Antoinette came to learn new Saori tecniques while weaving a scarf ….
Saori looms here is the built in bobbin winders on every loom.
there is an attachment that slips onto the bobbin winder in 3 seconds called a Saori CONE WINDER ( here). it slips on, then you place a empty cardboard cone on it and wind and here antonette is learning to create her own unique yarn out of 4 cones of separate yarns
And on Jan's
Antoinette learned skipping and cramming threading
A few feet into her weaving Antoinette stops to remember what she woven and pulls out her weaving from the cloth beam to glance and admire. it is really amazing!
Jan decided to weave a sleeveless jacket after we looked at some saori clothing design books. she found one from the the Saori Beginning design book
I made a muslin and she tried it on . Her weaving was narrower from what the book called for but I helped alter the design to fit and the amount of yardage needed to sew it . Time to weave weave weave to get done…
" THIS IS SO DIFFERENT FROM RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING, I LOVE THE SAORI LOOM"
Antoinette lives in the Santa Cruz area so she will soak her scarf and bring it back for a final photo but it is stunningly amazingly saori-licous don't you think? Here it is doubled over as she wore it home from leaving studio !
" I love my scarf so much"
Jill Nickolene Sanders