Class after class I introduce new to the craft students to participate in the freedom and intuitive philosophy of Saori no mistake weaving. I continually see the positive affect it has on each student.
how working with your hands and turning off your brain produces beautiful weavings.
Mari has a strong desire to learn to weave , and spin.
It helps us to respect and connect back to ancient voices hearing the journey from spinning fleece, and plant fibers on simple spindles or weaving with rock weighted looms to our present hand made but progressive spinning wheels and treadle looms. The realization of the importance that yarn, fibers, and cloth has had on human deleopment.
Mari is a anthropology major. I feel this ancient pull of weaving emerging as she listens to the language of the fibers and weaves.
This is more than just Mari's first weaving it is an opportunity for releasing the hidden creativety she had hiding .....
When children weave on Saori looms in the studio they are not struggling with loud adult equipment and looms that are not proportioned to fit them comfortably . Saori looms have built in bobbin winders and shuttles that are easy to change out bobbins , treadles they can reach and are quiet , a shelf and the wonderful premade saori warps.
The right and left brain feet and hands involvement, seeing how quickly cloth progress before them is exciting. more than crayons , and pencils, there is the feeling of empowerment., a flow and joy. Elora chooses pink linen and purples.
"now I have a weaving to hang on the wall by my brothers"
And for his final colors ta da , he chose black and white.
Jill Nickolene Sanders
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