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Saturday, May 15, 2021

weaving saori banners, and spinning on my spinolution firefly

Spinning a happy skein on my SPINOLUTION FIREFLY 

Using a braid  I spun singles with my paulywinder auto winder on my 16 oz  flyer 

and plyed on my 32 oz flyer 




spinolution firefly click here


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 wool banner 


threading  a wool warp on my harnesses and reed away from the loom comfortably on the table! click here for  kenzo saori table top threading holder and beaming system






 i only wanted to weave one banner on this warp and save the rest , so i took  it off with  my saori  inside  set  and put on a new warp
only takes 10 minutes you do not have to unthread anything! just one  of many reasons  i love my Saori looms.

the saori inside set here


my wool  banner 


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 weaving my earthquake and wild fire  banner 

 cotton warp

 flourishes 










 earthquake and wildfire banner  finished  7' 9" long wool , silk and cotton

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 I have  received both moderna vaccines now!!! 


 I will be opening my studio for classes is june! after 15 months  covid shut down! students need to to have had their vaccinations  and be 10 past their last shot. wear a mask( doctors orders still for me for a few more months)

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 i have my favorite seam ripper 4 in one tool available for sale  again i sold out  in my etsy shop here 
it has a bernia seam ripper, the other end has a stiletto ( great for untying knots ) and  a point turnner and a thumb presser cap! i have one near my loom and another one on sewing machine table .

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 also new to my etsy shop (i have used these on the wx60's in my studio for a few years but never sold them ), the hand break lever attachment to turn the foot brake release into a hand release like on the wx90 loom 



stay tunned for my studio opening blogs you can contact me to schedule a class spinning, weaving outside on my lower teaching deck contact info here to schedule a class at saorisantacruz my email click  here email


peaceful weaving in the redwoods

Jill Nickolene Sanders 






Monday, February 22, 2021

LOVE MY SPINOLUTION FIRE FLY WHEELS CHECK OUT MY LATEST WITH THE PAULYWINDER ON MY 16 OZ FLYER

 I HAVE MY SPINNING CORNER ALL SET UP  NOW SO WHEN I HAVE 15 OR 20 MINUTES I CAN SIT DOWN TO SPIN, OR IF I HAVE A FEW HOURS I AM ALL SET UP !


i have 2 spinolution firefly's . i keep one with with the paulywinder on the 16 oz flyer

the second firefly i have the 32 oz or the 64 oz flyer … i am so happy!

yes i have treadle wheels too. it depenmds on how much my work load i have to do or have done to chose which wheels to use . because i have 4 firefly heads the second base seemed like a good choice to purchase. now i am all set , i  can use my paulywinder ( spinolutions SPINPERFECT auto winder 

or make art or bulky plied yarns with my 32 oz or 64  .yes i have changed them out but i found i wanted one wheel dedicated  for the paulywinder and finner yarns set up all the time.   




when i card my art yarn  batts i do 3-4 batts in the same color way 


 i love the pauluwinder !







spinning my singles on firefly 1 16 0z head .
 




 plying my singles on firefly  number 2 , the 32 oz head 








no more jerking and  difficult pulling as i ply the singles . i use  my  SPINOLUTION LAZY KATE CLICK HERE  it can be feree sgtanding i have mine mounted on my firefly 1 ,you can see in the photo

i thread plied these singles my cone of textured plying thread is in the ASHFORD YARN CONE HOLDER CLICK HERE 
why is this piece of equipment so amazing? there are no metal eye hooks with seams that catch fine threads or fuzzy yarns like mohair ( used for core spinning) it unfurls effortlessly using this amazing yarn cone holder. i have one in my spinning studio, one next to my looms for winding bobbins, and another one by my warping frames for winding warps! almost daily use of this piece of equipment.






PEACE THROUGH FIBERS 


JILL NICKOLENE SANDERS 


WWW.SAORISANTACRUZ.COM


                                      MY ETSY SHOP







WEAVING PROGRESSION OF 4 NEW SAORI HATS AT THE STUDIO : SAORISANTACRUZ

 I went on a hat weaving spree last week and warped and wove 4 new saori hats!



 photos are not in chronological order 






4 hats one warp. it all starts by winding a warp 
 why i love the  15 yard saori warping frame? it is free standing, no need for a table or wall! you can get the saori warping frame with the  folding stand separatly, but the stand makes it even more usable. the stand allows you to adjust the height and the metal rail allow you to sit up close and wind and warp with interfering with a chair if you chose to do that. 
the pegs slant outwards just enough to keep the warps on beautifully 
it has eye hooks to do the thumb flip 5 at at a time with needing a warping paddle 
maple wood YOU CAN WARP MUCH FASTER WITH THE SAORI WARPING FRAME

click  FOR INFO SAORI WARPING FRAME HERE





 this saori hat is up in my etsy shop  it is named "BLUE JAZZ NOTES"

 these two saori hats are already SOLD



 

this is my happy hat i call it " don't worry about a thing, because every thing is going to be alright" 


 this saori hat is available just up in my etsy shop 


I USE MOSTLY COTTON YARN THERE ARE SOME RAYON PLYS AND BLENDS BUT ALL MY HATS ARE HAND WASHABLE  
ALL ARE VERY SOFT 


many of the yarns i use are up in my Etsy shop 


 


I  BEAMMED ON  AND THREADED MY WARP ON THE AMAZING KENZO TABLE TOP SYSTEM MAKES IT FASTER AND WAY MORE ERGONOMIC  here you see the dividing rod with a secure fitting wooden cap . it will work for the 60 and the piccolo size harnesses 


 special adapters for the piccolo harnesses 

 beamed on, heddles threaded , reed threaded ….

 
tied up carried to my piccolo loom hung tensionsed ready to weave !


i chose to use my piccolo loom 






 Braiding the warps make sure to allow 2-3 hours for this  as you finish your hats .













"BLUES JAZZ NOTES "









 PEACEFUL WEAVING THE COSTAL REDWOODS  WWW.SAORISANTACRUZ.COM


MY ETSY SHOP HERE