weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing and fiber activities at Saori Santa Cruz fiber arts studio
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Saori Internationl Conference 2012 LA :first full day
This will be a photo rich post not much text I have a saori meeting at 8 am tomorrow before the conference. We had meetings with the Saori studio owner in the morning after breakfast. We had lunch then Kenzo showed us new Saori products, and demo tecniques.
Mihoko in her adorable Saori top.
One of the saori member Ellen, has a book printed of her pieces every year.(she on the right with a flower) a fantastic idea!
my koi pond jacket
I love this top too Ellen wove, sewed and designed.
Laura modeling her two saori mobious cowels put together, to make a top.
The wx60 looms have a optional height rising brackets to make them 2" higher as a new !
Check out the new optional wheels for them too! the metal frame sx60 looms are easy to drag across the floor the wood needed somthing to reduce the abrasion and make it easier to move.
the bobbin winding 'SHELF' great! it puts so much yarn on the bobbin because it winds tightly and compactly , you do not have to move your hand back and forth to fill the bobbin, it does it automatically.
making cord on the bobbin winder.
cross holder and threading holder so you can thread away from the loom carry it and hand the harnesses and beam on.
the Sakiori fabric cutting tool.
and a brand new adjustable sakiori ( for fabric strips)weaving shuttle.
This is such a airy lovely peace kenzo showed us how it was woven
very loosely then stretched out when it was done! magic!
How kenzo twists fringe, amazing! He makes it looks so easy but it is tricky takes some praticing.
making more cords cords with yarn and the built in bobbin winder.
I love this technique!
I loved this top.
It is a very informative Saori conference, meeting new Saori weavers, studio owners, teachers from Japan and old friends too and espically meeting Kenzo Jo and Akiko Jo too .