Sunday, September 4, 2016

Learning to spin on a drop spindle Ashford rigid heddle loom weaving into a jacket

What happened to August? what happen to summer this year? Poof it is gone!
I wove some wool yardage about 6 months ago  link to that past blog weaving out of my hand spun carded and dyed yarns 
This past week I designed and sewed  a  shorter cropped jacket  for layering from that hand spun hand woven yardage with  a Saori  woven front edge facing. 

 cascade of yarns down the back 

 or flip them to the front

 ….and use the cascade  fringes as a scarf

 Was it easy to sew? Not really.. very lumpy bummpy being carful not to sew my finger with the machine! But it is light weight EVEN though it is bulky!  very confy I envision Iris Apfel wearing  this with a huge bangle and chunky necklace!
it looks grand with jeans under neath  a long sleeved top!
a medium /large size  to fit all but the thinnest sizes  ...FOR SALE in my Etsy shop here

Several new spinners 

 Meet Zeka, she is a grad student at UCSC and and took to spinning well and beautifully!

niddy nodding off a tiny first spun ever skein!
 learning to use hand cards to blend fibers…

 Deha  is returning back to spinning after a 10 year break

  The  hands do remember !

  niddy nodding off  her 2 ply yarn She wants to return latter  to try a spinning wheel …she has  a few lbs of fiber destined for a sweater or maybe weaving?

  long times freinds reunited and visiting the studio for a morning of weaving together as the dads watch the kids at home!

 It is good to get away for a day or a few hours even check out my classes Saori Santa Cruz classes to schedule

Meet Sahetti
 She is Autistic and her family came with her  to introduce her Saori weaving

 Manju her mother learned right along side .  Sahetti learned in just a few minutes and was happily weaving!

 Durning short breaks she woven on the  spheres  and was very clear on which colors she loved the most and wanted next!

 here is the beautiful  first weaving from Manju
 the Saori WX60 loom is perfect for her. she needed the  2" height risers here

here is Sahetti's  amazing forst time ever weaving ! thrilled they will return!!! A  fantastic wonderful girl!
 A loom is in her near future… this is  just the beginning of a beautiful journey. Saori weaving is for all ages and abilities ….

indigo dyed yarns from last week's dip!!!!

  and even a pot holder from dyed cotton put holder loops!
 Peaceful weaving and spinning  in the red wood mountains
Jill Nickolene Sanders

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my Etsy shop

new to my etsy shop sample looms here  that fit into your purse or tote

and new crepe wool with some rayon  wool crepe cones ( limited amounts )