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New Year, New Goals

Felicia Lo Wong on Taking Back Friday vlog

Welcome to the first video of 2022! I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic today – I’m back at home, it’s a snow day and things are closed, and so I’m filming from home just like old times.

At the end of 2021, I feel like I had completely run out of that creative energy that you need in order to make these videos… to make content in order to make things. A lot of my energy was put into things that I couldn’t necessarily talk about or show, and I feel like I left 2021 rather abruptly. And now here we are. I’m looking at starting this new year and kind of reflecting back on the year that has happened; how things have evolved, how I have evolved, and wondering where 2022 will take us.

In today’s Taking Back Friday vlog, let’s talk about going after new goals, breaking free from intimidation and labels. Let’s just make things we love.

Thank you so much for coming here to this vlog space to hear me talk about making things! I love seeing your comments and hearing about what you’re making, what you’re knitting, and where you get your inspiration – I love having that interaction with you. I hope that you will be here in 2022 as we continue to make more things with colour + craft.

IN THIS EPISODE

  • what I mention in today’s video: Here are links to items shown in today’s vlog…
    • I talk about the topic of being a multicraftual maker. I’ve talked about this in a previous vlog post, as well as have a Multicraftual Maker online course at the School of SweetGeorgia where I lay out strategies to look at time, money, space, energy, and focus, and how you can best distribute those resources amongst your goals.
    • I mention the Guild of Canadian Weavers and their Master Weaver certificate testing program.
    • Our first Weaving Study Group at the School started just yesterday, studying weaving twills on 4-shaft looms. It takes place over the course of eight weeks, and you can join in anytime. I hope to see you there!
  • want to learn more about the fibre arts? I encourage you to come visit our online fibre arts course content and community at the School of SweetGeorgia (SOS)! You can use the code CRAFTWITHUS to begin a new 14-day trial with us for just $1. It’s a simple and risk-free way to see what the School is all about!
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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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4 thoughts on “New Year, New Goals

  1. Thanks, Felicia, for your wonderful vlog. I agree that it is inspiring to move forward into the new year with a plan, and The Guild of Canadian Weaver’s system is a great structure to build your learning on. And See One, Do One, Teach One is a proven method for building our knowledge and skills. I also get excited about sharing what I am learning, and having the feedback from others at the right time and building a community. I look forward to watching your progress.

  2. Susan Buckley says:

    I would prefer not to have all videos about weaving.

  3. Judy Mahoney says:

    I am in exactly the same space as you are in regard to weaving! For years, I crocheted and dabbled in knitting, did the quilt thing which led to focusing on handbags and wallets but back in 2012 or so discovered weaving, specifically rigid heddle weaving. I love the on-line community I found (Liz Gipson and her Yarnworker School!) and quickly added floor loom weaving to the mix. I’ve been taking the color courses and overshot classes with Tien Chui and Janet Dawson, belong to Jane Stafford’s online guild and enjoy them tremendously! I find myself,, however, looking for that same type of rigid heddle community in the floor loom world. Just how you described having people generally at the same level learning something new all at the same time. It’s why I had signed up for the twill gamp weavealong with you. I’m also in that space where I want to explore more fully the design aspect and am just making my first very tentative baby steps into that world as well. I’m retiring from my day job in a few months (clinical director and speech therapy department supervisor) and will, hopefully, have more time to focus on making cloth to make things! I would definitely be interested in a stand alone weaving YouTube channel when that could become a reality! I’m interested in all things fiber, but my happy place is currently in the weaving end

  4. Mari Paul says:

    I admire your discipline and passion for color and the fiber arts, Felicia.
    Having a more limited skill set, I need to take a more focused approach, and therefore would like to have a separate channel for knitting.

    thanks –

    mari

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