Friday, December 25, 2015

COME SEE OUR Hand spun hand woven Saori tunic as featured in PLY magazine winter edition this month.

Sue Tye a good freind and fiber artist and Myself collaborated and created this  tunic piece for the PLY MAGAZINE  a wonderful  spinning magazine . The theme was SINGLES and Sue spun and wove the fabric sent it to me and I designed a original tunic and we submitted it it to ply! we have kept it a secret till last week the winter issue came out!

 here I am busy  draping and pinning 

  and cuting out

 Photo  collage sue sent me of the yarn and progress on the saori  loom

 Here is sue is spinning   the wonderful silk and wool  fiber , then she wove the marvelous yardage she named "portals" . THE  FABRIC FINISHED DRAPED IN THE SNOW ON SUE'S PROPERTY.

 presenting the finished "portals" tunic 

  Sophisticated and tailored  to emphasize the hand spun yarns. Yet unique A WEARABLE  ART tunic that  will fit many sizes and shapes. With A marvelous feel and drape.

  PORTALS tunic for sale on Etsy here

We are over joyed with the article lots of information we wrote …. pick up a copy of PLY  , read it and let me know what you think?


The New Louet Victoria wheel Art yarn head in here !

Today is Christmas! I have been  spinning and plying with my new New Louet Art Yarn head . It converts the darling 6 lb Victoria scotch tension travel wheel to a irish tension art yarn wheel in a couple of minutes! you can use the louet bulky bobbins or the standard irish tension bobbins with the art yarn flyer. if you do not want to spin art yarns then go ahead and  use the the flyer and and the  bulky bobbins for  your plying !  It holds an increadable amount of yarn! ART YARN HEAD FOR THE VICTORIA INFO HERE

  I love it! it is truely amazing how Louet comes up with easy to convert system that works just awesome! now i can travel with my  victoria wheel and take the art yarn head along and ply or even spin art yarns with it at my meetings! It is smooth and easy to treadle!

Art yarn flyers are super FUN

  And it folds up with the head in place.! you can remove the head easily with two black screw knobs in a few seconds!

  If you already have a Irish tension Louet wheel you can use any of  those flyers and bobbins with it  or you can purchase the ART YARN FLYER HERE  and the BULKY BOBBINS HERE

just look at the difference in how much more you can spin with the bobbins side by side  by comparison

peace through fibers
jill nickolene sanders

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Learning to spin my own yarn classes. saorisantacruz studio

Leigh Ann  learned to use a  drop spindle  last week  and is back this week  to learn wheel spinning.
I have two wheels set up for her to use. The Louet beginning wheel ( formerly calls the S17) 

 preping and blending fibers with hand carders , I love clemes and clemse hand cards

 plying  her two bobbins of singles.

 first complete wheel spun skein coming off the bobbin.
 clemes and clemes niddy noddy to make a skein!
 Leigh Ann rented a wheel for two weeks and
bought some fibers. she is hooked  and in love with  spinning and Saori weaving.


They are back!  The fleece packs for weft insertaion in saori weaving I use  these in my classes , and for needle felting etc.

 New the animal earth tone set  here

 Rainbow set .  Both sets have a generous 6 oz of fibers  and 20-21  different colors

Me ? I am busy  teaching, packing and shipping all of your orders out and doing last minute stuff like  ball winding and knitting a tomten hat for Boppa tomten's arrivial saturday at our family Solstice gathering…

Peace from the loom, and the wheel
Jill Nickolene Sanders
My Etsy shop