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Saturday, October 18, 2014

A new scarf off my Saori WX60 loom , hand spun and woven pillows, and student happenings this week.


Fresh off my Saori WX60 LOOM "feeling groovy" Saori scarf 
 in my Etsy shop more here















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  Kick off your shoes and learn to weave, no prior knowledge needed.  Anette did this week out on the warm  deck here at the studio . By appointment come for a day of weaving or a 2 hour try it "class". You will be inspired!  It is FUN ! Bring a friend, family members, class or small group  learn why Saori weaving is so excited and how  intrinsically creative you  really are. CLASS INFO  or email me email for more class info here.







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MY hand dyed, carded, spun, sewn set of pillow just up in my Etsy shop click here for "Sedona" pillows









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Back in stock Swedish Glimakra 100" yarn swift . Great for winding yarn  skeins into balls.
mine is 35+ years old. Has never cracked or spilt. There are knock offs but this one has a two year guarantee  and if a something should happen to it you can get spare parts. I have used mine extensively over the years and nothing has happened to it . I have replace the linen ties periodically thats it! you can mount it vertically or horizontally for easy yarn control. Yarn swift in my Etsy shope here







Peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene
www.saorisantacruz.com





Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Saori clothing and New Organic 8/2 cotton weaving cone yarn sets

For Saori, and all weavers our "paint"is YARN! I have added some new Certified Organic Cotton cone yarn sets to my Etsy shop here  Audubon bird thoughts for creative weaving  …..

Stellers Jay


 Purple Martin Plumage




Parrot

Mallard Duck ( guy yarn too)

Two cone sets of christmas greens and reads because there are always door hangings, runners, and fun Christmas themes to explore and it seems these colors are always missing from my stash  just when I need  them , you too?..



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 Muriel a new student took a class this past week in winding a warp and threading and beaming on the loom. She needed the experience and guiding to learn the steaps of dressing a loom.
 
 I chose the yarns  because i wanted to weave a scarf in those colors. She will be going home to use her own yarns to wind her own warp and weave.





  She took notes and enjoyed the whole  hands on process.

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This year was my year for no shows, so I finely had some time to put my Handwovens in my Etsy shop here

my hand spun , dyed, carded ,woven and sewen pillows , more to come….








My finished "shadows of middle earth " etherial jacket 


 


 Sometimes the amount of work in a piece ,the exquisite yarns I have used and the design of a piece finds me longing to keep it just a little bit be longer in the studio. A special person who adores the textures and unique  luxury yarns will purchase  this stunning piece  and recieve astonished accolades .Never mediocre wearable art….   . more info here

my "SYRAH  PEWTER GOBLET " wool ruana click here



Back to the loom, what are you weaving?

peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders