A New Journey Begins!

A New Journey Begins!

It is probably most fitting and serendipitous and really just a nice convening of time and place, but it has certainly worked out that both my transition back to New Zealand and the opening of enrolments for the next intake of participants in the Journey for the Golden Fleece course are taking place together. I think thats very cool 🙂 So here is something about the course first, and then I will share some sunshine and blue skies from home town NZ too 🙂 The course is running through our FiberyGoodness.com website (thats myself and Arlene of SpinArtiste). We both had a dream to create a fiberygoodness hub for a global community, learning, sharing, building cool stuff together… Our first and biggest offering so far is the Journey to the Golden Fleece Creativity Certificate Course. To date we have over 200 students participating in this journey, and as they are working through the 8 course modules they are creating the most amazing yarns! Take a browse through the Fiberygoodness Galleries to see the kind of incredible variations, combinations, and imaginative yarns that are being produced! The course itself is an 8 part, ten month course, in which participants will receive 8 module workbooks, each with a theme designed to enhance creativity through reflection, experimentation, and yarn design around concepts and experiences. We have had some truly wonderful feedback from participants who are finding it a great way to get out of their current creative rut, finding new ways of doing things and new ways of looking at their spinning. Some spinners have grabbed the chance to try out new techniques and materials, others have found that the coursework has helped them really find their own unique style and given them the chance to focus on what they really love about their art. We have a wonderful facebook group that is open to everyone, lots of inspiration and sharing there! We also have some participant only forums, and we send out weekly emails with updates, creativity prompts, module related ideas etc. Arlene and I are also available to help with techniques, ideas, and yarn troubleshooting.  We have made some very special connections with people during the course and are also enjoying the online spin sessions we are offering course participants to discuss the modules and spin together, its great to meet people face to face! We are now looking forward to our first group graduating, the time has gone by so fast! and we are about to release the final module! Graduates of the course receive a FiberyGoodness course Certificate, along with a wonderful wooden badge, custom made for us by Majacraft. Alumni also have lifelong access to the Members area of our...

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Circle Weaving Majacraft Loom Giveaway!

Circle Weaving Majacraft Loom Giveaway!

Here we are today with a special announcement! Hopefully you already know about the Circle loom and the Circle Weaving group we (Andrew Poad of Majacraft and I) set up on Facebook, its a really great community of creative people doing the most creative things! We made the group because, once the Circle Looms were made and we started using them, it quickly became obvious that there are way more possibilities for their use, and what can be made with them than we had even originally anticipated. If you haven’t seen it yet check out what everyone has been doing in the group, you will be amazed too! And one of the nicest things is the spirit of helpfulness and cooperation you will find there too, you can learn lots, and the sharing of tips and techniques is very open and inclusive, I am really enjoying being a part of that. So today we are announcing the winners of the ‘Warp Speed’ competition we have been running in the group. There are four Majacraft Mini Looms to be drawn! Warp Speed is a booklet that Andy and I put together with our new system for pattern making and warping instructions for the circular looms. We included a number of different patterns for people try out, and a template for making your own. You can get your copy of it from the Majacraft Website  if you havent found it yet! The entries for this competition have been absolutely stunning, inventive, creative, detailed, beautiful, and just simply gorgeous 🙂 We will be following up with a second booklet to feature them in and to share with you too! I would like to thank everyone who took part, I am deeply impressed with your creations 🙂 We are also announcing ONE MORE winner, someone who is watching the broadcast live (check the YouTube link below to get the countdown!), someone who has left a COMMENT ON THIS POST! Just say hi, thats all we need 🙂 The draw will be made live on Air today!! If you want to jump in and join the circular excitement, this could be just the thing to get you going, this extra draw is open to everyone, although we would love it if you join the Circle Weave Facebook group too of course! Comment below then watch the broadcast live on YouTube and see if you are a winner too!     ...

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