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

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

Corinne’s Christmas Wreaths

Corinne’s Christmas Wreaths

It is getting closer to THAT time of the year, the time when we look to fairy lights, magical sparkle and gorgeous rich colour to festive up our environments. It is then my very big pleasure to share with you something very special from our guest blogger Corinne Milan from the UK. Corinne is a fantastic, inspirational fiber artist who’s creativity is clear as soon as you visit her Woolly Wizzard facebook page . I am honoured to be sharing Corinnes

‘Yarn Floating’ – Another way to use Art Yarn

‘Yarn Floating’ – Another way to use Art Yarn

The free Tutorial download link can be found at the bottom of the page! If you are like me, you probably have something of a wee stash of art yarns, and many of mine are also smallish quantities, made as demo’s during workshops, or as experiment samples, or even just using up the last of a particular fibre that I love. Usually I keep all these for weaving with, they tend to make my favourite weavings! But of course there

Fibery Goodies! Free Project to Spin and Wear!

Fibery Goodies! Free Project to Spin and Wear!

A little while ago we brought you the ebook on how to approach and spin Multi-Media fibers such as those found in the wonderful Namaste Farm ‘ScrapBoxes’ or collections of various different fibers from your stash. This week I would like to offer you an extra treat that sprung from that original offering, and this is free for a limited time! When we were working on the Multi Media book projects we (the contributors) were challenged to share our own

Big and Bulky!

Big and Bulky!

So here I am in a New Zealand summer, feeling the heat and enjoying the sunshine, very much aware of the vast climate difference others are experiencing in the northern hemisphere right now! Just a week or so ago I saw images of people ice skating in the streets of northern Holland, bringing back some very fond memories of playing in the snow and ice during the winters I was there. One of my big pleasures at the time was