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
Two months ago we released my very first course Outstanding Images. It’s been amazing following our students work and seeing them grow as photographers. Using the course book we’ve created and our private group each student is learning what to keep in mind while taking their photos and how they can continue to improve with each photo they take. I love getting to check the group daily to see what new photos are being posted, seeing each student grow, and
Its my turn to write a blogpost this week (Suzy), and I would like to share something with you about spinning, more specifically about plying. This is actually a document that we created to send out along with our first set of yarn recipe cards, and I think its useful for anyone who wants to ply once, twice, three times, even ten times.. if you want to add texture to your yarns, create unique combinations of colour and form, and
This might not be ‘strictly’ a tool tip, or perhaps its a tool tip that also doubles as a spin tip.. or maybe the other way around.. and if I carry on this way I will get myself as tangled as an autowrap around a delta orifice!
One of the dreams that Arlene and I have had, since the inception of FiberyGoodness, is that one day we would be in a position to offer a teaching platform for other fiber artists, be a kind of catalyst for the sharing of knowledge. We are extremely happy then to be in production right NOW for a brand new course with the amazing Natalie Redding of Namaste Farms! Natalie is a source of in depth knowledge about fleece, fiber, their
Firstly, remember a while back Arlene surprised me with a wonderful woven treat? (I am still glowing!) So now, with my impending trip to the US and the much looked forward to hang out with Arlene between workshops, I thought it a great time to return the favour. I took this off the loom today, and it just needs washing and fulling and then it gets packed for the big flight across the water. I can’t wait to hand this
One of the main areas of focus for Arlene and I during all our course development, is the idea of community and mutual support among fiber artists. In the context of our ‘Heroes Journey’, community is what we think of as our ‘crew’, the people who are willing to cast off with us and sail together into the unknown, ready to face whatever should befall us, back to back, shoulder to shoulder. I don’t believe that creativity thrives in isolation,