The story behind ‘Hasse Simonsdochter’: A city trip with a mannequin

The story behind ‘Hasse Simonsdochter’: A city trip with a mannequin

by Ineke De Brouwer We have a wonderful guest blogpost from Ineke de Brouwer to share with you this time, a follow on from the amazing article she wrote about one of her creative weavings for Issue 11 of tinyStudio magazine. The article featured the shawl that Ineke made, inspired by stories and places that have influenced her, and we wanted to share the background in more depth than we could fit into the magazine! Biggest thanks to Ineke for

New Spinner Apprenticeship Update

New Spinner Apprenticeship Update

We have an update for you from our spinning apprentice, Francoise Danoy. Over the last couple of months we have been meeting with Francoise every two weeks to review her spinning and sharing our knowledge . We have been amazed at how quickly she has picked up and run with all our tips and tricks! Here is her latest report! ————————— A few months ago, I was approached by Suzy of tinyStudio to be their recipient of their Artist in

tinyStudio Creative Life magazine: Issue 10!

tinyStudio Creative Life magazine: Issue 10!

We have just released Issue 10, and we decided there was no better way to start a new year of tinyStudio Creative Life magazine than with a big splash of glorious colour! I just love this photo of Lissy, Rudi, and Christan of Lissy Cole Designs! Their zest for life and love of colour is so uplifting, and I am honoured and delighted to bring you a wonderful article about the work they do creating art with crochet, neon colours,

Coming up with tinyStudio Creative Life: New Relationships!

Coming up with tinyStudio Creative Life: New Relationships!

We are starting something new and a little different with tinyStudio Creative Life magazine! You may have heard that 2020 IS the year we are going to paper print with our beloved magazine. I am hoping that this can happen as soon as Issue 7, and I will be opening up subscriptions in early March, I am very excited to be able to do this and the deeper I get into shaping this big move, the more I am certain

Celebrating a Year of tinyStudio Magazine!

Celebrating a Year of tinyStudio Magazine!

It’s true! One whole year dedicated to publishing this awesome new fiber arts magazine! There are now FOUR issues published and this month marks the beginning, when I opened up subscriptions and started building the very first Issue 🙂  Since then Evanita and I have made loads of big changes to the website, streamlined it and added content. I have made LOTS of tinystudioTV episodes that now reside in the library for all subscribers too! The activity of finding just

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

Entering Your Handspun into the Fair

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 age group

Single?

Single?

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, and she

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