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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Threading away from the loom with the brilliant Saori Kenzo table top system, Siru rigid heddle loom art yarn scarf , student finishes her saori scarf

 SAORI Santa Cruz is open for scheduled classes contact me here 

saori santa cruz studio scroll to the bottom grey bar at the bottom  of website for my email to contact me 




Antoniette had been weaving her scarf in August , went on vacation and came back this week  to finish it . I love her folkloric colors !






I  would wear this scarf right now! LOVE IT!  she wove a wonderful scarf ! sign up and come weave a scarf! no previous weaving experience needed !

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Wanting to use some of my art yarn stash  so i warped and wove a scarf with my hand spun on my 
SIRU rigid heddle loom

 
i tried a new way to direct warp with my glimakra raddle 
Siru heddels come in 3 sizes i needed a larger one for my art yarn so i hacked a ashford rigid heddle 
( i sell ashford rh looms in my new etsy shop) it works perfectly! it only took 15 minutes change . a hack saw was i needed.


and  beaming on with out going through the heddle worked!
i love trying out new ideas i have though up. 


in my new  etsy shop CENTERINGWITHFIBER
this loom is sturdy and strong , a lot of fun.













 my art yarn that i spun and used in this scarf 


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  Just had to wind a happy cotton warp for my saori loom. i wanted it yellow! so i gathered my yarns and and wound a warp on my saori warping frame 











 take off the warp WITH OUT CHAINING! and place it in a bag .





 i can not tell you how much i love the Saori warping frame ! along with it i love the ASHFORD 6 CONE THREADING HOLDER HERE i wound a 12 yard warp 280 ends in about an hour. winding 5 at a time for the KENZO TABLE TOP SYSTEM 




beam your warps comfortably standing in front of and turning the  handled beam  after you have placed the warp in the built in dividing rod ( raddle)

 all beamed on now trim the ends to be even 


no leaning over the loom for hours thread the harneses and reed on the table top comfortably pick up  the inside set and take to your loom and hang it all threaded! Tension hook up treadles in minutes you are weaving . 





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lets talk yarn, cotton yarn  i have many yarns in my etsy shop here etsy shop sections yarns 
here are 3 yarn  cotton cone sets in 3 different weights 
8/2 the thinner weight great for warps and weft. 8/4 a bit thicker for both warp and weft  , and 4/4 great for textures and bags, and rugs and place mats



also i have these soft cotton yartns in another section of my etsy shop








PEACEFUL WEAVING IN THE REDWOODS 
Jill Nickolene Sanders
my Saori Etsy shop here saorisantacruz on Etsy here
my Etsy shop for rigid heddel looms like siru and ashford table looms CENTERINGWITHFIBER ETSY SHOP HERE






 reopened in June from covid shut down. contact me you will have needed  to have had your covid  vaccines and wear a wear a mask










Friday, August 20, 2021

The Saori WX60 folding wood loom goes home with a student Saori Santa Cruz

 Hanks first adventure was 2 years ago with the Saori piccolo loom . He decided to move up to the saori wx60 folding loom which has almost 24" weaving width. he came to the studio to pick it up along with a bench .




SAORI WOOD FOLDING WX60 LOOM IN STOCK HERE 


 betsy came down with hank . here he is trying out the loom and bench. 



i wound a 10 yard warp in white  cotton for him 


beam on,thread comfortably AWAY FROM THE LOOM WITH THE 

KENZO TABLE TOP BEAMING AND THREADING SYSTEM here




I INSTALLED ON THE WX60  EXTRA'S on Hanks loom
INSTEAD OF USING YOUR FOOT TO KICK THE BREAK RELEASE THIS IS A HAND LEVER 


AND THE CLOTH ADVANCE LEVER ( YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GRASP THE CLOTH BEAM TO ADVANCE WINDING CLOTH BEAM LEVER HERE




covid safe classes have resumed again outside 
contact me link to my email etc here 

peaceful weaving in the redwood mountains 
Jill Nickolene Sanders