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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hand spun sally fox cotton Hand woven Saori jacket, a 4 year journey

 In 2016 I decided i wanted to spin cotton art yarn… then weave it into yardage for something!. and thus my journey began. I love Sally Fox organic cotton that is grown in colors, not dyed. the colors get deeper with subsequent washings in hot water bringing out the  color intensity.

here is the culmination of that journey . My saori woven and my design cotton jacket . more about the spinning and weaving below 











back in 2016 this was was my first  cotton spinning stareted for what would be this jacket 



 I spun the first year on my LOUET VICTORIA WHEEL  click here 


 here is the left overs from reeled silk spinning waste called silk noils which  i carded  t gether to blend with sally fox  green cotton 



the batt of the coarsely  carded cotton silk blend ...

now roughly spun into my singles into a art  bulky yarn 

along with the green and and white cotton i spun recycled blue jeans that were were carded with white to spin a indigo singles too .



 here is my ASHFORD ESPINNER3 HERE IN MY ETSY SHOP  WHILE WE evacuated for 12 days
because of the czu lighting fires here in the santa cruz mountains  at our daughts home .
i took my ashford espinner 3 with the woolee winder and my recycled fiber to spin when we left i was not sure sure i would ever see our home again . My grand daughters doggie was fascinated and stayed close to watch!  a very portable wheel that takes up very little space. can run on a battery too.




i spun the next year many spindles full on my Bosworth attache charkha
the spindles fit right into the special shuttles boswarth makes to weave with 





as you can see on top of my saori loom shelf is the bobbin holder rack bobbin holder rack here

i have saori bobbin wound too. 

for the bulk yarns i used my saori saori LARGE boat shuttle here 



SAORI LARGE BOAT SHUTTLE WITH THE EXTRA LARGE BOBBINS WITH ENDS ( THE SHUTTLE TOWARD THE BACK)  medium shuttle is in the foreground 

 i wound the yarns into balls from my spinningwheel bobbins using my NANCY'S KNIT KNACKS BALL WINDER HERE


 more spinning sally fox cotton breeders brown

 breeders white 


 had to wear a face with spinning cotton because of the short fibers not good for your lungs 
 8 oz done  of breeders white coton 


it went directly onto the the second warp a bit narrower i wove using blocks of colors and slits .





here are ther 2 finished weavings i used to sew my saori woven jacket 












 100%  all hand spun weft woven  organically grown jacket .


PEACEFUL WEAVING IN THE REDWOOD MOUNTAINS IN SANTA CRUZ CALIFORNIA

JILL NICKOLENE SANDERS







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