Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Make your own unique Saori ready made warp class and creating wrist wraps using your Saori bobbin winder

 The Kenzo Table Top threading and beaming system was used to teach Lea how to make her own ready made warp roll to take home and thread Last week! 

 The  wonderful Ashford threading stand 6 cone ashford threading stand here 

The fabulous saori warping frame Warping frame here

the Kenzo Saori table top beaming and threading system click here 
Lea brought  to show me her weaving that has all her own handspun and dyed yarn in the weft  !


I hope everyone had a full happy thanksgiving last week. this was the first time in 3 yeras that more people gathered rather than immediate  family. we had thanksgiving at our son's home and freinds and extended family attended. i packed the SAORI PICCOLO 40  loom in the car and we had fun making wrists wraps and small hangings with bells . 

THE SAORI ART YARN MAKER HERE  making cords, or yarn lengths to add to your weavings too is easy with the your saori bobbin winder and the art yarn maker  the saori bobbin winder also can be purchased as a table top clamp on bobbin winder saori stand alone bobbin winder here 

video of the desk top clamped on to a work surface wonky because i am holding the yarn and turning the bobbin winder with my iPhone in my hand! The stand alone bobbin winder
Is great or if you have a piccolo you can remove the bobbin winder with one screw takes a minute tops and use the claps that came when you bought the loom to attach it to a table top. Easy peasy! 

several wanted to weave so i had a project of a  small hanging with a brass bell …..

 Patricia  wanted to wear her's! around her neck. cute!


Linda's weaving  could hang on a door knob or on a winter solstice tree !



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Friday, November 18, 2022

Weaving classes and Spinning classes and a new Saori hat at Saori Santa Cruz with videos

Spinning classes trying out 6 diferent wheels this week at the studio.

 learning to wind a bobbin 

Kamala enjoyed trying the various different  styles and manufactures 

th Spinolution Firefly with built in 18 hour battery and the auto winder called the PAULWINDER like a (woolee winder)
more info click  here THE FIREFLY

the spinolution wheels are not heel toe action but a rocking motion to treadle very ergonomic 

 the ashford traditional wheel is wonderful  as is the ashford espinner 3 electronic and easy both are easy to learn on.
Next was the louet S10C. WHEEL which has options for scotch tension or bobbin lead Irish tension.

Kamala tried both and loved the classic Louet iriah tension louet double treadle wheel irish tension here

 she also tried out the spinolution bullfrog and the ashfoird espinner 3 with a woolee winder.
spining fine lace weight on all 6 wheels but options for thicher longer larger bobbins too!


Sabine came to try saori weaving and buy a saori loom so she wanted to try out the different models. she thought she wanted the folding wx60 model but loved the ch60 non folding with 2" height risers.


I wove a autumn SAORI HAT all very soft cotton washable and so soft it is up in my  ety shop

inspiration from our back yard  the ash and Ginkgo tree 

 another new student who is coming back to weave some holiday gifts in 2 weeks. 

learning to weave 

peaceful spinning and weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders