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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

2018 Round-up

2018 Round-up

First lets start with something festive!  Actually, beyond the image above, I don’t know quite where to start, this year has been eventful! At the beginning of 2018 all I knew was that I had ideas, that the website needed updating and refreshing, and the vague feeling that in order to increase my creative time I needed to put my ideas about simplification and organisation into practice! Added to this the ongoing parenting involved in getting a ten year old

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

Seasonal Projects

I love it that we are such a global community here on Fiberygoodness, we have wonderful connections throughout Europe, the US, and here in the Southern Hemisphere too. It leads to an amazing diversity of experiences, fibers, and projects! At the moment here in New Zealand we are well into Autumn, the trees have very much turned and there is a chill in the air that makes me want to snuggle up in front of a blazing fire, watch old

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

‘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

Journey to the Golden Fleece, Departing soon with Scholarship Giveaway!

I can hear the call of the gulls, the slapping of the waves against the hull and the creak of the timbers as our ship is prepared for the exciting journey ahead. This is the time when anticipation can be tasted in the sea air, the time when adventure comes knocking and we can’t turn away, because we have done this before and we know what could happen… Yes this is to tell you that my wheel is stowed, my

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

Introducing…!

This week we have a new and exciting announcement to make, because once again our little team is expanding! We are super lucky to welcome on board the lovely Claire Des Bruyeres! Claire is now our French Connection, the oo in our la, the croissant with our coffee, our point of contact for all our treasured French speaking students! We are deeply grateful that Claire has made herself available to help us in this way, along with Jan and Evanita! 

But what do you do with it?

I am sure many of us art yarn spinners have heard the same thing.. its beautiful, but what do you do with it? Sometimes is not even so complimentary, statements such as ‘its unusable’ and ‘theres nothing you can make with that’, directed at a lovely lockspun yarn simply because its bulky, and theres 30 meters of it.. So here is my post today, some examples of a few things that you CAN do with art yarns, and these are