Thursday, March 6, 2014

Saori weaving classes on Fat Tuesday... Madri Gras

Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday a was fun day. i had three students and I laid out some feather boas  for my weavers and encouraged wild abandonment with there yarns choices. After all it was Mardi Gras.

Elieen's colors just exploded onto her warp, I love it!

Dana weaves tapestry rugs, and beth had not woven in years. It was equally inspiring to both and they enjoyed each others pieces. Danna asked about looms, and models, and wonderful conversations over tea and biscuits ….. and boa's it was much enjoyed !

" This was a wonderful day,thank you , sooo much fun" " I love Saori weaving"


Eileen is learning to spin. we started with hand cards to blend some of her  sheared  apricot standard poodle coat fur and welsh roving on the hand cards.

made little rolags….
 Then she  used a drop spindle to " park and draft ", a  method of learning to spin yarn. Turkish spindles are great because when the spindle is full  you slip the arms off the main  shaft and then pull out the arms from the  spindle's yarn  and then you have a pre wound ball of hand spun yarn  in your hands!
she will pratice  this week at home and we will try a spinning wheel when she is comforatble and wants to learn more.

Peaceful , and Fun  weaving  and spinning in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene

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