Two days of sewing classes creating garments from Saori hand woven cloth this week.
Leigh ann Brought her Amazing weavings she wove on her SAORI WX60 LOOM
Leigh Anne started weaving and sewing coming to the studio to explore fiber arts for the first time not quite 2 years ago. You can go back in my blogs a couple of years to see her progression, but from the first yardage she brought to sewing class to design I knew she was a becoming a talented weaver !
In saori we piece our narrower weavings by together into wider sections to create clothing. no need for wider looms, piecing just adds to the creative process
In my classes i start with the student trying on either saori garments or muslins i have made over 40 of them as of this week. this really helps the student judge how the garment will hang and fit before cutting the fabric.
take a look and the beautiful yardage Leigh Ann wove!
trying on muslins
a few muslins .. she chose several but we needed to alter the sleeves to fit and the length
Then out into the tree house sewing studio holding up the fabric to see how certain sections looked
then cutting pinning, piecing sewing ..
basting and sewing
a early try on of the coat leigh ann is making fits great!
different ways to wear the front and collar
the shape of this design along with her fabric created a marvelous wearable art coat! leigh ann will sew the inside seam finishing and buttons etc etc at home
a very productive sewing day! i so love the coat leigh ann!
She is back with left over good size piees of her Saori hand wovens to fashion another garment . after trying on muslins again I decided a total of about 6 yards at least to create a jacket would be needed
here we layed out and looked at how the many pieces would look in different layouts and then went to work sewing them into a wider cohesive whole . sewing them together in order to cut them out.
pratically zero waste!
she had 5-6 different weavings scraps from separate warps and we used them all!
lets try on after a baste to see how it looks
ok it fits now to go back and sew again ...
now to sew for real..
a very very cool jacket!!!
I got to spin this week with my local Maven's group . I took my spinolution firefly e spinner here
with the 32 oz flyer! spinnign my sparkly batts I carded on my Clemes and clems Elite drum carder .
Wishing everyone a peaceful happy Thanksgiving!
fiber arts in the coastal redwood forest
Jill Nickolene Samders
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