Sunday, January 25, 2015

The latest Saori weaving students at Saori Santa Cruz

Erin  and  Catherine with her daughter are weaving for the first time this past week at the studio...

Erin makes jewelry  and wanted to see what Saori weaving was. She scheduled a TRY IT CLASS

   She wove a "fantablous" piece and  wants to come back for  full day of weaving.. she loved and wants to learn how to spin yarns at the studio maybe a  learn to spin class is in her future too.

 Catherine and her daughter Layla came for a mother and daughter class .
 Layla wanted to leave negative spaces in her weaving, she is very artistic I could  see even at 9 years old! so I showed her how to leave spaces!

 Mom tried it as well.

negative spacing
 Adding fluff.

  Mommy and me class  is over and just look at their beautiful  first ever weavings!

   There weavings  with the sun streaming through !  almost like stained glass.
For Lyala's birthday there is talk that she wants to schedule and have her freinds come up for a Saori  Santa Cruz weaving Birthday party !

Roberta finished threading her Saori 4 harness and sleyed her reed in NOW in  this class  in her studio i taught her  how to beam on and tie up.

 Warp threads are ALL beamed on now ...she can  now start to weave her mobius scarf! very good job roberta!

new organic  cotton yarn set

Peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Louet's new S10C double treadle spining wheel comparison

Available  to try out in my my studio or purchase from my Etsy new s10 DT wheel here to ship now.

I love all my Louets wheels. some are 20+ yearts old some 8 years old and then there is the NEW Louet S10 concept wheel! it comes completely apart with quick release knobs. It fits into Louets optional padded  zippered bag with back straps and grab handle.  louet new s10c padded bag here

  If you do not want a fixed hook flyer you can choose the art yarn flyer,  sliding hook or high speed flyers, regular or bulky bobbins….. you build  and order you own wheel that you customize.
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 I did a side by side comparisom between the louet classic wheel double treadle irish tension and the new concept S10C wheel with the 5 spoke design.
I expected to find the momentum on the original solid ply wood wheel with a single hole wheel to be  better. I WAS AMAZED I never once had to reach over to postition the wheel on the new 5 spoke s10 C wheel! I took off the new reissued fixed hook flyer and an a regular bobbin on both wheels . I would spinn take the flyer off and and try it on the other wheel. 
I am very pleased with the new concept wheel. I weighed it  on a shipping scale basically IT CAME IN at  only11 lbs!

 All the tools you will need to asemble it came with it loom. I put it together  in 21 minutes taking my time.

 VERY  Easy to disassemble

...and if you prefer scotch tension you can order  the s10C the upright and mother of all and bobbins single or double treadle.