I took a class yesterday at Saori Santa Cruz. The owner Jill is amazing! The setting where her studio is located is beautiful and her studio is to die for. I spent 8 hours there and the time just flew by.
Jill showed me a new way to measure warp. We measured with 5 threads at one time. I had no idea you could do that. She has this amazing wall (actually several of them) of threads and I was told to choose any 5 I wanted. Oh…My…that was hard!! I wound up with 5 cones of threads I wasn’t sure would go together, but take a look at the photo above of the beauty of them together. Jill was so supportive – she said anything will work and boy was she right!!
I also got to choose any yarn I wanted to weave with. I started weaving and was quickly sucked into adding fleece bits and fabric strips.
I learned how to make planned slots in my weaving. I can totally see LOVING this and using this method a LOT. I wove portions of my piece over and over to kind of give the section a stacked look.
I was trying out some brooks bouquet when Jill sat down and showed me some crazy weaving that I love! This kind of weaving is so freeing. I felt my mind spinning with so many new ideas!
I still need to knot the ends, but I finished (Jill let me stay a little extra) and I’m completely hooked on this method of weaving!