lets look at the yardage first .This is her cotton yardage about 5 and half yards.
This is her 8 1/2 yards of wool warp and weft yardage ( we wound the warp last she came ) For Saori Classes here or get custom classes email me
These books are very helpful Saori clothing design books in my etsy shop here
I love every one of these saori books. Not many of the designs are ones I personally use are from these books but it is a wonderful way for most student of saori to start someplace and have a outline to springboard from.
Deb winding the wool warp ….DEB WINDING HER SAORI WARP FOR THIS PIECE CLICK HERE
Matt ,Deb's husband ,came to pick her up she is very happy !
Cotton yardage next coming up !
I thought AND VISUALIZED about how wide and how long Debs yardage was I helped her decide what designs she could do and from that measurment and how the yardage was sufficent to apply.and how we could adapat to make it work. At first she wanted to do a vest but there was just enough yardage to sew a jacket so we set about to do that….
when we were all done just 2 tiny small pieces of fabric only about 3" x 5" remained! That was really calculating it close !
Her second light weight jacket is powerful and just Amazing! we fussy cut some areas so the back and fronts would be more artistic …
I have been sewing my own garments since the age of ten… my mother made ends meet by sewing for others I sat her feet as she sewed on the old black Necchi and Singer sewing machines …
from the age of 14 my mother ,now a single mom working full time , said," if you sew your own clothing I will pay for the fabric and supplies and no restrained budget!" well I did just that!That is how I learned to sew and I have never stopped!
I have taught clothing construction for decades , and for 14 years I designed and sewed wedding dress and bridal wear ( heart gallery studio)
I have woven since my early 20's and spun my own yarns for that long of period as well…
It is very natural for me to touch and listen to the Saori yardage and let it speak to me...
but wait MORE ?? whats this?
yes we had enough scraps FROM THE WOOL YARDAGE and Debs lovely fringe was among those scraps and I WAS DYEING TO USE to so just enough time to squeeze in one more piece if we concentrate so off to create a vest!!!!
thank you for a lovely 2 days of working together and the creativity…..
PEACE FROM THE LOOM and the cutting table in the redwood forest of California
Jill Nickolene Sanders
My Etsy shop