My first class was this week, a introductory class to saori weaving. what a fantastic classroom. here is a photo drop in peek of my two students, Teresa, and Lisa.
Lisa is handicapped and she was unable to weave on regular floor looms until she tried Saori looms last year. Her weaving was restricted to levered table looms untill she tried saori looms. She weaves easliy and well on them, and even with limited hand function she was able to spin yarn on the built in Saori bobbin winder with no problem and then she did weave her spun yarn right into her sample.
Donna droped by for a visit to the studio. She is an amazing sewer. I have enjoyed her hand sewn garments she has brought to the guild meetings for years, some out of hand wovens.
Some times connecting with other weavers and consulting is so important. She had just returned from CNCH, cailfornia weaving conference, and taken a class in rigid heddle weaving from Syne Mitchell. The saturated color scarf on the table was the result. She also wanted to see if some of her yarns , like rayon were chenille ,were ok for a warp for a saori loom woven scarf as well.
I forget the whole story but some how she ended up with a long warp some one gave her with no cross! so it was usless as a warp.
I sugested to use the great yarns by snipping and cutting up multiple sections of the warps and use in her weft for her future weavings . A huge giganatic thrum. She was excited to not waste it and to try something new. She gave me a part , she said she could not use it all , I am always up for multiple wefts in my saori weaving too.
Some of my more recent happenings....
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