Founder of Fiberygoodness.com and Author and Co-Author of Fiberygoodness courses, from Journey to the Golden Fleece to Dynamic Colour; Carding, and Combs and Hackles, I have been immersed in fiber and education for many years. I also have a great love of words, images, and sharing of ideas. the tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine is an exciting step towards doing more of all those things!
Since we began with Fiberygoodness I have really honed in and developed a solid approach to the art of spinning and yarn making. My ideas about design are influenced by a belief that good design is a system of problem solving and innovation, and most importantly risk taking! I feel a deep connection to the process of yarn making, and have found that a mindful fiber art practice and an ‘in the moment’ approach to my work has really helped me gain a mastery of techniques and the confidence to share this with others.
Alongside owning and running Fiberygoodness and the tinyStudio Magazine, I am also assistant Editor to the Creative Fibre New Zealand Magazine, and I wrote and teach the Creative Fibre NZ ‘Designer Yarns Certificate’. Creative Fibre is the national spinners and weavers guild of New Zealand and I am honoured to have these roles within this amazing organisation!
I am also happy in my role working with Majacraft New Zealand on their Social Media and Communications, and sharing in the creative input towards new products and updates to existing tools. Majacraft make beautiful products for spinners and I love being part of the Majacraft family.
I have published several books, including ‘The Big Book of Fibery Rainbows: Working with Multicoloured Fiber’, ‘For the Love of Fiber’, and ‘tinyStudio Creative Life’. I have also had articles published in ‘Entangled Magazine’, the dutch fiber magazine ‘Vezel’, Spin Off, and ‘Ply Magazine’.
One of my main goals in all my fibery adventures is community, because spinning and fiber work are, and always have been, community activities. Through sharing and supporting the creativity of others we grow our craft! I am grateful to all those who take part in our Fiberygoodness community activities on our Facebook groups, and the support students give each other in our class groups.