Weaving a Tāonga

Weaving a Tāonga

Guest Post by Pat Old Traditions around the use of kākahu / korowai.  It was said by Mary Zicafoose in the Spring issue of Fibre Art Now, 2017,  “That there are certain substances on this planet that carry, store, and record memory. One is natural fibre. Textiles are like holograms; both are dimensionally coded sources of information. They transmit their mystery and magic, generation after generation.”    A kākahu, or Māori cloak, possesses that mystery and the meaningful design components are the “coded source of information”. A cloak whose main design

A big change to tinyStudio in Print

A big change to tinyStudio in Print

Greetings to all! Welcome to a new year, which I hope will be creative, productive, and inspiring. I am here with some big tinyStudio news for 2022, which will herald some changes. This is quite a long post, but bear with me, there is important information for current print subscribers. I was originally prepared to start print production of tinyStudio magazine, following a very successful two years of digital publishing, back in 2020. As we all know, Covid arrived and

Daedalus – Fiberygoodness Spinners Apprenticeship Update!

Daedalus – Fiberygoodness Spinners Apprenticeship Update!

It is with great pleasure that we bring you this update from Franciose Danoy of Aroha Knits, who is working through our Fiberygoodness Spinner Apprenticeship, sponsored by the amazing Daedalus Spinning Wheels! Franciose has been learning about the different ways to spin, to create woolen or worsted yarns with short draws and longdraws. We also worked on plying and the many ways you can twist singles together. Franciose and the Daedalus Starling (Rosie) are a great match and have come

Issue 13 is Here!

Issue 13 is Here!

Subscribe to Digital | Already Digital Subscriber | Subscribe to Print  Or purchase as a single issue in our shop I am very proud to bring you Issue 13of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine! Publication date 28 November 2021 In Issue 13 you will find articles, colours, and inspirations along the theme of “oceans”. The ocean is always so invigorating and inspiring, the colours of the water at different times of day and in all kinds of weather, the sounds, the

Finding Your Style

With Nic White We are happy to bring you a peek into the fiber world of Nic, whose fiber dyeing and creative projects contain his unique sense of style and colour Yarn infatuation began with a simple visit to the local yarn store while staying with my grandmother in Prescott, Arizona. My whole life changed after walking through that door. There were more color combinations than I had ever imagined and the ability to create any shape or type of

A New Program at Fiberygoodness!

A New Program at Fiberygoodness!

We have something new to announce, and ‘new’ is the important word! Fiberygoodness has teamed up with our tinyStudio magazine sponsors Daedalus Spinning Wheels, and come up with a big bodacious plan 🙂 We would like to introduce you to the ‘New Spinner Apprenticeship’! Like many of us in the fiber world, our thoughts often turn to how we can help support our community and keep it active and vibrant, spreading the love for the ancient art of spinning and

tinySTUDIO Issue 11

tinySTUDIO Issue 11

We have just launched our eleventh issue of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! We are thrilled to bring you another packed and inspirational magazine. The underlying theme of this issue is ‘naturally beautiful’. I deliberately left this theme quite open, because it is a subject that could have many different interpretations, and indeed, throughout this issue, we will see many naturally beautiful things! I love that we all see beauty in our own unique ways and find our own expressions of

Going to Print Update

Going to Print Update

It is time to make hard decisions, I am sure I am not the only one faced with these at the moment. Over the last couple of months I have been working really hard to get us ready to go to print with our next tinyStudio Creative Life magazine issue. I have had each issue printed as a one off just for myself and Evanita, and it is an absolute thrill to get it in my hands. The drive to

tinyStudio Creative Life, Issue 4 is Live!

tinyStudio Creative Life, Issue 4 is Live!

  (Click the contents page to view larger) Release date 29 August 2019 This issue is now available to all current subscribers! The underlying focus of this issue is that of ‘Harmony’, something that I have found we are all looking for and enjoy in our lives. Of course in our fibery lives even more so, as spinning, knitting, weaving, stitching.. these hand crafts are frequently the actual source of the harmonies we create in our lives. Throughout this issue

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