Every January and February for 30 days i challenge my self to weave a yard day.
in the the last 7 years i have only skipped one year when i had the flu .
The first 12 days was a 14 yard warp that yielded 12 yards
i used my SAORI CH60 -A2 LOOM HERE to weave this year. i love it because it will rise up 4.9" high not that i am that tall but but i love sitting higher when i weve it is eaiser on my joints
day 18 , and i wove 18 yards total so far ( 6 yard 4" from the blue green warp)
just off the loom last night
KENZO TABLE TOP WARPING SYSTEM HERE IT IS SUCH A FUN PROCESS , No back strain and going from fron to the back of the loom to beam on it is all ergonomically designed to make the warping process a joy not a burden
here is my new warp is browns and blues
AND SPEAKING OF THE KENZO SYSTEM Vicki came this week to learn and is going to weave a baby blanket for her first grand child!
and her warp is all ready to be taken home for her to weave!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Edilsa came to the studio to pick up a Saori 4 harness spring update for her Sx60 loom while she was here she tried on a saori jacket i wove and designed
denise and jim went home with the saori loom and her new warp tied up safely in a inside set.
Saori piccolo loom here
Tatiana came back for a threading and learn to spinning class
LOUET S17 WHEEL HERE and the art yarn flyer to spin art yarns ! Louet WHEELS are amazing!
over the many years i have been weaving i have used S hooks, fishing weights, film canisters with coins forks etc etc to weight warps but these are such a connivence and the variable weight washers that you can custom add or subtract from the hooks is sooo well designed ! i have used 6 of them already! makes those loose warps behave fast!
another new accessory that i can not live without is the ASHFORD 6 CONE YARN STAND /HOLDER HERE WHEN I AM WEAVING CLASPED WEFTS OR WINDING BOBBINS I HATE IT WHEN MY CONES OR TUBES FALL OVER OR ROLL AROUND CATCHING OTHER THREADS ON CONES AND SOON I HAVE ROYAL MESS. NOT ANY MORE!
i love that there is no seam in metal hooks or pigtails to catch! such a well designed cone stand ! i have two in the studio now , indispensible!
students have been asking for these WEAVING COMBS that i use in my classes for years .finely i am able to offer them to you. they are wonderful! craftsman made egonomic cherry weaving combs here
2 sizes with a nice pointed tail.
close up of the Saori ch60 A-2 loom
peddle beam for Saori ch60 loom base only here
peaceful weaving in redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders