In the past year, I’ve been asking people about what they struggle with most in the fibre arts, and if you knit, spin, weave, or dye, or enjoy any combination of more than one craft, this will resonate with you. There is a unique challenge that affects people who love more than one craft. We want to make all the things, but there is only so much time, money, space, and resources to spread around. And so we get caught up, feeling overwhelmed and spread thin all the time, while simultaneously also feeling like we’re not getting anything done.
Does this sound familiar? It’s exhausting, and I know there is surely a different way of approaching our creative work in a way that feels more fulfilled, more satisfying, more rich and enjoyable.
In these lessons, I would like to lay out some strategies that I use to look at my time, money, space, energy, and focus, and how I can best distribute those resources amongst my goals to help me reach the deep satisfaction that crafting can bring.
Some of these strategies are simply tactical and other strategies are more like ways of thinking or managing your mental load. Creative work involves your mind as well as your heart, and so how we feel about things is extremely important. It’s not just about getting the garment made or the cloth woven or the shawl knitted… it’s more than simply reaching the destination in the most efficient way possible. It’s very much about savouring the entire process, feeling competent and confident, and then feeling joyful and pleased with the results. I hope you’ll find something in these pages that will help you achieve your crafty goals.
For any questions and to share your making adventures, come visit us in the learning plans in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
Happy December! Starting online soon, join us for our final Live Office Hours session of 2022!
Felicia will be live at our YouTube channel to chat with SOS members, answering fibre arts questions plus sharing the latest news from inside the School including what's coming soon, recent website updates plus a special livestream giveaway! The giveaway is only open to livestream attendees, so be sure to join in. Our Live Office Hours takes place today, December 1st at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET)!
Find the livestream link at our SOS Events Calendar »
If you can't make it, a replay of the session will be available in our Live Office Hours archive following the livestream. We'll see you soon!
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It's the final day to take advantage of our extended Black Friday weekend special gift!
For all SOS members, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop! With a selection of knit, crochet or weaving patterns to choose from, inspire your next project plans with these pattern savings (such as Ruth's @redearthdesignstuio beautiful Fireside Lace Set shown here!).
The code for the credit can be found at the SOS Resources page (direct link in IG bio), and is only available to redeem until the end of today, November 29th! …
Classes are so important to me to keep up with what is out there and to keep me inspired to #trynewthings. As a #deaf person, this can be challenging. I truly enjoy taking classes at #schoolofsweetgeorgia because their captions are fantastic and they also offer transcripts. I can spend more time on learning and refreshing my skills instead of struggling with trying to lip read and watch the actual instruction. #spinnersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #crochet #spindlespinning #weaving #dyersofinstagram #somuchmore #deaflife …
We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!
Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »
Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl
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4500 yards of Harrisville Shetland just arrived for a double weave blanket I’m planning on weaving in 2023 #sosweaving #schoolofsweetgeorgia A bit terrified of my upcoming project 😂😍 I better finish weaving the warp currently on my loom! …
Matchy-matchy, but not matchy-matchy… Handspun, handknit socks for our annual girls trip squad.
Handspun yarn is 1 ply Falkland Merino blend, 1 ply Falkland, 1 ply Icicle. Each ply has the braid or fibres separate by colour and spun as a gradient. Pattern is DRK Everyday Socks.
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Following many of our online live lectures and Zoom events, we share recordings at the SOS site so members who were unable to take part live can still join in and learn along with what was discussed during the meetup.
Now available for viewing, you can find the replay video of Laura Fry's Drafts and Drafting live lecture! Laura dives into the principles of learning how to read weaving drafts with plenty of practical tips to put into practice. For example, do you know why it’s important to read the introduction in your weaving books? Each author uses different looms, which means different tie-ups. Learn more about this and much more at Laura's fabulous lecture replay at the School–direct link in bio » …
Now live at the School, level up your crochet skills under the guidance of instructor Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup with our new Crochet Increases and Decreases course!
Following Charlotte's previous Crochet Basics course where we took the first steps in learning how to crochet, students will now learn new techniques for shaping crochet while practicing on eight different triangles and five mini shawls. Along with learning how to work increase and decrease crochet stitches, Charlotte will talk about choosing yarn, hook comparisons, plus help you with how to get gauge for the course projects. By the end, you'll have all of the skills needed to make the Yona Cowl pattern (shown here) which is included in the course.
Find more info and join in the crochet fun at the School! Direct link to the course page can be found at our IG bio »
#soscrochet #schoolofsweetgeorgia #crochetincreases #crochetdecreases #crochetcowl #crochetpattern #crochetworkshop #crochet #crochetersofinstagram …