As the fall equinox came so did students come to Saori Santa Cruz.
spinners and weavers. Rainey came from Oregon for my Mobious cowl scarf class and Antoinette decided to weave one as well !
First I want you to see on the best most balanced and beautiful Drop spindles ever made in the USA in Vermont . GOLDING SPINDLES "THE SHEPHERDS FLOCK " HERE
IN MY ETSY SHOP
my student learned in a short while ( about a hour ) how to draft on the golding spindle. it makes learning a brezze. no more wobbles, and stopped spining after only 3 seconds on inferior spindles.
The Golding spindles can spin 30 or more seconds!
LOUET SPINNING WHEEL HERE she plied her two balls of spindle spun on the wheel and did beautifully! spinning yarn classes in Santa Cruz here
Rainy came for a weave a saori cowl class
Threading holder here which holds BOTH THE REED AND THE HEDDLES !
she and I both used the BATTERY FRINGE TWISTER HERE to wind our fringes
so darn cute
but before she left for the airport the hand spun wool big sur ruanna that I wove designed and spun yarns for was on her mind ...she coveted it and decided it was a must have for the damp Oregon winters around the corner she bought ….it it looks fantastic on her too!
Vicky bought a saori loom about 6 weeks ago and she creating amazing fabrics here is one of her latest tops!
Lea showing her new tecnique
SAORI PICCOLO LOOM HERE
JON WEAVING ON THE SAORI WX60 WOOD FOLDING LOOM here
thank you mavens ( and jon)!!!!! a really great day!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
she bought the manual part of the Elite convertable and some day may add the power base . the worlds only convertable drum carder from manual to power easily. the elite sits on a table with NO CLAMPS NO SPECIAL POSITIONS AT THE EDGES BECAUSE THE HANDLE CLEARS THE TABLE WITHOUT IT HAVING TO BE ON THE EDGE!
I am am thrilled cooler morning and evenings have arrived and the leaves are turning and warm fuzzys are on my mind again.
PEACEFUL weaving and spinning in the california redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders
MY ETSY SHOP
the new purl and loop in my shop sample loom here