Friday, December 20, 2013

Saori student returns to Saori Santa Cruz studio for weaving yaradage classes

The first step in creating your own weaving is to wind a wind a warp. Saori looms are unique in that you can buy warps already wound in there readymade warps. unique only to Saori looms selection of some premade warps
The other option is to learn to wind your own unique warps on a warping frame /board. The the Saori warping frame comes with an optional "stand" that alows you to wind a warp with the the warping frame standing free of any wall support . saoriwarping frame

The first step in winding a warp is choosing your yarns. I like to call this the yarn gathering. Here is Eileen choosing her yarns.

Now on to learning how to wind a warp….
 kick off your shoes and relax and start.

Securing the porry cross with ties and chaining off… warp stored away till next class where we will thread and dress the loom.
Eileen Brought some hand woven pieces she had woven on her rigid heddle loom to show me her favorite color ways… beautiful yarns


speaking of yarns… i recieved a new  saori wool  Limitted edition  10 cone set last week. this one is "Sherwood Forest" , a colection of tweeds  boucles,and more. i love the combination of the lighter blue green cones to the the more yellow base shades. brilliant Saori!
etsy shop yarn link

two new folding  loom bags  that I  just made

  lavender  velvet loom bag

 circle and squares  red loom bag

and a amazing  special priced silk spinning fiber set from Louet
more information on this amazing fiber group special price

and a limitted production of Saori textured silk pre made warps sizes 8', 12", and 16" wide with a 12.5 reed silk warps etsy shop

Jill Nickolene


  1. I have a fairly basic question. I saw a Saori demonstration for the first time today. I am a long-time weaver and have tried many new techniques. Saori fascinates me. Here's the question - after winding the warp on the warping from how does on get it onto the square tube that goes on the beam? I don't see a way to easily wind it onto the loom. There must be one but I don't know enough about Saori to know how. I'm curious.

    1. lesley i am sorry i see my blogger comments went into a spam filter! i just found it and published it! please go to my website and check out my email and email if you would like! i will come back and edit this reply with a link to a blog to help explain the attaching the warp to the cardboard tube on the saori looms
      peaceful weaving

    2. lesley if you go to my blog here
      you will see a student rolling up her warp if you loom at the beam you will see that there are cords taped to the carboard tube with a lashing rod that is how it is done
      peace at the loom
      jill nickolene sanders


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