For a year I have had a loom dedicated in the studio for using up almost empty bobbins, scrap yarn that has fallen on the floor, ends I trimmed off fringes etc.
today i finished weaving and I cut that weaving off the saori loom, washed it and hung it on the line to dry. A year of weaving in this piece , a journal with out words.
Ok I will not say much but just take a look at these new students Saori weavings from this week at Saori Santa Cruz Studio. They are so alive and fresh.
Robins lovely embroidery on her hand woven second scarf
Robins fun piece.
Robin using the SAORI threading holder to thread and sley her new Saori ready made warp.
And then there is me.
one night this week I could not get back to sleep so i stayed up and I sewed 4 more SAORI sx60 loom bags
2 have sold already, this one below with squares and another I mailed off today.
blue chenille $140
So here is a sneak peek of a sleeved stole for open studios studio tour one month away. I am using my plie' weave that I thought up, and my husband Lee named because of the shapes that look like the bent knees of the ballet position.
Our gravenstien apples have been in multiple baskets on the studio floor for over a week , so this week end I prepped the kitchen to make raw apple juice. In the past years I have dried apples, made apple sauce but this year I just wanted juice. OMG it tastes so good. thanks to you lee for helping with the clean up
the fastest I could process was 2 quarts a hour, not including set up and clean up. That was a huge help.
my favorite very old carbon steel knife helped a lot.
and our 37 year old Norwalk juicer, the first thing my husband and I bought together new when we were first dating, it is still going strong.
just some of the juice cooling before the deep freeze.
This week the is the dead line for turning in my weaving for the Santa Cruz county fair so I have been busy sewing my saori yardage.
making covered buttons for the bag
another piece of saori fabric cut out for another bag.