Rating: 4/5 Audience: Intermediate Spinners Judith McKenzie is, no doubt, one of the greats when it comes to writing about fiber arts and spinning. The Intentional Spinner lives up to her reputation. She offers a detailed overview of many spinning concepts broken into two parts; a section about the nature of fibers and a section about technique. She approaches
During 2017, a colleague and I have been working on a fabric art book inspired in part by Louise Bourgeois’s work. Bourgeois is probably best known for her giant metal spider sculptures, but she also did a series of fabric books. There is a beautifully executed children’s picture book called Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of
Greetings, friends and welcome as I launch my new website! If you have found your way here, you may be familiar with me from my Ravelry, Twitch, Etsy, or my other social media presence. Creating a website will give me an opportunity to gather all of those outlets into one location and will act as
3 hour class (half day)20 student max You’ve mastered the basic two-ply yarn. Now it’s time to jazz up your weaving and knitting. In this intermediate class, we will learn to create crepe, cabled and coiled yarns and see how these techniques can be used together to bring texture into your yarn. Students should bring
1-3 hour presentation50 student max The first question I always hear is “How do I get people/customers to come to my website/Ravelry group/Facebook page?” What we need to ask is “Where is my audience?” and we need to engage them where they are. This is a discussion on developing online communities through the use of
3 hour class (half day)20 student max If you have cold feet about dyeing yarn and fiber… If you would love to create your own custom colorways… this is the class for you. In this class, we’ll start with food safe dyes you probably have in your own kitchen and move into professional acid dyes.
3 hour class (half day)20 student max Are you a passionate knitter ready to deepen your understanding of yarn? Have you woven your way to the end of your stash? In this class, you will learn to make your own yarn using a drop spindle. Create unique yarns you can’t buy in the store and