weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing and fiber activities at Saori Santa Cruz fiber arts studio
Thursday, September 30, 2010
A SPECIAL GIFT
My husband Lee surprised me with new licenses plates for my truck monday. Well it was not a total surprise in that we had to go the dept. of motor vehicles to turn in my old plates and to pick the new ones so i knew what was going on a few weeks before, but the plate frames are so nice too. Thank you Lee .
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
weaving , and felted hat
Even though it had been decades since she wove she did a wonderful piece and she wants to make it into a tube for a wind sock. I took the time and wove along with her on my golden rod and lavenders cotton warp. When she started adding wool fiber to her weaving I started adding pom pom yarn to mind. The Saori philosophy says we all learn from each other and influence each other and that is exactly what happened!
NOW into fall knitting
I have had this knitting pattern for a witches hat for about a year so for the last few weeks i have been franticly knitting this hat with fair isle color work out of wool and then felted it. It is drying as i am writing but for now I will post the before and after photos the dried hat photos to follow. I have pumpkins already on the steps to the house so autumn is calling me.
drying in the sun ,stuffed, and shaped and sculpted weighted down brim with stones after felting finished felted hat
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
saori looms and weaving with children
Thursday, September 16, 2010
SECOND DAY AT THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR
WOW am I tired but many students got to try weaving today. They begged me for more time but there were thousands of children so i had to pick and choose out the group who would be the" learn to weavers." I had 2 looms a saori sx60 and a piccolo that got a lot of use! I was too busy to take photos but i gave my camera to some one who kindly took theses shots with me and the children weaving. one more day at the fair to go.
more photos here:
more photos here:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR MY FIRST DAY
Monday, September 13, 2010
Home schooler learns weaving in the SAORI way
Hope just recently turned 7. She is being home schooled and came for a day of weaving and sewing. She was not sure what weaving was and or if she would like it. She sat down at the SAORI Piccolo loom and I showed her a few basics and she continued to weave for the next 3 or 4 hours! She washed her weaving and hung it up on the line for the sun to dry it. She decided she wanted to sew a bag so next i set her up to making a twisted cord handle. She wanted red yarn for the strap. Then with the weaving dry I sat her down at the sewing machine I had threaded and she sewed a simple bag with a flap that she loves! When I asked her what she thought of weaving she said " I love weaving". So iI asked "what do like about weaving?" Hope answered," everything". "This is my new favorite thing." stay tuned for more weavings from this talented creative little person. more photos here http://picasaweb.google.com/heartgallery/BrandNew7YrOldWeavesForThe1stTime?pli=1&gsessionid=VkawtJh8xC3JEBlESWuDjQ#
SAORI 4 harness loom debut
With much anticipation my saori 60 four harness loom arrived last week.It took me about 3 hours to assemble it with only the alan wrench enclosed. I only had to undo one thing , no biggie. WHAT a sweet loom. The action of the harnesses and treadle movements are smooth and quite and easy to hook up lamms , treadles and harness. The shed, a very big shed IS SUPERB. Several students have tried it out and really find it fun, easy, and beautiful. maggie said, "wow this is a perfect size for my small home" "and it is so quite" "sweet".
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