It’s been pretty much exactly two years since we launched our own learning platform for the School of SweetGeorgia. Celebration time! Read on to hear about all the developments that have happened recently… and celebrate with a “back to school” special!
If you hadn’t heard, the School of SweetGeorgia is our online membership-based fibre arts school where we are building courses and community. Our focus is sharing our passion for the yarn and textile arts while creating new dyers, weavers, spinners, and knitters. In the years since we began this project, we have built an online video-based school that includes more than twenty courses and workshops with a team of excellent, knowledgeable, and practising artisans and instructors.
The School of SweetGeorgia is focused on creating educational content for the fibre arts specialty. The fibre arts includes more than knitting and crochet — it includes everything from the preparation of fibres for transformation into textiles as well as the dyeing of yarn, fabric, or fibre, the spinning of yarn, and the application of that yarn in knitting, crochet, weaving, and tapestry. It also involves exploring colour theory, visual design, as well as other creative skills including ideation, reflection, planning, and record keeping.
The Journey to Save Our Souls
Our goal for the School is to demonstrate how these crafts are not independent silos, but are interconnected and a continuum of practices.
The School of SweetGeorgia takes the letters of SOS and links them together into a new symbol that represents connection and participating in a continuous, circuitous journey. SOS is an internationally recognized code signal used to call for help. It is an abbreviation of “save our souls” and here is used to evoke how colour, craft, and making things can provide balm for the soul and sanctuary for our creative spirits. SOS also implies how we are here to provide help along the journey.
Introducing our brand new mobile app
It’s been over 9 months in the making, but finally after 55 revisions, we are excited to share with you the native mobile app that we have been working on all year. Now, you can get the School of SweetGeorgia content and community on your mobile device now! Our native mobile app is now available on iOS and Android.
Download the mobile app here:
Our School website has always been designed to be mobile-friendly, but now, if you would like to surf and watch the workshop content in a super quick and easy way, you can check out the mobile app and log in with your existing School of SweetGeorgia account. If you’d like to see more about how the app works, you can check out our mobile app video tour here:
Grow With Us
We are actively growing our membership and community for the School and would love to partner with fibre enthusiasts, craft influencers, and yarn shop owners who share our mission of bringing people joy through colour and craft. There are a few opportunities we’d like to share:
Become an Affiliate
We offer an affiliate program for shops to participate in. For each new paid subscriber that you refer to our School, we can offer a 20% commission of their subscription fees. To sign up for the affiliate program, simply sign up for an account on SOS and then go to the Affiliate Area to get your referral URL. Use this URL every time you mention our School or workshops in your social media and blog posts. Each new subscriber that registers via your unique link will contribute to your commissions balance. We pay out commissions on a quarterly basis, within fifteen days of the close of each quarter. See our complete Affiliate Terms of Service here »
Teach your Expertise
If you would like to join the teaching team to share your unique knowledge and skills in the fibre arts, we would love to hear from you. Please submit a proposal via the form here.
Suggest New Content
We are always looking for feedback and recommendations on courses and workshops to offer and instructors to feature. We welcome your suggestions about what we should build in the future as we continue to grow this School and Community into the best online learning platform for the fibre arts. Please reach out to Felicia Lo with comments, suggestions, and feedback by email here.
Back to School Special
September is always a time where I feel ready to learn something new! And in celebration of “back to school” time, we are offering 20% off new subscriptions as well as upgrades (from free to monthly, monthly to annual, etc.) for existing members. Simply enter the coupon code “BACKTOSCHOOL” and the discount will be automatically applied. This discount will allow you to lock in your 20% rate for as long as you continue to be an active member.
Looking forward to learning and growing with you! See you inside the School!
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