Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saori weaving heals

 Saori weaving is different from traditional weaving. It allows your mind to to slow down to a calm and allows your intuitiveness to come out to play. The touch of fibers in your hands, the joy of picking weaving colors  without laboring over RULES  or yarn sizes or  fiber contents .

  The release  of  tension working with an exceptional designed silent floor loom is a  happy experience.   The varying of  sizes and versatility of these Saori Japanese made loom models from Sakaiselki Sangyo Co LTD fit ages 4 yrs and up  different saori loom models are fantastic. The engineered designs to accommodate those in wheel chairs , or with dimished motor skills, to better ergonomic design for more minor physical special neeeds and or daily artistic weaving convienced me years ago to sell my other less responsive non inovative jack action looms.
 The  ease of the light weight  treadles, to the built in bobbin winders and Saori weaving accessories    help  create a flowing  atmosphere of peace and harmony. The weaver and the Saori loom become allies . Time and stress seem to melt and a feeling of calm renewal seems to eminate from each shuttle throw.

Back in the fall last year Mark came and took some Saori classes  . Amoung other skills he learned to wind a warp, dress the saori loom, and  wanted to get back to weaving after a 30 year absence earlier blog and another mark blog. Then Marks health took a turn and back surgery was needed.Months of healing and physical therapy still on going but this week I saw Mark again back in the studio to finish his scarf. How did he do? GREAT! But then I will let the photos speak ….

  Marks cane was left leaning against the table and he wove for three hours taking regular short breaks now and then . The importance of having a the correct adjustable loom bench height for each persons needs is crucial. Abench that can move up closely to the loom  with out obstructions from chair legs or rollers that interfere.

" It's all coming back! I missed weaving so much" saori weaving and spinning classes

  Unfurling his scarf off the loom!
 It is just fantastic!
  Before he leaves  there is just enough time to learn to twist fringes .
  Quick and more manipulative friendly then just using fingers or manual fringe twisters is  using the excelent Lacis fringe /corder twister. mark did well  especially considering that  his hands were learning a  new skill.

  All thats left is to trim threads and give it a soak and line dry which he will do at home!

 "I LOVE IT, Thank you I will be back soon ! This is so fantastic and exciting , I  just HAVE to Saori weave, it is helping me heal and bringing me so much joy"

Peaceful  healing weaving in the costal redwood mountains
Jill Nickolene

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