Mara is a senior in high school, and has been fascinated with fibers, and yarns, and other fiber arts for some time now. This was her first introduction into learning to spin ( a gift from her nanny Audry, thank you Audry for introducing her to fibers!).
I must say she did amazing for her drop spindle class, spinning various varieties of fleeces.
First park and draft.
next spinning dyed roving, separated into pencil roving strips
Learning on a bottom whorl turkish spindle.
plying the second skein.
We took off the two ply yarn from the niddy noddy, now Mara is making a skein, and then we will soak it .
a fantastic first time spinner, with two little pretty skeins to take home. The first little skeins, from fleece to yarn are always the the most treasured and magical,
Peaceful weaving and spinning in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders
Robin has been asking me for several months to have a Saori sewing day class with some of her finished Saori yaradage and pieces but I was to swamped, yesterday we finely had a whole day to play and sew and drape and here are Robins new Saori tops! Saori Santa Cruz studio classes
measuring and cutting
From Saori hand woven yaradage, to top.
pinning and layout
Trying it on and pinning a few times it is looking sooooo good.
HER NEW TOP . So very happy.
EXPERIMENTING WITH MUSLINS
loosely followed this new Saori book
I do not read Japanese but the diagrams were easy to follow. I have this new saori book it for sale My etsy shop
Second decision we are making a vest.
Here is Robin deciding on which of her Saori fabrics to use a few
Well into her next piece of cutting flipping and piecing and playing......
and trying on
All done , absolutely gorgeous and the colors are so rich.
Robin did not want to cut the the loose wefts in the front I love that look, good idea !
Cleaning up I found some scraps, so I thought of a pocket .I pinned it on , one last detail .Robin is going to sew it on at home.