Member Update // New Blending Board Course + Troubleshooting Tapestry
Now Available // Blending Boards: From Rolags to Roving
As more and more spinners delve into fiber preparation for intentional spinning, the blending board is more popular than ever before. It’s space efficient, lightweight, and far less costly than investing in expensive blending tools and machinery. Best of all, with a little know-how and a few inexpensive gadgets from around the house, the blending board can help serve up far more than smooth and shiny rolags.
We’re super excited to share with you the latest course addition to the School, Blending Boards: From Rolags to Roving, taught be Debbie Held! The blending board can be your go-to fibre prep tool above all others, and a few inexpensive additions can take this simple tool to the next level.
In this comprehensive course, Debbie begins from how to choose or make a blending board, through to talking about the tools needed, loading fibres and making rolags and batts, creating texture batty bumps and much more!
Learn more at Blending Boards: From Rolags to Roving and join us in tapping unto the full potential of blending boards! All of the questions, chat and photos can be shared at the SOS forums.
New Article // Troubleshooting Tapestry
The third article in tapestry instructor Janna Maria Vallee’s series of posts helping new tapestry weavers find confidence in their work is now available at the School. Janna addresses questions she has seen her students ask… about troubleshooting, offering clarity, or helping out with a creative starting point. These articles hope to offer concrete advice that is actionable on the loom, and to provide detailed photos and illustrations where applicable.
In the latest article, Janna talks about weft tension in tapestry. Maintaining consistent weft tension with the use of bubbling is one of the most important aspects of tapestry weaving. Read the full article Troubleshooting Tapestry: Warps getting too close together or too far apart here at the School!
Live Office Hours // March
Our next Live Office Hours session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 25 at 10am PST. Save the date and 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 – view the archives (including January’s recently posted video) HERE!
If you have a fibre arts question you’d like Felicia to cover in this next Live Office Hours session, please send it in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sending in your questions!
Wishing you an enjoyable weekend exploring the fibre arts!