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Something is Changing at Majacraft!

Welcome to the first of my (Suzy's) Majacraft blogposts! This is my introduction,  coming to you from the WoolWench – Suzy Brown studio in Napier New Zealand. Today I would like to share a bit of background about why I am writing this blogpost, as the newest member of the Majacraft team.

Here is me:

I’m a spinner who loves to spin any kind of yarn, fine and lacey, to big bold and bouncy arty yarns. My website has a gallery of my spinning if you are interested in seeing what I love to do.( Most people who know my spinning also know I have my ‘One Wheel’ which is the fantastic Aura that Majacraft customised for me a few years ago and which is my dream wheel. Since then I have been lucky enough to add a Little Gem to my stable, along with a Majacraft dynamic heddle loom, hand combs, hackle, blending board, drum carder… Shall we just say I am very particular and wont use anything non-Majacraft in my fiber crafts?

Last year, my business partner Arlene Thayer (Spin Artiste) and I launched our online fiber arts education website, and as a major component to our flagship course ‘Journey to the Golden Fleece’ I worked with Majacraft to develop the Circular loom, which has become a great success! Together we have grown a wonderful group page on Facebook where people share their circular creations and inspirations, and it has been exciting to see this product grow in use and application.

I also worked with (ok nagged) Majacraft on the development of the Overdrive Spinning Head for production and bulky yarn spinning, it was a thrill to share in the making and the launch of this fantastic accessory (here we are on You Tube) which has opened up many new possibilities in my spinning practice.

Now I have returned to my home in New Zealand after 12 years residence in the Netherlands. The opportunity to work more closely and on a more ‘official’ level with Majacraft as their brand new Enablement Manager came at the perfect time, and in tandem with my plans for expanding Fiberygoodness it is the ideal match! I feel blessed to be able to follow my dreams in this way.

In the near future I plan to bring you some fun projects right here on the blog: things to make with your Majacraft wheel or loom, and tool tips and tutorials for the big range of tools we produce. I will also be working to expand the Majacraft You Tube channel with more tool specific demo’s and projects! Let me know what you would most like to see in a Majacraft video and I will do my best to make it!  I will be posting regular customer newsletters so if you want to hear early about any fun activities coming up you should sign up RIGHT HERE!

I would like you to feel comfortable to contact me if you have any questions about Majacraft products such as ‘should I get the one pitch or the two pitch hackle?’ or ‘which carding cloth should I start with on my Fusion Engine?’. I would be happy to give you my take on these kinds of questions in the context of what you want to achieve. I hope my experience as a fibre artist and a user of Majacraft equipment can be of service to you in helping you make good choices if you need it.

I look forward to sharing some fun activities with you and getting to know you better!

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  1. YAY!!! So exciting Suzy <3

  2. Congratulations, Suzy! The Majacraft team is perfect for you. Have a great time!

  3. Yippee, have been a Majacraft fan for years…now with a dollop of Fiberygoodness! Didn’t know it could get any better ;)

  4. Brilliant to see you here Suzy!!! :) I am signing up right now for your projects and info, great news!!!!

  5. Brilliant news! I have a suzi pro and a couple of weeks ago asked about advice for which components to buy to be able to do some art yarns. I did a spinning demo at one of our local agriculture and craft shows last weekend and lots of people admired my wheel. I look forward to the projects and videos.

  6. Congratulations, great new endeavors for a product you love!

  7. Yay Suzy!! I am very excited for you!! Congratulations to Majacraft for hiring such fantastic talent! See you on FB and S3!

  8. Congratulations Suzy!

  9. Awesome Suzy! Enjoy.

  10. This is wonderful news! Way to go Suzy!!

  11. I am so happy for you! You are a treasure! I will definitely keep in touch!

  12. So—- How does one get to be an ‘Assistant’ Enablement Manager? lol
    That question asked, I THOUGHT this was going to end up being a permanent move home. (~: Congratulations!!!!!
    I signed up for the newsletter, and am looking forward to trying to stay more current.
    Happy Weaving and Spinning, and New Career, and Blessings~

  13. Yes Yes YES – I am a beginning spinner snd really (really) want to purchase a majacraft – I love the look of them and their construction looks superior! I have an opportunity to purchase a used Suzie pro – and want to go for it — but need to see the wheel in action – on a video. I know I will need further help if I do make the purchase – I have been looking all over YouTube but find very little. Making the future investment, I want to know as much as I can about the various wheels.

  14. Do you have the equivalent of a woolley winder so I don’t have to manually move the flyer hook

  15. Hi Arlene! In fact if you take a look at the Woollee Winder website you can find the Majacraft compatible Woollee Winders there, also more information about them. We currently do not make these ourselves. Wouldn’t it be great to have one on the Overdrive! We could spin for days at a time without stopping :D

  16. Congratulations Suzy. I didn’t realize you had moved back to NZ. Next time I cruise through Napier, I’ll get in touch. I’m seriously considering getting a wheel just for Artyarn. It really is my favourite to spin and my Lendrum just won’t let me make really big stuff. Is the Aura the wheel I would be looking for? I have to try to get my hands on one to try out. Cheers!

  17. Hi Krystyne! If youre coming through Napier anytime please do contact me, I have an Aura here you could try out, might be just what you need! I have attempted Art Yarns on a Lendrum too, and while they are wonderful wheels, they just don’t have the versatility I need for my kind of spinning. You would be very welcome to drop by, email me or message me on Facebook and I’ll send you my address!

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