As we look for ways to keep our creative hands busy making to help calm and clear muddled minds, sometimes we might just also need a pause. Even if just a small pause to take in a moment around us and, from that, find new inspiration. Yesterday was a “brain fog” day for me. I tried to work but couldn’t keep focus. I tried knitting, yoga, cleaning, went in the garden… but it just didn’t feel like I could get anything done. The only thing that finally helped was… well, nothing! I just gave in to the fact the day would be what it was and spent time looking at photos of what everyone else has been productive in making instead!
It’s so impressive to see the community come together online and I’m so thankful for the inspiration it helps lend. Through our School of SweetGeorgia newsletter, social media postings, SOS community, vlog, website and other channels, we hope that we offer this same support to you. To let you know we’re here to help however we can, and offer moments of colourful inspiration to enjoy and bring light and positivity to your day.
Handwoven Colour Episode 2: Optical Mixing
In our ongoing Handwoven Colour series, we focus on working with colour and incorporating handpainted and hand-dyed yarns into our handwoven projects. The first episode focused on the Colour Gamp project, and our newly released second episode explores the magic of optical mixing and how colours placed next to each other will cause our eyes to mix and blend the colours together.
In this episode, Felicia works on the weaving of six different cotton towels. Woven using plain weave, a simple gradient is created in the warp by using a combination of six colours in the warp, then a rainbow of weft hues to create six completely different looks to the kitchen towels.
Click here for Handwoven Colour Episode 2: Optical Mixing! We look forward to also sharing our third episode with you soon on weaving a sock blank scarf! Please do share any questions, comments or chat about this episode HERE in the School of SweetGeorgia community forums.
School of SweetGeorgia News + Updates
If you’re currently not subscribed to the School of SweetGeorgia, or know of someone who would enjoy a membership to our online school, don’t miss our special promotion currently available. From now until the end of March, enjoy reduced membership prices to the School of SweetGeorgia! Click here to see our subscription plans and learn along with us about dyeing, spinning, weaving, tapestry, knitting and design!
The SOS website has also recently undergone a fresh new update to ensure all of our content remains easy to find for quick access to fibre arts learning. In our March live office hours video yesterday, Felicia walks you through these latest changes plus talks a bit about our new mobile app which we’re excited to launch soon. Click here to preview yesterday’s video!
Live Office Hours // April 2020
Our next Live Office Hours will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 10am PST. Please join us for a chat, updates from the school, and to get your fibre arts questions answered by Felicia. If you can’t make it, no worries as we always post the video on the SOS online library afterwards for all members to enjoy!
The easiest way to WATCH is to go to this permanent page on our website: schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/live/. If you would like to join the CHAT, you can catch us on YouTube when we are live OR visit us on Twitch. Either chat rooms should work!
Questions for Live Office Hours can be sent to Felicia at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Student Works
Here’s what SOS students have been making recently…
- Stephanie’s recently completed Symphony Shawl. It is absolutely stunning!
- Laura’s beautiful weave-in-progress project on her Ashford loom, using leftover local and Canadian yarns!
- We’ve loved following along Leigh-Anne’s learning plan for this year! Such amazing spinning, dyeing and knitting work she’s already completed!
- Plus all of the wonderful WIP projects which have been shared in our Spring Make-Along community club! Click here to visit the Spring MAL club, and we hope you join us in the make-along fun too!
Thank you for staying connected with us here. We hope you and your families and loved ones are staying healthy and safe,
Brigid + School of SweetGeorgia