It is here ! The amazing new Saori bobbin winder guide, which allows you to wind a bobbin with out using your hand to guide the yarn back and forth on the bobbin. You can get so much more yarn consistently wraped on the new larger bobbins with this great tool. Here is a utube video of it in action. here
I set mine up on my loom in less than 5 mins.
special bobbins and shuttle for the new design saori bobbin winder guide .
Remember back on Jan. 29th I started a challenge for my self, one yard a day for 30 days. I want to have enough yradage to make and design clothing for the santa cruz open studios tour web sight cutural council council of santa cruz county in october so 30 yards. should be a good start.
so far I have wound warps, threaded and dressed the loom and woven 21 and 3/4 yards. Time for another wind the warp and thread day.
Here is my latest woven yardage.. I call this one "horn rimed glasses"
Time to twist fringes, and wash then press .It awaits its metamorphosis into clothing.
Monday February 13th Denise, a friend and student and artist brought Bonnie Tarses to Saori Santa Cruz studio.
Bonnie had asked if she was close enough to my studio to come for a visit as she was giving a weaving work shop to Denise's weaving guild .
Bonnie is well known for her color horoscope classes and technique. her website and her easy ikat weaving. They enjoyed themselves, and we had a wonderful, COLORFUL visit.
Bonnie loved the saori looms and is contemplating plans for perhaps putting one in a gallery in montana for all to participate in weaving while visiting.
This is my second annual Saori weaving challange. I challange my self around this time of year to warp and weave a yard a day, and I decided Again this year to do it. So far 10 days 10 yards .
First ten yards of my first 10 days off the loom!
This cloth I will make into clothing that I will design and sew in the next few months. I will then photograph them to be used in my entry application for the cultural council of santa cruz county open studio's show in October.