Oh Batty, How Many Ways Shall I Spin Thee?

Oh Batty, How Many Ways Shall I Spin Thee?

x Bookmark Right on the heels of our newest online course “Dymanic Colour Blending: Carding” which covers a range of ways to card fiber into batts and rolags, here is a post that’s going to help you spin up your lovely lofty fibres and continue the colour management learned through the course. If you haven’t done the course yet you can still use these ideas! During the five videos I created for the course, and also given as exercises in

Tour de Fleece 2018

Tour de Fleece 2018

x Bookmark Hiya everyone, Next month starts one of my absolute favorite only fibery events Tour de Fleece! For anyone who may not be aware of this event it’s a super fun one that takes place online mostly on Ravelry and in some Facebook groups as well as offline through spinning guilds and groups of friends. This event was named after Tour de France an annual multiple stage bicycle event help in France over the course of three weeks in

Balancing Fiber Biz and Fiber Arts

Balancing Fiber Biz and Fiber Arts

x Bookmark A blogpost brought to you by Christiane Knight of Three Ravens Fiber! (Fiberygoodness Artist in Residence) “She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them” – Beau Taplin Hello, my friends. Today, I’m going to tell you all about Good Intentions and the Roads that they pave. *grin* The phrase I’ve been using lately is “life is getting in the way.” Not as an excuse, because it just

Entering Your Handspun into the Fair

x Bookmark As a kid one of the things I always looked forward to during the summer was the local county 4-H Fair(local county/state fair organization in the US). I’d spend the year prior to the event working on various projects to enter into the 4-H Fair. None of these were fiber arts related though as I wasn’t quite into that yet. I had a lot of fun and I remember learning a lot. After I grew out of the

Single?

Single?

x Bookmark I have a dear friend here in New Zealand, and she happens to be involved in a subgroup of our National Spinners and Weavers Guild (Creative Fibre NZ). Now Angela is one of those people who is always coming up with awesome ideas, and she loves to offer challenges, the lastest one is ‘we’ (as in everyone she can catch for 2 seconds) must spin a single to contribute to the collection of samples that Angela is building,

St. Distaff’s Day

x Bookmark As the year is quickly approaching its end, we all reflect upon what the New Year has in store for us. One of the first things I eagerly look forward to is St. Distaff’s day(also known as Rock Day), a holiday for all of us spinners! This special day during Medieval times was the first day after the twelve days of Christmas, the 7th day of January. This marked the time when women would return to work, resuming

Introducing…!

x Bookmark 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

The S3 Goodness!

x Bookmark Oh my! I can’t tell you how much Arlene and I have been enjoying the postings from the S3 (Sketch Spin Scribe) students over these last weeks.. WOW! What wonderful spin experiences people have been sharing, and really stunning yarns, and they keep coming! When Arlene and I developed the Journey to the Golden Fleece course, our focus was on developing creativity, helping people get out of a spinning rut and opening up possibilities through a journey of discovery.

Spin to Ply

x Bookmark 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

Entering the World of FiberyGoodness

Entering the World of FiberyGoodness

x Bookmark Monday afternoon progress report! Arlene is in San Francisco, pretty much exactly where I would like to be right now too! We currently have storm conditions in the Netherlands, while I am absolutely positive that Arlene is swanning around SF under clear sunshiny blue skies, listening to tram bells and enjoying some good food (Rice A Roni!!!) and, you know, sparkling waters over the bay stuff… So it’s just me (Suzy) posting today,  left here in the cold

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