Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saori weaving for open studios show 2013

Soooo much yet to do. A glimpse into my frenetic, production mode in my studio preparing for OPEN STUDIOS Santa Cruz County Art Council  28th annual studio tour more info October 5/6

 winding my supplementary warp
  I thought up and tried something totally cool . I  beamed my warp onto the piccolo loom then piggy backing it  behind  my saori 60 loom....

 THAT IS HOW I wove my latest weaving, it worked really well

 all done off the loom...

 twist fringes
 wash and dry

 cut and drape and sew

sneek peek .....
Finished the new jacket "ART OF THE VINTNERS TASTING JACKET" available at my open studio  or afterwards in my etsy shop.

another piece off the loom and new jacket design this one is " Abstract Yarn Pallet"

love the fall of the back.

  Then there is my First in a series of 3-4  wool banners

 Second banner of the series. They will avaiable at my open studios show.

 Arrived with one of my  pieces to the Santa Cruz Art Leauge Open studio preview gallery to leave off my "transept " scarf

 picking up special signs for the week end. here the driector Ann over seeing operations ..

back to the loom, and hanging pieces, and ...... hope to see you there if you can make it.....

 New limited yarn sets and warps  from saori arrived this week more photos and sets available here my ETSY SHOP

jill nickolene
peaceful weaving in the redwoods

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Daddy and me " learn to spinning at Saori Santa Cruz and my latest Saori weaving

 How special that  a dad Ethan scheduled a learn to spin class with his 7 yr old daughter this past week at the studio. They want  to raise a few mohair goats, and in doing research thought it would be great to start learning about mohair fiber and how to spin first.
Trinity and her dad loved the turkish spindles I gave them to use.

 And they were spining in about 10 mins filling up the  spindle arms with yarn!

 first  a ball of white, then a ball of brown .....
 then plying them together.... we have yarn!!!!
 I showed them out to flick card some dyed mohair locks and they each took a turn spinning some into yarn a tiny skein to take home  and dream about.( when the day comes when they will have there own mohair goat fiber.)
 Excited to be so sucessful in the first class they bought some wool fibers and rovings and two spindles to practice with  at home . There next class  is on a wheel! A great turkish spindle just like we used  here etsy shop

 I have been dreaming of weaving this warp for  a few months on my saori loom but was too busy and  this week I started!

 Off the loom.

 Soon my newly hand woven cotton yardage will be sewn into a jacket for my upcoming Open Studios tour of Santa Cruz County. studio tour guide here
If you are in the area oct. 5/6 from 11-5  drop by and say Hi and introduce your self!
peaceful weaving and spinning in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene
myEtsy shop