Member Update // Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns Now Available!

Nuances diz rolag fibre McKenna

We’re so happy to finally be able to share this fabulous new course with you! Join instructor Kim McKenna at Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns, teaching techniques to take your spinning to the next level and become a better spinner.

To spin better yarns you need to pay attention, be present and mindful while you work with the fibre at hand. Every single choice we make along the way, changes the character of our yarn and changes the character of our fabric. You want to know what you’re doing to it and how it affects the yarn, so you know what to expect when it comes to your knitting or weaving project.

Nuances distaff spin distaff fibre McKenna

Throughout this course, you will learn how to treat commercially prepared fibre with a soaking treatment, prepare carded rovings and rolags with a blending board, plying through rings, joining techniques and much more.

Join us at Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns! As with all SOS courses, you can ask questions and share your progress with us in the SOS community forums. We’d also love to see photos of your work – tag us on Instagram with #sosnuancestospinningbetteryarns and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Handpainted fibre colourways at SweetGeorgia Yarns

We’ve also made a new collection of colourways to be enjoyed while working through the new spinning course and study group content – shop the new handpainted fibres at the SweetGeorgia online shop! (Plus, don’t forget the discount code available to All-Access SOS members, listed here.)


Spinning Study Group // Week Two

Welcome to the week two topic of our SOS Spinning Study Group: Developing awareness, mindfulness while spinning and pre-soaking top!

Spinning Study group BFL silk Cornejo

Last week, we were all about calculating and sourcing the fibre we need for the project. This week, it’s more about finding the space and time for your spinning. We’ll also cover lessons from Kim’s new spinning course and spin pre-soaked and non pre-soaked commercial top, and then compare those results.

Read more at Greta’s week two update and then head over to the forum group and share your progress and your spinning set-up with us!


Back to School Special

Don’t miss our annual School of SweetGeorgia special, available until the end of September! Use the code: BACKTOSCHOOL2021 for 15% off our quarterly and annual memberships. It’s an excellent time to lock in savings for your fibre arts learning journey ahead. Find more info about the subscription plans available here!


Live Office Hours

Save the date for our September livestream, scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10am PDT. If you have a fibre arts question or a project you would like Felicia to include as part of the SOS show & tell, post your Live Office Hours questions and projects in advance!

And if you’re interested in checking out any of the previous month sessions, they are archived in our Live Office Hours library!

Wishing you a week filled with colour and creativity,
School of SweetGeorgia

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