As December is approaching, I feel everything around me slowly begin to get more festive. Holiday goods on the shelves weeks ago, and the trickling in of Christmas tunes now playing in shops. But even before noticing any of this, there was something about the pace of everyday life that felt amped up… that the hustle and bustle arrived before I noticed anything else holiday. Throughout what can easily become a busy season, we hope you’re able to carve out moments of time for yourself to learn and make. Whether it’s working on holiday gifts or trying a new technique to make something special for yourself, we’d love to see what you’re working on! Along with sharing on the SOS forums, tag us @schoolofsweetgeorgia or #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
Now Available // Spinning with Suspended Spindles with Diana Twiss
New on the School of SweetGeorgia website – if you’ve ever wanted to venture into the world of spinning, using suspended spindles is a great way to start. All you need is a spindle and some fibre to start creating beautiful handspun yarn to knit and weave with.
Our instructor for this workshop is Diana Twiss: a passionate fibre artist who has been spinning for 20 years. Throughout this course, Diana introduces us to the different kinds of spindles you can work with, including popular Turkish spindles, plying your handspun using a spindle, and how to finish your yarn so it can be used in your fibre arts projects!
Diana loves the art of hand spinning due to it’s portability and the beautiful conditioned yarn it produces. Please join Diana as she teaches you the basics of spinning with a suspended spindle! Click here to begin the course today!
New Mini Workshops // 2019 Holiday Gift Kits
If you have already received, or are planning to order any of our SweetGeorgia Yarns 2019 Holiday Gift Kits, we have some new mini workshop tutorials to help you while knitting either the Symphony or Gentle Tidings shawl kits. The techniques discussed in these tutorial videos can also be helpful for a variety of other knitting projects, so be sure to check them out!
- Symphony Mini Workshop // In this series of videos, Tabetha walks you through techniques such as knitting the lace and colour patterns all the way through to finishing and steam blocking your shawl.
- Gentle Tidings Mini Workshop // Watch online as Tabetha helps guide you through casting on, what to do when joining and changing to a new colour, as well as how to knit the mosaic knitting colourwork section.
We hope these mini workshop videos will help knitters of any level with knitting these colourful and cosy accessories this holiday season!
Live Office Hours // November 2019
Reminder that 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
See what SOS students have been making recently…
- We’re absolutely smitten with the beautiful colours used in Joy’s circle frame loom weaving, and love that it also incorporates some of her own handspun!
- See Charlotte’s weaving progress as she tests out Ashford’s Sampleit Rigid Heddle loom. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!
Don’t forget to check out the forums to ask any questions and post your current WIPs. We’ve done some re-organizing of forum topics to help make it easier to find where to share what you’re making!
Wishing you a cosy fibre-filled weekend,