Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sewing Saori clothing class, learn to warp on a Saori warping frame , busy studio visits….

 Saori hand woven yardage waiting to sewn into garments! Leigh Ann is celebrating you first year since she was introduced to SaoriWeaving at the studio ! Look at this amazing fabric!
Ending 2016 with lots of students  coming to classes at the studio!

  We discussed  and tried on muslins for fit  and then set about sewing pieces together to cut out

 Sucess day one is done and her green  SAORI JACKET for he mother in law is compleate .
she will do a little finish work at home!

 Day 2 Leigh Ann is sewing her blue yardage for a saori jacket for herself. It was raining, yea! no drought this winter so far at least!
 both days we start my draping the washed and pressed yardage on her and discussed what she would like . we were warm in the tree house sewing studio .
we start to cut and piece her amazing saori loom woven Yardage.

Saori Sewing classes available by scheduled times here at the studio.

 lots of trying on sewing , more cuting , cutting again  and her own Jacket emerges!

  We liked a pronounced asymmetrical hem and leaving fringes on the center front

   I showed her how to fussy cut the back with with a center vent .love it!

  A quick photo shoot  out on the weavers path because it is still raining...

TWO great jackets Leigh Ann! this blue be will fantastic with jeans too!


 Lea  scheduled a full zen day of weaving

  her morning piece taken off,  she ate lunch and  then she wove  all afternoon self directed again.. she brought her Hand spun yarns to use!

  She used fabric strips  and loved the 20" handmade boat shuttles here in my Etsy shop. great for torn fabrics or sakori,  art yarns! 

  Baskets of  beautiful finsihed saori weaving cloth she wove went home with her to be installed in a collaborative show next month with her partner's  pieces who does metal sculptures.

 Leigh Ann is ready to learn to wind a warp!

  she starts out by choosing all the yarns she may want to use.

 saori warping frames here with the folding stand

  Now to use the saori cross holder here takes the place of holding the cross in your hands or useing lease sticks .
 she brought her saori inside set what is a inside set look here

 second day threading on the Saori threading holder here comfortably away from the loom

  warped beamed on.. it is beautiful!

  now she has her own ready made warp roll  of 12 yards to take home and put on her saori wx60 loom!


 Tea wants to have her 9th birthday party  with 5 other classmates at the studio! So she came and checked it out i showed her how to weave on the piccolo loom!  Birthday parties at the studio are very fun!

  another new weaver… Jolie and her partner came for a try it class this week too…

  Beautiful long blues hanging!!!

 Peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders

my Etsy shop

Friday, December 9, 2016

Spinning on Louet wheels, Ashford country spinner 2, and spinolution. and Saori weavers

Julie came to the studio for a Saori try it class but she is also shopping for a new spinning wheel and she scheduled a time to come to do both at the studio.Shane ,her husband came too and was very attentive and listened as well!

First wheel  she tried was the LOUET S10C  5 SPOKE WHEEL it was set up in Irish tension with the 

  the Louet s10 C wheel breaks down  easily and fits in a louet bag or suitcase too.

 next she tried the LOUET CLASSIC S10 WHEEL  ONE HOLE  with the standard flyer and bobbin, then the victoria travel wheel which is scotch tension  THE LOUET VICTORIA TRAVEL WHEEL and loved those as well.

 Julie was more use to scotch tension but by the time she finished  trying them all she was defiantly  liking the Irish tension and double treadle more and more.
 the great feature of the Louet s10 C's you can switch them out to Irish tension, or scotch tension! really amazing like three wheels in one, a regular flyer irsih tension, a art yarn wheel with the art yarn flyer, and the scotch tension option as well. ( the classic S10's   you can not switch out )

 This is what the s10c loooks like with the scotch tension mother of all and flyer and bobbin on. a very versatile wonderful wheel.

  Next Julie tried out the Ashford country spinner 2. She spun well on it but preferred the versatility of the Louets s10C.
  She finished up trying the The new SPINNOLUTION POLLYWOG  wheel and spun well on it but she did not like it as much  as the LOUET S10C.

Next we started her on her  SAORI TRY IT CLASS.  Julie had never woven before

 But she did beautifully!
  SAORI WX60 LOOMS allow a never before weaver to experience free weaving in a matter of minutes, full of life, fun not soulless predictable weaving imitating  that what machines  could do.

  she is holding a branch she picked out  from my container  collected from our property  for her weaving . i removed the looms clipping rod she will tie in on at home !
 she has a  beautiful wall hanging ... her first weaving ever to take home.
 thank you Shane for driving Julie down and supporting  her on this fiber arts adventure.

and for me...
 Finished  Saori hat number  3 !  Hats are up in my etsy shop JILLS SAORI HATS here

  This one is named  "fall river rafting"

 and my lavender, navy and cucumber green  thickoh so soft cotton hat with a bit of sparkle  just finished today Etsy shop for this hat here

  my last of the warp of the soft cotton Saori Hats with longer braided fringe

saori hat here

 holiday gifting for the fiber person  or for yourselves…. how about some spinning wool top here  i have dozens of shades and fibers to chose from these are but a small sampling 

  or choose from  dozens of my organic 8/2 cottonlin coned yarns set here to see more colors

 the  foldable  portable ashford knitter rigid heddle loom with bag 12",20",28"

  a ecomonical weaving comb

and lastly  a  treat a  soft baby alpaca and camel saori 12 cone baby alpaca and camel saori yarn set

 another new Saori weaver...
Meet Rachelle  an increadable natural  dyer and shibori fiber artist who has tried many mediums. 
she came to the studio to try out the Saori ch60 looms. 

  some of her amazing work!

  she loved the Saori CH60 loom!

I assembled CH60 LOOM INFO HERE  she picked it a few day latter to take it home  ...a journey to her next fiber exploration.

Jill Nickolene Sanders