Thursday, August 24, 2017

Class room weaving teachers are learning the Saori new Kenzo table top warping system

It is always fun when experienced weavers come the the studio for a class in learning how to warp the Saori way! today 3 weavers, Sheng, Jon, and Jen all colleagues and weaving teachers. they  each have a saori loom at there new class rooms located  in different locations in California's silicon valley.

Here is Sheng beaming on NOT  at the loom but comfortably at the table top!

 back to front , front to back different tecniques to learn!

 we took some breaks to try on some of my saori designs...

  then back to to the  SAORI WARPING FRAMES HERE


 now learning to warp with the thumb flip! for front to back

  the  12 cone SWEDISH  Glimakra thread stand is amazing if you would like to order one email me..

 JON entertained us with his ukulele  and each student took home a ready made warp they learned to make themselves using the new kenzo jo table top system for there Saori loom in there classes rooms , they have other looms other than the saori  looms but this was a delightful !
there comment " If we had know about how wonderful the Saori looms were before we otherd the other ones for the class room we would have gone with more Saori looms ! they are FANTASTIC"

peaceful weaving in calfornia readwoods

Jill N Sanders

my Etsy shop

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sewing your hand woven fabic garment class at Saori Santa Cruz.

No fear in cutting out your Saori handwoven fabric!  Schedule a time  to come to the studio for a class and or sewing intensive!Denise came Last week with choices of  her fabulous Saori hand wovens  to sew!

  deciding on differnt design options
  my  white wool sparkling ice palace ruana here looks great on her!
   so do other designs

  the sewing studio is all ready!
First garment  we decided to sew is a beautiful overshot silk warp weaving Denise calls " old love letters"
it is exquisite ! wonderful weaving Denise!

  piecing ,pining, pressing, sewing…..

  until… Denise has finished her one arm stole it looks stunning!

  she is very happy and we used every inch of her silk warp cotton  and silk weft weaving!

now to chose the second fabric …..

  A black silk warp and saori silk fabric strips and black silk weft too!  a wonderful  weaving a almost ethnic feel!

 cutting pining sewing 
more pining , sewing , piecing, designing...

  BASTED! try on ….. we like it!!!!

  next day , day 2 pockets and sewing it up and finishing the seams and sewing the hems!

untill … Denise's  new jacket is finished!
  with pockets!

 I wish the mylar shiney gold threads showed in the photos! THE POCKETS ARE GREAT!

  what a fun  two day Denise!
 you new jacket and one arm stole look amazing!

 Molli is back and a new student Joan too!
molli bought a wx60 loom and is learning how to thread a warp, and joan is buying a new saori loom and wanted to thread as well
  I think we may be having a early Autumn this year, the mornings are a bit crisp but very lovely.

 JOAN is weaving!
  here is mollys white warp!

  threaded away from the loom and hung on the loom!

 Joan threaded her loom to take it home!
 winding bobbins with the Saori built in bobbin winder

back home  at molli's  she set up the loom for  her Nanna too! set up ready to weave in these lovey light filled room . they are going to share the
saori WX60 LOOM  info HERE


want to take it for a spin? make an appointmnet  and stop by the studio! or order it from Etsy shop I have in stock  ready to take home!

  I am planning to spin cotton  on it!

   i love my machine washable and dryable  bulky VERY soft COTTON on cone in my etsy shop here SOFT COTTON YARNS ON CONES
a all year round wonderful yarn for blanket, hats, and to add textured to saori yardage ! never stiff or ropey!

Peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders
looms ,fiber  equipment , yarns by appointment