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

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

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

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