Winter, 2018 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by January 31, 2018.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Proof of Completed Training Sunday, March 4th – (midnight (POT) Sunday, March 18th.
Deputy Headmistress Challenge:
19 February-16 March: Crafting Our Commitment to Physical Health
More info to follow
Points: The non-crafting challenges are worth 5 points each, with no bonus. The crafting challenges will be worth 15 base points, plus bonus points given by the DHM as she sees fit. There will be no yardage bonus.
This month, for your homework, you are going to be creating your own personal rune
Prompt: Create your own pattern, design, or materials.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class if they fit the prompt, prior approval is not required. Please review the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your project.
Q: What do you mean by make your own materials?
A: Spinning and Dyeing of all varieties; making a spinning wheel, carving a wooden tool, making stitch markers, etc.
Q: What constitutes our own pattern?
A: Anything you came up with yourself, published or not. We are looking for personal patterns, not modifications.
Q: What constitutes our own design?
A: Adding your own colorwork to an existing pattern, making a collage, painting an original scene, etc.
Q: Does the pattern have to have been designed his month?
A: Yes, the design aspect is part of the prompt.
Q: Do I need to turn in the pattern, as well?
A:No, as long as you say you designed the project yourself this month, that’s fine.
The Fountain of Magical Brethren
There are two distinct parts to the fountain; the golden statues and, of course, the fountains themselves. The golden figures were of a wizard, witch, centaur, goblin and house elf. Any coins tossed into the fountain were collected and donated to St. Mungo’s Hospital
Craft something inspired by gold OR by water
Fluffy Just like the three headed dog Cerberus that guards the underworld in Greek mythology, Fluffy cannot resist the sound of music!
This month, we want you to be inspired by music and present us with the result of your inspiration. We just need to know why it was inspired by music. Were you listening to it while crafting or can your item be used for musical purposes or make you think of music ? Don’t forget to add your explanation! We’d love to know which song inspired you.
Lithomancy is the art of using gemstones that each person feels an affinity for to forecast the future.
Lithomancy most commonly uses 13 gemstones to make a reading, with various ones assigned to represent the planets, the elements, and the spirit. Again, these categories are assigned by the person to the gemstone. Everyone loves shiny and bright but each person will have their own favorite size, shape, and color or colors of gemstones that they feel most strongly about.
Task: Craft an item or items in the color and/or shape of your favorite gemstone. Remember, should you choose to craft multiple items, whether they be square, hexagonal or another shape entirely, all will need to be similar in both size and shape.
Non-Rav crafts will be allowed without prior approval.
This month, we want you to choose one broom improvement to study and make a project relating to it Would you rather… Be comfortable? Or be able to stop quickly?
For your homework this month, we would like you to craft one of the following:
something to cushion your broom – an item that is squishy and/or soft that will keep your bottom happy. Spinners and dyers, please create a worsted or heavier yarn.
something speedy that will stop quickly – a project that is no more than 100yds and/or less than 6” in size. (All dimensions. Items in the round must be no more than 6” wide when lying flat.) Spinners and dyers can produce mini skeins.
Non-Rav crafts are being accepted without prior approval as long as they fit the prompt requirements.
This month we will be focusing on things in the botanical world which are thought to be associated with good luck or protection.For your assignment this month, craft something inspired by a plant that can protect you from bad luck OR craft a representation of a botanical that is designed to stave off bad luck.
Spinners: Craft something using wooden equipment.
Craft a garment that may be used to protect.
This may be a physical barrier or a brightly colored item to increase the wearer’s visibility. Some examples include: hats, mittens, cowls, socks, vests, sweaters, ear muffs, etc. Please note, fingerless gloves/mitts will NOT be accepted as they do not provide protection for the entire hand UNLESS they are made in a BRIGHT COLOR.
Spinners; Spin a utility belt! These need to be sturdy, so thick yarns are a must! (Bulky+).
TASK: Conjure a rabbit!
Knitters, Crocheters, and non-RAV crafters: Your project should include a 2-D or 3-D image of a rabbit.
Spinners, Weavers, Dyers: Your Project may include angora rabbit fiber (real or faux), or the natural colors of a rabbit.
Please sure to explain your process, and your outcome.
Non-Rav crafts accepted without prior approval.
Order mission vest
Sauvest Dragon https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/suavest-dragon
You Spin me Right Round:
finished the handpulled roving Jessica sent me
Started BFL from OC
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- NK merino- kinda felted ;(
Allena – Homespun, IKS then PGH and Allentown
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: On hold :
Finished: Authority https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18077769-authority
Watching: psych, star trek voyager , parks and rec, cedar cove, some gossip girl
Started The Dresden Files- on the 3rd book. Grave Peril
New car… blerg/awesome
Madi home for spring break
I’ve just been out of it this month.