals’. Over the

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 🙂 This one is no exception! The gentle focus or theme in this issue is ‘Conscious Crafting’, something that I think

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

tinyStudio TV

tinyStudio TV

the tinyStudio Creative Life magazine is running along in leaps and bounds! We have had some incredible articles from a wide variety of global, talented, and ultra creative fiber artists, and the content continues to be rich and varied. In between issues, I am also busy creating the video podcasts that go with each issue! These ‘tinyStudio TV’ episodes come out every two weeks, and content varies. So far we have had a visit to a local farm at shearing

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

tinyStudio Creative Life, Issue 2 is Here!

tinyStudio Creative Life, Issue 2 is Here!

It is here! We have a shiny new Issue of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine available now to all Subscribers! This time we get behind the scenes with some amazing spinning wheel creators, we have some awesome hands on tutorials, and we have the thoughts and ideas of some extremely inspirational fiber artists. After the launch of issue One I was feeling anxious about being able to match the quality and depth of Issue One, but I very quickly saw that

tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine Giveaway!

tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine Giveaway!

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

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

Yarn Glazing: A Tutorial

Yarn Glazing: A Tutorial

Silk hankies, what to do with them?! This was a question I was asking myself back in 2013 when I first started wrapping textured yarns up in silk. My first experiments involved some eyelash yarn and a coil, you can read about it on the Majacraft blog, it was all started with a dream about cobwebs 🙂 https://www.majacraft.co.nz/?p=516 Since then I have continued to play around with materials and techniques to refine the process and see what else I could do