Spinning fibre rolags by Debbie Held

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.

Spinning fibre rolags by Debbie Held

Spinning fibre rolags and Handspun by Debbie Held
Rolags and handspun by Debbie Held

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.

Tapestry weaving course taught by Janna Maria Vallee at the School of SweetGeorgia

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: felicia@sweetgeorgiayarns.com. Thank you for sending in your questions!

Wishing you an enjoyable weekend exploring the fibre arts!

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Live Office Hours // March 25, 2021

In this month’s Live Office Hours, Felicia talks about New Courses coming to SOS, How to Choose an Electric Cooktop, Silk Linen Dyeing Troubleshooting, How to Identify Yarn, How to Choose the Right Set for Weaving, tips to Spinning with an e-Spinner and much more!

Member Update // Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour Now Available!

Our latest SOS course, Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour taught by Felicia Lo Wong, is now available to all SOS Members! In this course, Felicia teaches how to develop a functional working understanding of colour so you can more confidently choose colours and colour combinations for your crafts. Today’s update also includes information about our new Spinning Mix-In sets available at the SweetGeorgia site, for fun colour play while working through our latest Blending Boards workshop with Debbie Held!