The Multicraftual Maker

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.

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!

Off my new 90cm saori loom this week- drop spindle spun rovings and yarn -mini skeins party of five- all purchased during my class at knitcity 2019 – big thank you to Prue for phone call assistance on set up dyeingtoweave sweetgeorgia #schoolofsweetgeorgia #sweetgeorgiayarns #saoriweaver #saoriweaving #saoriweaversofinstagram #handspinning #dropspindle #dropspinning #sgyspringmal

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To all the spinners out there, what resources did use to help learn to spin? ⁣

I have clearly fallen down the rabbit hole and I want to soak in all the information. I've Googled and YouTubed as much as I could and have also been binge watching spinning courses from schoolofsweetgeorgia , but I know there is still so much to learn!⁣

I have a tendency to throw myself 115% into anything new I try because I love to learn and I guess the same has happened here. So, any tips you can give me on how I can gain more knowledge are very appreciated! 😊

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Experimenting with ice dyeing on some white cotton double knit remnants from my mom's deep stash. dharmatradingco better black, fuschia red, turquoise, and lemon yellow. #fiberreactivedye #dharmatradingco #dyersofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia #icedye

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It’s been too long… back in my happy place now. Next blanket on the loom… gradient sock blank in “Lighthouse” for weft. This is rosepath threading and broken twill treadling. That gradual colour shift is so satisfying.

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Over the past couple of years, we've been exploring socks in the Wool n' Spinning Patreon community. Now, I've compiled all that work in a downloadable ebook! To check out this special offer through December, please head on over to Patreon and have a look! I hope you enjoy reading and watching all the content we created over the past number of months — it was fun to go back and look through it all. Links for Patreon in profile!
*** #woolnspinning #spinning #igyarnspinners #wheelspinning #spinnersofinstagram #yarnmaker #makingyarn #handmade #handspinning #handspun #handspunyarn #useyourhandspun #socks #sockknitter #handspunsocks #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spintoknitsocks

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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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