It’s been a week of reflection (and sleep… lots of sleep) after getting home from last weekend’s Escape with SweetGeorgia fibre arts retreat in Whistler. It was such an inspirational weekend and I feel so fortunate to have spent the weekend among the amazing support and excitement of these talented group of makers. I wasn’t prepared for the motivation I would also leave the retreat with – my mind is filled with new project ideas just waiting to begin.
Have you attended a fibre arts retreat before, or are you part of a local group that gathers together to meet and make? We’d love to hear a few of your favourite things about these gatherings, and how they may help inspire new projects or with learning a new skill or technique. And if weaving is one of them, we hope our latest course release will help you on your journey!
Now Available // Multishaft Weaving Basics
Ever since we began the School of SweetGeorgia, we have been waiting for the moment to share this topic… and the day is now here. Welcome to Multishaft Weaving Basics! In this first multishaft weaving course, Felicia will guide you through many aspects of weaving with a multishaft loom (both on a table and floor loom) such as how to dress a table loom and floor loom using the “back-to-front” method, weaving a sampler project and how to read a weaving draft.
Using the sampler as a reference, you will then design your own project and warp the loom a second time to make a handwoven cloth of your own design. Not to worry if you don’t have a floor loom, you can also use a table loom for the sampler project and final project. A minimum of 4-shafts is necessary for the sample weaving drafts we are working with.
Click here to begin Multishaft Weaving Basics today – we can’t wait to see your weaving samplers and projects! Be sure to post any progress photos on the forums for us to see, and don’t forget to ask any questions you have moving forward with your weaving goals.
Live Office Hours // November 2019
Reminder of our next Live Office Hours on Thursday, November 28 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: https://www.
Questions for Live Office Hours can be sent to Felicia at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sending in your questions!
Recent Student Works
Here’s what our students have been up to recently…
- Check out Diana’s beautiful tapestry project, using some of her beautiful leftover handspun yarn!
- Lynn has also caught the weaving bug with her first frame loom weaving project!
- Marilee dyed two beautiful hand-dyed skeins at the SweetGeorgia retreat. We can’t wait to see what they become!
Don’t forget to check out the forums to ask any questions and post your current WIPs – we love to see what you’re making! Be sure to also tag us @schoolofsweetgeorgia or #schoolofsweetgeorgia so we can find your latest projects and share them!
Wishing you a colourful weekend,