Monday, February 15, 2016

Saori weaving students new and returning, a new saori top I sewed

Silvia came to the studio to pick up her third Saori loom. She uses Saori in her therapy/counseling  sessions
She had on the cutest Saori top she wove and sewed...

she bought this soft bulky cotton I sell in the studio and  here solid colors
and spaced dyed colors for weft  here space dyed bulky cotton and just adores  the softness and drape.

The drape is amazing and even after repeated washings still is is so soft. perfect for baby blankets too. 

 We threaded the loom together and now she has a 33 yard saori pre made warp  good for months of therapy sessions.

  The Saori WX60 LOOM HERE only weighs 27 lbs. easily transportable.


Meet Hazel. she has had two Saori classes and is getting ,as she calls it, "addicted " to  saori weaving.
  Her first go at Saori weaving  try it class here

  Hazel's return to weave a  wider wall hanging and  she learned some new tecniques and how to twist fringes

 Her piece done to her  own desired color pallet she chose, soaked and will dry at home  
I spun some coils art yarn at our monthly Mavens meeting out of my solar dyed polwarth.


 Meet Martha. her  parental heritage is from San Salvador and she wanted to reconnect to her  ancestral roots so she came for a try class to experience weaving.

  She was incredible!
 Learning to twist fringes with  battery fringe twister here. you can twist with  your hands and  use manual clip types but this is the most user friendly efficient fast  fun way!

 Thnak you Martha  it was a wonderful class.

 What have I been doing?  my  good friend sue traded me a few years ago  for this  great Saori yardage she wove  and I could not decide what what to design out  it…  it has been calling me this week I decided to  take the plunge and just cut into it and go with my instincts .

 ok ...not pressed yet but I was excited to share it .. I  rarely get to sew for my self I am so busy so this was fun!

Here it is a bias top, fresh off the sewing machine and  still needing pressing yet...  I  love the way the bright colors are featured with the bias design and I cut and pieced  raglan sleeves I only  have tiny snippes left as I used every last bit!   this is my own top to wear and I am happy that did justice to Sue's saori fabric and now have a light weight silk and cotton top!

  I have brought back A few Swedish Borgan egyptian cotton and cottonlin  yarn sets .
a great value off of  the regular retail prices too for such high qualith 8/2 cotton that does not pill like American cotton yarns. I really dislike pilling. great for warping and inkle weaving, and rigid heddle weaving ...

 LOTS MORE COLORS yarn sets here

 Egyptian 100 % cotton coned weaving yarn A strong superior quality cotton yarn from Sweden. 1780 yards 8 2 cotton yarn unmercerized
also Blockens cottonlin 22/2 is 8.8 oz,60/ 40 . 60% cotton 40% linen 1800 I weave sandal straps and bag straps inkle loom weaving or back strap or card weaving as well.from this high quality tightly twisted yarn too  check out the other colors, yarn sets here

Peaceful weaving in the redwoods

Jill Nickolene Sanders

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