Monday, January 23, 2017

sew a saori hand woven bag , Learn to spin on a spindle and wheel, and learn to wind a Saori warp

It all started last year when Antoinette  fell in love with the Saori bag I wove and sewed.. so she wove some fabric and washed it and brought it to a class to sew a saori bag too

 I  have these great leather  
purse straps in my Etsy shop here that I use on all my saori bags.

 stiff interfacing is difficult  to turn right side out!

  but so worth the effort!
  very cute bag!!!


Sharon called and made an appointment to learn to spinn on a drop spindle.. she did so well learning with the Golding drop spindle in my Etsy shop here
she moved  right on to the spining wheel to spin and ply!

 Easy Peasy on the Louet classic double treadle wheel here

  learning to use the Niddy Noddy I love the CLEMES AND CLEMES REMOVABLE ARM PIN NODDY HERE and use it on all  my yarns coming off the bobbins on my wheels. This niddy noddy is 45 years old and they are still made the same! The same great company !Thank you Roy and Henry Clemes from  clemes and clemes  I love  teaching , using and selling your Fiber  products and your new lazy kates too! Lazy kates here

  Her first skein of yarn!

Georganne came to learn how to wind a warp so we wound two warps and threaded one…

  Saori warping frame 5 ends at a time for such efficiency Saori warping frame here and the optional folding stand here

 the saori threading holder is here threading holder and replacment  for lease sticks use the Saori  cross holder

  beamed on and tensiong on the saori wx60 folding loom
 " Thank you for giving me such inspiration.
Loving it! A  really great class" Georganne


I love it when Student's drop by and give a mini Saori Kai!
Like Vicki

 such a cute jacket!!!

Antoinette and I ooo and ahhhed and then  I forgot to take a photo of her long yardage too!

A cute sari silk scarf
Meet Kamilla, it is her birthday! she gave herself a 4 hour saori class! what a beautiful wonderful saori hanging she wove!

  learning to twist fringes   battery fringe twister

  Kamilla chose a stick from from the bundle of them that I gathered from our property  and tied her weaving  on for a beautiful wall hanging .

 and Peace through Fibers from the  coastal redwood forest in california

 Jill Nickolene Sanders


My Etsy shop

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saori wx60 folding looms great for Homeschooling Families the Pollywog from Spinolution

January is turning out to be very busy at the studio with classes.
Meet  Kate one of my students  who came and picked up  a Saori WX60 LOOM HERE   she is learning how to thread a ready made warp away from the loom  and so excited.
 thread away from the loom the reed and harnesses then carry them over  to the loom ,tension and start weaving Saori threading holder here

 meet the Smiths

who are a home schooling family  currently traveling and living in there van looking for there new place to buy property

 Raquel fell in love with the wx60 loom and while she was weaving  6 year old Ezera was weaving on the piccolo!

  Ezera tried the wx60 loom and he can fit it too  and enjoyed weaving on it too.
so a wx60  loom went home with the smiths!

  Raquel is still pretty new at spinning, and so is  Ezra so I introduce them to the darling spinOlution double treadle pollywog wheel they fell in love with it just like I did the first time I spun on one . it is kid height BUT adults spinn comfortably on it as well.

 how adorable is this! a Spinolution polly wag went home with them as well . it will fit in there sprinter van along with their  folding wx60 saori loom.

 mean time Ezra's weavings came off the both looms

  what a wonderful visit and a beautiful family!

Dahlia and her mom and a friend  are back for a try it class again  this year!
 they always have so much fun!

  Alyssa loves the Saori wx60 loom
  and the piccolos were well recieved by the girls as well.

  sucess !!!they were sooo speedy!  long enough for a scarf!

  congratulations for a wonderful weaving day...

weaving in the redwood mountsins
Jill N Sanders
my etsy shop  my Etsy shop here