Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weaving in the Round is all the rage these days. Check back for our class schedule!
Looking for a way to use up your Sari Ribbon Yarn scraps?
SPINNING SUPER TIPS from Majacraft
"Lead with your right "
Nope, not dance lessons today (and to be honest, if you saw my moves, you would be very grateful I was not handing out dance tips. I seem to be rather rhythmically challenged)
One of the things we are really proud of with our wheels is that you do NOT need to use your hands to get them started. You can be straight into your spinning without having to let go of your fiber. A little press with your foot and they are off. However, there is a trick!
Through clever and deliberate engineering, a bunch of testing, and possibly even a little luck, our wheels all start really easily . Here is the disclaimer before I tell you how to do though, it won't happen 100% of the time but it will be very close OK?
So here is what I do, make sure the right hand pedal is at the top of it's stroke when you stop. When you want to go again, simply lead with your right foot. A gentle press will get the wheel and flyer spinning in the forward/clockwise direction.
I find that with a bit of practice (like 15 minutes, not 3 weeks), the wheels can be started without my hands in any direction I choose. Give it a go if you were not already aware, see how it works for you.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Change the word man to fiber artist.
“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
― Nikola Tesla