The Juniper Shawl

The Juniper Shawl

Witchcraft or Coincidence..? In this blogpost we welcome back Ineke de Brouwer, of ‘Tricky Thread’ in the Netherlands, with a delightful follow-up to her article in Issue 12 in which we featured her stunning ‘Juniper’ Shawl. We love to share in these behind-the-scenes with artists, and it is inspirational to see how Ineke works through the ideas, themes, and constructions to create her gorgeous fibery artworks! The story behind the shawl by Ineke De Brouwer The moment I heard about

The story behind ‘Hasse Simonsdochter’: A city trip with a mannequin

The story behind ‘Hasse Simonsdochter’: A city trip with a mannequin

by Ineke De Brouwer We have a wonderful guest blogpost from Ineke de Brouwer to share with you this time, a follow on from the amazing article she wrote about one of her creative weavings for Issue 11 of tinyStudio magazine. The article featured the shawl that Ineke made, inspired by stories and places that have influenced her, and we wanted to share the background in more depth than we could fit into the magazine! Biggest thanks to Ineke for

New Spinner Apprenticeship Update

New Spinner Apprenticeship Update

We have an update for you from our spinning apprentice, Francoise Danoy. Over the last couple of months we have been meeting with Francoise every two weeks to review her spinning and sharing our knowledge . We have been amazed at how quickly she has picked up and run with all our tips and tricks! Here is her latest report! ————————— A few months ago, I was approached by Suzy of tinyStudio to be their recipient of their Artist in

Special Guest Ineke de Brouwer

Special Guest Ineke de Brouwer

The Making of ‘Nehalennia’ – or, The Disappearance of the Mannequin. Every once in a while we love to share a guest post from one of our wonderful tinyStudio Creative Life magazine contributors. This one takes you behind the scenes of the inspirational story shared in Issue 10 ( find it here!)by Ineke De Brouwer of the Netherlands. This post extends the story even further than in the magazine article, and it was too good not to share 🙂 We

Issue 9 has landed!

Issue 9 has landed!

I am very proud to bring you our November 2020 Issue of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine! This has been a crazy month, and I would like to thank Evanita for her support in getting through it, and we did it on time as well! And also a big thank you to Anne for her excellent editing 🙂 I think this is one of our best issues yet! Also a massive thank you to our wonderful Sponsors – Majacraft! We couldn’t

Hand carding with Majacraft

Hand carding with Majacraft

On some of my more recent tinyStudio TV Episodes (sent out to all our lovely magazine subscribers) and also on my YouTube channel, I have been showing my use of the Majacraft Hand Cards and the resulting yarns I have spun after my fleece carding experiments! This post is my review of the Majacraft 96tpi handcards! Being a Majacraft fan, of course I have had them since they came out, and at the time I was not heavily into hand

Call for Sponsors!

Call for Sponsors!

I would like to invite you (or maybe someone you know with a fab fiber business!) to become an important part of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! In case you haven’t met me yet, my name is Suzy Brown (aka Woolwench), and I am the owner and publisher of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! This is a publication I am extremely proud of, as with it, I have taken my big bodacious dream of a lifestyle magazine for fiber artists, and made

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

We were so happy with our Issue 8 release, and we had so much content we just couldn’t fit it all in! So we will be running a new series of Guest posts right here on the blog for everyone to enjoy! Today I would like to welcome Audrey Busby who wrote this fascinating article about the Shave ’em to Save ’em initiative. The preservation of rare sheep breeds is really important, as it bring us ongoing learning, a wider

New Purchase Option!

New Purchase Option!

Since the very beginning of tinyStudio, I have kept all our current issues available to subscribers only. We LOVE our subscribers, their support is what keeps us going from issue to issue, video podcast to video podcast 🙂 I want to be sure that our subscribers know just how much we appreciate that support. Over time, I decided it would be great to share the magazine to a wider audience, perhaps there were people out there who did not want

The Great Quarantine Bobbin Challenge!

The Great Quarantine Bobbin Challenge!

Did you catch up with our latest challenge? This is a four way challenge between Arlene Thayer, Christiane Knight, Melissa Yoder Ricks, and myself. It all started way back in the heady days of the SpinArtiste blog, Arlene (the Spin Artiste herself) would run the most fun bobbin challenges, a ‘can you spin this’ activity in which materials were selected and posted out, and the spinners would have to get really innovative in finding ways to put them together into