Each week, Felicia comes to the Taking Back Friday space to talk about something to do with the fibre arts and the importance of making time to make things. Shared in the video episodes are all the latest things she and SweetGeorgia are doing in the world of knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving.
For the last vlog episode of the year, we’d like to try something different… let’s go LIVE for our final Taking Back Friday of 2021!
Join Felicia on Friday, December 17th at 10am PST (1pm EST) for a livestream edition of Taking Back Friday! Bring your knitting or whatever you’re working on and sit for a casual chat and catch up before the end of the year. We hope to also see you over in the YouTube live chat!
If you can’t make it, don’t worry as the replay will be available to watch following the end of the livestream.
UPDATE: You can watch the Taking Back Friday replay above plus show notes have been added below including helpful links to items from the vlog. As mentioned in the video, I’m curious about what you’re interested in learning next year? I would also love to know if you like the live format for our Taking Back Friday videos? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Thank you so much to everyone for joining in our first Taking Back Friday LIVE! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and I will see you in the new year!
IN THIS EPISODE:
what I mention in today’s video: Here are links to items shown and discussed in today’s vlog episode:
- The first handwoven colour and weave gamp sample shown is by Amanda Wood, made for the filming of Amanda’s Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle course, coming to the School of SweetGeorgia in the new year (end of January, 2022). Yarn used in the sample is Gist Beam 3/2 Organic Cotton. Amanda also teaches the Clasped Warp & Weft on Rigid Heddle course at the SOS site.
- At the School, we have a Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts starting January 6, 2022. Then in the summer, we are planning for a study group using rigid heddle looms. Also coming out next year close to the summer is the recently filmed Eco-Printing with Natural Dyes course taught by Caitlin ffrench. You can find Caitlin’s other natural dyeing classes among the dyeing courses here.
- Shown in the video are two alpaca yarns: Gist Ode Alpaca yarn and Fyberspates Cunulus alpaca and silk blend. Also the Finnish Tukuwool DK and Fingering yarns which would be great for sweater knitting and colourwork projects.
- Knitting, spinning and weaving tools mentioned: Weaving Right Angle Tool (available on our site soon), SweetGeorgia Spinning Gauge, SweetGeorgia Needle Gauges and the Harrisville Brass Threading/Sley Hook which is very comfortable to hold.
- Books mentioned: The Intentional Weaver by Laura Fry plus Laine knitting pattern publications, with 52 Weeks of Socks shown in the video.
- The Canadian fibre & textile arts magazine, Digits & Threads, published by Kate Atherley and Kim Werker, recently released the Bespoke Cardigan knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh. It is knit using our SweetGeorgia Superwash DK yarn. This pattern is a gender and size inclusive design, and I encourage you to check out the pattern and the story and intention behind the design.
- Knitter’s Delight mini-skein set which includes a sampling of five different SweetGeorgia fingering-weight yarns, hand-dyed in a fun combination of colours.
- Using my handspun yarn, spun during our SOS Spinning Study Group in the fall, I am knitting the Nightshift by Andrea Mowry. I’d love to hear what your thought process was with mixing and blending the colours together if you’ve knit this pattern before.
- Watch the First Time at a Fleece Auction Taking Back Friday episode.
- I recently took a Double Rainbow online weaving class with Jennifer Moore, which teaches double weave techniques as shown in her Doubleweave Revised & Expanded book. We’ll be teaching more on double weaving at the School of SweetGeorgia next year.