Member Update // Go Beyond the Basics of Dyeing

42301 Ergonomics of Dyeing Yarn

Happy August! We’re excited to be starting off the month with our newest course release… join us at the lesson launch over at Dyeing Large Amounts of Yarn, taught by Charlotte Lee!

In this course, we go beyond the basics of dyeing just one or two skeins and move up to dyeing eight skeins or more. However, our focus here goes further than just the quantity, as we address the ergonomics involved in dyeing larger amounts of yarn. Lifting heavy pots, repetitive movements, and joint pressure can cause immediate and long-term injuries.

42202SG Immersion dyed yarn blue

Charlotte will expertly guide us through these concerns and share valuable tips for dyeing in larger batches, addressing common questions frequently raised in our community forums, such as dye exhaustion and yarn bleeding. We are excited to start this journey with you! Remember, to also join us in the Community Forums.



Handspun Scraps, Rigid-Heddle Weave-Along
//  led by Debbie Held

Handspun yarn scrap weave-along led by Debbie Held

We’re excited to announce our first handspun scraps, rigid heddle weave-along (WAL)! We’ll be weaving November 1st–30th, and the weave-along itself will take place on the SweetGeorgia Discord channel. This WAL is perfect for anyone who’s been curious about using their handspun in weaving, but there are many more reasons to join in. Debbie Held will be there to offer support and encouragement, and will be weaving along, too! At the end of the month, we’ll gather on Zoom for an informal group show and tell.

Read Debbie’s post here »


In-Person Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop
//  taught by Amanda Wood

Handwoven cloth by Amanda Wood

Curious about learning to weave and want to learn in person? SOS weaving instructor Amanda Wood is hosting her first weaving workshop at her Vancouver studio! Taking place September 22nd and 23rd, learn how to weave cloth on a simple rigid-heddle loom in this workshop for beginners. Working with a neutral palette of silks, imported cotton and linen in a warm studio atmosphere you will weave beautiful, textural cloth in a choose your own adventure style.

Register for Amanda’s workshop here »



From our SOS Event Calendar

  • Co-Working Session with Charlotte: August 3, 7:30 PM PDT //
    Join Charlotte in the Zoom room and use the quiet, focused time to focus on your own projects.
  • Co-Working Session with Vikki: August 4, 1:00 PM PDT //
    Virtual co-crafting session with quiet, focused time for deep work. Join in the Zoom room and use the time to focus on your own projects.
  • Knit Meetup with Robyn: August 7, 10:00 AM PDT //
    Bring along any fibre craft project and come enjoy the fun chat on Zoom.
  • Learn to Spin Q&A with Kim: August 17, 11:00 AM PDT //
    Join instructor Kim McKenna and share your Spin-In Clinic course progress, ask any spinning questions, or simply enjoy a spinning crafternoon together.
  • Live Office Hours with Felicia: August 24, 10:00 AM PDT //
    Save the date for our August live session. If you have an SOS project or question you would like Felicia to include in the livestream, post them in advance here.

Wishing you a wonderful week of multicraftual making,
School of SweetGeorgia

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