We talked about dyeing full skeins from samples, switching dye brands, dyeing very pale pastels, re-skeining yarns for photography, and developing style and aesthetics when it comes to photographing your hand-dyed yarnsContinue reading "Live Office Hours // April 24, 2019"
https://vimeo.com/317578035 In today’s Crafternoon Live, I demonstrate how I create visual mockups for colour in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Google Sheets. These are techniques that I use for project planning in both stranded colourwork knitting projects as well as weaving projects. Download the transcript for this video here » This content is only available […]Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // February 15, 2019"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/306495168 Here it is, in all it’s choppy glory! Thanks for watching today! This content is only available to current All-Access Members of the School of SweetGeorgia.Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // December 14, 2018"
In this Crafternoon session, we talked about seasonal colour, finding and modifying light sources for photograph, and I did a little weaving on my big mohair blanket project!Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // November 16, 2018"
In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate winding a 3-yard warp on a warping board to use in a handwoven blanket. If you have any questions about winding a warp on a warping board, feel free to ask here in the forums »Continue reading "Winding a Warp"
This the lecture portion of the dyeing workshop that I hosted at the SweetGeorgia Studios for Knit City 2018 on October 1, 2018.Continue reading "Creating Complex Colourways // October 1, 2018 at Knit City 2018"
Using a spin cycle of a washing machine to remove excess water, finding the most efficient way to wind mini-skeins, and dyeing very light colours on spinning fibre.Continue reading "Live Office Hours // September 2018"
During this Crafternoon, we did a spindle spinning demonstration showing drafting, plying, and how to wind onto the spindle shaft. We also started spinning a handpainted colourway using the fractal spinning colour technique.Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // September 14, 2018"
Today’s live office hours was a little different than usual since we tried a new platform for the video, slides, and chat. We did a little sneak peek of the Colour Mastery series as well as a walk-through of the new SOS site. Here’s what we talked about: Question 1 from Eve: ice dyeing and […]Continue reading "Live Office Hours // August 2018"
Measuring the angle of twist in your yarn is a wonderful way to ensure consistency in your handspun yarns. Download our twist gauge here to measure the twist in your singles and plied yarns.Continue reading "Twist Gauge"
A “raised increase” the least disruptive to the knitted stitches around it and if only a single raised increase is worked, it’s virtually invisible in a ground of stockinette stitch!Continue reading "Raised Increases"
Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Left Twist.Continue reading "Left Twist (Mock Cable)"
The technique of cabling without a cable needle is a sure way to speed up your stitch work, maintain your knitting speed a little better, and help you to fall in love with cablework all over again.Continue reading "Cables Without a Cable Needle"
This easy guide shows you exactly how to save a dropped stitch without any extra tools, crochet hooks, or anxiety. All you need is the knitting needles you are already working with.Continue reading "Saving a Dropped Stitch"
Think of pattern schematics as a blueprint of your project, a visual representation of what you are making long before you ever make it. This tutorial is going to walk you through exactly how to use it from start to finish.Continue reading "Understanding Pattern Schematics"
I know it’s been a bit quiet here lately, but it’s because I’ve been in “monk mode” and basically been locked down at my computer, working on the beta site for the new School of SweetGeorgia re-launch. I’ve been SO busy that I worked straight through the time I usually set aside to record and […]Continue reading "Crafternoon Live // July 20 2018"
Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Right Twist.Continue reading "Right Twist (Mock Cable)"
There are a variety of ways to join new yarn in the middle of a row (or anywhere, really), such as knitting-in or Russian joins. One technique is called the Wet-Splicing method.Continue reading "How to Wet-Splice Your Ends in Knitting"
The Elastic Bind Off is a fabulously stretchy edge that is perfect for lacy lace shawl edges where you need a lot of give. It’s also well suited for necklines, sock tops, and sleeve cuffs! The best part is how unbelievably simple it is!Continue reading "Elastic Bind Off"
Intarsia is a method of knitting with multiple colours, but only working with one at a time to create “blocks” of colour. In essence, you work a section of stitches with one colour, drop it, pick up the next colour and continue on your way.Continue reading "Two-Colour Intarsia"
https://vimeo.com/281011393 Today we talk about handpainting, oven temperatures, pH for dyeing, and more! This content is only available to Monthly and Annual Members of the School of SweetGeorgia or students who purchased “Dyeing Intentional Colour” or “Dyeing Complex Colour”.Continue reading "Live Office Hours // April 2018"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/278270054 This is our LIVE Office Hours for the “Dyeing Intentional Colour” course on the School of SweetGeorgia! In today’s session, we talked in-depth about dyeing 100% silk with acid dyes, dyeing with a low water immersion technique rather than layered immersion dyeing, and also about bleeding dyes. As well, we did a little preview […]Continue reading "Live Office Hours // February 2018"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/278270371 This is our LIVE Office Hours for the “Dyeing Intentional Colour” course on the School of SweetGeorgia! Today we talked about dyeing Angelina/Stellina fibre, dye auxiliary chemicals, drastic temperature changes, and a little bit of sock blank talk. This content is only available to Monthly and Annual Members of the School of SweetGeorgia or […]Continue reading "Live Office Hours // January 2018"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/278270227 Join us in November for the LIVE Office Hours for our “Dyeing Intentional Colour” course on the School of SweetGeorgia! If you have a question you’d like answered, send me an email at felicia [at] sweetgeorgiayarns [dot] com. See you soon! This content is only available to Monthly and Annual Members of the School […]Continue reading "Live Office Hours // November 2017"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/278269905 Thanks for joining us for our first ever LIVE Office Hours for our “Dyeing Intentional Colour” course on the School of SweetGeorgia! Today we answered three main questions, plus some questions from our viewers: 1) Can you reuse the exhausted water used to dye a previous batch. Do you have to neutralise it with […]Continue reading "Live Office Hours // October 2017"