Three Ravens Studio Holiday Gift Guide for Fiber Artists, 2018 edition!
I think that a large part of building community is making sure to bring your peers and community members along with you when you succeed, and to shine a light on the wonderful things they are creating and releasing into the world. I firmly believe in the idea that a rising tide lifts all boats, at least in the creative world. Sharing my little spotlight here on my blog will hopefully help those tides to rise for some of these amazing artisans, and therefore lift us all.
This post is part of my Small Business Everyday series, where I talk about what it’s like to be an artisan with a small business, and highlight some of our challenges and successes, then lift up some of the folks who inspire me and are making some of the best fibery creations out there.
This is a very different sort of publication for fiber artists. The tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine brings regular features designed to enhance a fibery life with projects, patterns, creative rituals, stories and articles, ideas for storage and decluttering, ways to reuse and recycle, articles on fiber producers who themselves adhere to conscious and caring processes. A subscription doesn’t just offer the quarterly e-mag, but also supplementary videos, livestreams, and exclusive content.
This is perfect for the fiber artist who is looking to pursue mindfulness or a sense of hygge through their art. I love the aesthetic that the Fiberygoodness crew are bringing to this publication and I recommend it wholeheartedly as a gift for anyone who wants to approach their art in a thoughtful and immersive way.
Flannel Cakes Fiber
Luscious fibers, gorgeous handspun yarn – what more could you ask for? Well, how about amazing customer service and supporting a really lovely artisan? Oh, and she’s got free shipping in her shop until December 11th. A perfect reason to shop here for presents or a little something for yourself!
Lee Meredith [Leethal]
I don’t buy patterns often – I usually work up my own basic designs when I can be bothered to knit. But I’ve been a fan of Lee’s patterns since I started knitting because they’re really fun and they keep you interested in the progress! She loves to work with fun textures and unexpected directions and color combos, and that is just what I like. Also, you can feel great about buying patterns from her for your Holiday knitting or to give to another, because during the month of Dec 2018, she will be donating half of all pattern sales to RAICES, a charity I wholeheartedly support.
Kama Suutra Fiber Arts
I’ve loved Rue’s delectable hand-dyed yarn since I first saw it, and I have many skeins in my stash! Her colors are lush, sophisticated, and delightful, and the bases she uses are all so wonderful. You can choose from skeins or sock blanks in many of her cleverly named colorways. I can’t recommend Kama Suutra yarns enough.
Are you or a loved one already into weaving with a rigid heddle loom but wanting more out of the practice? Look no further – Stacey of UrbanGypZ has a great class that will help anyone take their weaving to the next level. Stacey is a clever and creative artist and teacher and I recommend her work highly. While you’re there, definitely subscribe to her weekly newsletter, because there’s so much great info to inspire you!
Moon Fairy Fibers
From South Carolina to you, Katie is making lovely handspun yarn, fibers for spinning or felting, and lovely hand painted top whorl spindles. There’s a lot of color and texture happening in her shop, so please take a look – I know something will just jump right into your cart and make you or someone you love very happy!
That’s it for my first installment of Small Business Everyday 2018 – look for another post soon with some recommendations and a little behind the scenes, too! I hope you enjoyed this post – if you have other fiber artists you’d like to recommend or something you’re offering, please post it in the comments!