Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Saori warping board, and new Saori yarns yarn sets.

 Roberta came to wind a warp one evening last week at SAORISANTACRUZ…. first chose the colors...

Beautiful choice of colors!
 … then she learned to wind the warp on the Saori warping frame  more here SAORI WARPING FRAME HERE

 SHE is very happy! in a few days I will be heading to her studio to show her how to thread  and beam on Saori loom for a mobius cowl scarf.


I received many new Saori yarn sets from Japan Last week these are the ones available still in my etsy shop 

 Fuchsia .... like only Saori Japan can do. wool 10 cone set. with ombres and textures.. see them here in my etsy shop : yarns sets

 LOCK LOMOND COTTON and textures

Lavender Satin  textured wools

"Wearing my heart on my sleeve "red  and textured wools

"The marquises mistress dress" dusky evening rose and lavenders and textures

 Kori stopped by for tea to buy a  fringe twister .She had on a really cool newly woven Saori scarf she made ...

…. and  it is  and she was wearing a very beautiful  hand spun sweater which she spun and naturally dyed the  wool yarns for.


A new Saori redesigned Heddle threader arrived as well

 The long one is the new design available here in my etsy shop


 I made our 2 year grand son a "star boy hat" in which I needle felted wool to wool. He will wear it with his sister ( she is wearing Lucia bride crown with candles ) on the winter solstice  they will be bringing  in light on the darkest day.
 for now it is  safely on their Christmas tree out of the reach of a certain  little smallie with the  desire   to wear it each and every day….

Peaceful spinning, weaving, felting in the redwoods...

Jill Nickolene

my etsy shop

 The new  redesigned S10C Louet Concept wheel will be arriving from Holland in about a week.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saori weaving :Three pink ponchos and mother and daughter learn to Saori weave

3 SAORI hand woven ponchos I made for our three granddaughters .The girl cousins  received their birthday gifts all together on thanksgiving

  They were not taken off but worn on the trampoline, the slides , and fliting around into the night.
Sparkles do not show up, but their favorite colors are pink!

 In my Saori weaving group on Ravelry "weaving in the Saori way".
we have a WAL (weave a long) happening till the end of December come and join in  click hereravelry group page ( you can sign up for ravelry for free if you are not a member )

  Here are a few finished ponchos that have been posted to the ravelry group. FANTASTIC !


Jenyphyr from ravelry's wal



There is still time to join we love to share ideas and have a VIRTUAL on line Saori Kai! Stay tuned for more to come!

Two new weavers came to the studio for a try it class  Mother and Daughter. HOLIDAYS bring 2 and three generations  to  the studio they schedule a class  for a fun day of weaving no prior knowledge needed. I have classes with  families and freinds too. classes offered email me saorisantacruz  or check out try it class info 

  You may notice that there is a splint on one students hand? She had thumb / hand surgery and is unable to knit or crochet BUT she found out durning the class she is able to weave on a SAORI LOOM and with the built in bobbin winder it was easy to wind bobbins too.

 two hours flew by…

  Finished pieces!


Cold weather has me yearning to weave textured softness.
ENTER  mini small looped mohair boucle for the perfect addition for texture  to winter weavings

  This  4 skein set is called mermaid in my etsy shop click here for mermaid boucle set

  Theses are skeins with  250 yards each
  This two skein set "lady stark" is gorgeous

  and this last 4 skein set harrenhail castle

we finely have much needed rain here in california….  very grateful ….wood stove keeping us snug and I will be spinning and weaving for the next few days.
peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene