Glimpsing into the last month or so at the studio with weaving and spinning students and the last photos are with our familys winter solstice gathering
bring in the longer light days here in north america and hearld in the new year!
This student you have seen before it is Saahita. she is amazing, and is on the spectrum but producing lovely weavings now!
saahitti is very talented and her disability is not holding her expression creativity back I LOVE Saori!
Manju her mother came to learn how to remove and replace a inside set because she wants to buy a loom for saahitti to use at home
great job manju!
Saahitti's amazing aide Roopa brings her to most classes I am teaching Roopa how to weave as well!
another amazing scarf!
Roopa's first weaving!
Back again for more weaving
my hand knit Tomte's ( gnomes) are keeping the studio lively durning the holidays!
saahitti's pillow top and Roopa's second ever woven saori piece.
Saahita has her own ch60 loom now at her home, I took over a Saori CH60 LOOM
to her all set up! she still comes for classes but she can weave at home now too!
Saori weaving is for abilities and ages..
here is her loom and bench in her lovely home set up
Saori try it class new students trying on some of my saori woven clothing and sewn designs
Karen trying on some pieces
mary is too!
Karen and mary both are going to buy Saori ( actually Karen bought hers last week and will assemble it durning christmas break.) I have many looms and equipment in stock no waiting email me .
Antoinette bought a new Spinolution Bullfrong wheel and is learning to spin!
spinolution bullfrong wheel here
she has had 3 ankle surgeries and she has found the spinolution bull frog the easiest wheel made to treadle , it is amazing!
she picked up her wheel at the studio had a class and went home to practice for a week
she is back for some more practice in a class while Mary is weaving she second day class.
francine is back in class warping and threading ...
Mary's 3rd day weaving
Mary's pillow top off the loom!
francine beaming on two different warps
she like traditional weaving , this is a green for place matts
THE AMAZING KENZO BEAMING /THREADING SYSTEM
while Antoinette is learning art yarn on her wheel in her 3rd class.
and she is using an amazing warp Shoppel wool crazy sock yarn that I carry no in the studio from Germany.
Antoinette is very happy with learning her art yarn stacks technique !
check out the 4 wound warps Francine did in one day full busy class!
Using the Kenzo table top method is fast and painless and she threaded one warp with the 4 harness away from the loom as well!
threading her 4 h saori reed and harnesses with the kenzo system.
she took her inside set here
home hung it on here loom and started weaving! hr finished scarves photo is futher down.
marking is important to write down what reed you paln to use for the set, how long the warp is the width in the reed etc
re spacing out the warp in the dividing rod
tada! her own ready mde warp!
silver and boucle yarns with the wool
she is doing sooo amazingly well!
and a few weeks later she brought by her scarves that were woven to show me!
here are some of here earlier saori warps scarves she had woven to show me too from september ! fantastic Francine!
Our family's winter solstice YULE gathering!
yes it always includes saori weaving too!
the wonderful saori ch60 loom
the piccolo loom saori 15 lb folding piccolo loom here
click on the arrow …. here is a video of our youngest grand son weaving on the piccolo
a beautiful handwoven table runner
and father noel brought gifts for the grand children
I was cleaning up yesterday and I found two lovely notes buried in stacks of stuff they made me smile and almost got toissed ... these are from two of my students ...
PEACEFUL WEAVING and spinning IN THE REDWOODS
Jill Nickolene Sanders