weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing and fiber activities at Saori Santa Cruz fiber arts studio
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saori weaving class with rigid heddle looms
A local knitting shop , The Golden Fleece in Santa Cruz CA., wanted a weaving class with rigid heddle looms. I said sure BUT it will need to have a Saori philosophical flavor, so the owner said fine. First class with the 6 students we warped, covered basic weaving then the students took the looms ho home for 3 weeks to weave and returned yesterday for the the "finishing" techniques class. 1/2 of the class not only finished there scarves , but they warped on there own and wove another scarf! one student wove 4 scarves! These were all new weavers.
one student loves tartans
another lavenders and beige cotton
a lovely textured green scarf.
another student wove purples, amazing and with wonderful drape.
cashmere and some novelty yarns for this lovely lapis shade scarf
amethyst and alpaca greys and lavender and a eye lash yarn too.
and the tartan student , on her own, reached out to more expressive saori-ness