Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My yearly Saori weaving challenge

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.

peaceful weaving
jill nickolene


  1. Tell us about that shuttle in the picture, Jill!

    1. ThE shuttle you see with a disk is from finland. it holds round pancake size cotton bias cut fabric rolls of ribbon like yarn called poppana.
      I rarely use this POPPANA shuttle, I prefer to cut the poppana yarns and place them in by hand .I use it sparingly for accents. in findland they make large rugs out of using it exclusive and completely in the weft.
      Then the wooden disk which holds the delicatly rolled bias firmly slips into the shuttle .

  2. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I finally viewed your pictures. Wow, your candle is burning brightly! Thank you for reaching out. There is a Saori studio located within driving distance to my area. I am trying to arrange for a speaker to come to our weaving guild, NOBO. I hope to explore more of this wonderful concept.

  3. It looks like it is going to be beautiful no mattter what you decide to make with it. Love the colors.


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