(with her hand woven mobius cowl she wove last month at the studio)
Sharlene showing us her computer multi shaft complex woven piece she wove on her computerized loom.
Both are going to be weaving in the saori way on Saori looms then constructing and creating unique garments. This is part one.
Using saori warping frames you can warp 5 separate strands at one time as opposed to hours of individually winding each warp end.
On the third day Reirin ( Alheides) visited the studio. She has taken Buddhist monk vowels, but in her former life she started The Golden Fleece , a fiber arts shop in Santa Cruz, which she latter sold in 2003. We met when I worked there for many years in the mid 90's till early 2000's.
She wants to teach familes to weave on saori looms at some time in the future.
mean while shars lovely random warp is weaving up beautifully.
Taking it off the loom to twist fringes and to take it home to soak and dry.
I will write anther blog, they will be coming back to sew in two days, so stay tuned for part 2 the end results!
I visited Lisa this week to see how she was progressing and to bring her more yarns, and bobbins .She is weaving beautifully blooming with creativity. Using her saori 60 loom ( with adaptations that are designerd for ease of use and for any age and ability) Lisa has emerging hidden talent in abundance.
weaving in the saori way rav group ( you know want to do this)
past links to blogs for my sandal straps all the way back to when I invented the concept and first pair :
2012 saori straps
2011 saori sandal straps
more sandal straps ( different sandals )
A lovely card made for me by a customer who bought two of my saori artisan design pieces of clothing.
she is also a weaver and she dyed and plied the silk and wove a sample tucked inside the card with the payment. The water color paint is actually the dye that dripped onto the paper from her warp. It is extremely validating to have other weavers purchase my saori clothing pieces to wear. It is so nice that my art is affirmed by peers and others all over the country.
Thank you so much.
peace, pace, pause, play
from the redwoods