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Gathering of bobbins

Last night I gathered up my tangle of bobbins and sorted them out in preparation for some workshops. I filled a basket and as I was doing that I was thinking about all the yarns on the bobbins…

 

I was wondering what the most popular colour was, or if there is one.

As I said that out loud, my friend said to me that he thought the most popular colours were the ones that had been on the empty bobbins!! Haha! A new perspective….love it!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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AiR – the bobbin gathering

After I had gathered up all my bobbins with yarn of various sorts…

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I put on a black cotton warp and wove all the colours onto the warp…

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Wow – that was more yarn than I thought. Not sure what I’ll make with this – a technicolour dream coat? a colourful skirt or top? Or perhaps it will hang in my studio for a while with all the engery of many weavers at the studio.

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I also experimented a bit with making a ruffle – using different tensions on the warp threads. The right side is a 50 thread warp that was added on the side of a regular warp – and tension on the extra threads was just through clips on the back – and front.

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Kenzo-sensei had showed me how to do this when I was last in Japan but I hadn’t tried it until now! This is just a short piece as I had another workshop to prepare for and needed the warp – but I’ll try this again for sure…

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Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Shuttles

For anyone who hasn’t tried out the Saori looms and other accessories, I thought I’d show you some of the Saori Shuttles.  Great tools whether you are weaving in the Saori way or any other way …

Saori Shuttles

Saori Shuttles

Front Shuttle – standard Saori shuttle

Middle Shuttle – extra large Saori shuttle

Back Shuttle – ‘Shuttle with Pegs’ – can be used for people with limited mobility in their hands – no rod to put the bobbin on, pegs on each end to push the shuttle back and forth on a shuttle shelf (guess I need to get a picture of this too). The shuttle shelf attaches to the shuttle race to give a flat surface to run the shuttle back and forth on. There are adjustable stoppers at each end so that the shuttle stops when it is reached. I have used this for people who are blind, or for others with only one hand to weave with.

Saori bobbins

Saori Shuttles

The bobbins come in two styles, ones with flanges and ones without.

Saori Shuttles

A fun thing about the standard size shuttle is that two of the regular plastic bobbins fit into the shuttle and people have been using this for combining colours. When one bobbin runs out, another is wound and put in and the weaving continued – a fun way to play with colour.

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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