I am excited about the transition of the business. My husband had been helped the business for past 7 years to develop the website, build relationship with many institutions in the community and much more. However, I realized that I needed to focus the core of SAORI Weaving. I need to do it on my own way without his help. Offering continuous classes that people are able to learn not only weaving skills but also sewing and designing their own clothing is so important. Yes, I have been doing that for all those years. What I would like to do now is developing deeper level of what SAORI Weaving could do to the world. (M)
I decided to do the last bulk order in 2012. I will get WX 60 and piccolo for stock. WX60 is the new model which was released in this year. It’s beautiful and so comfortable to weave. Some said that when they advanced the warp, it didn’t come smoothly comparing to SX60 which has a wire brake. For the solution to that, you may turn the cloth roller first to loosen the warp a bit then push the brake pedal.
Great future is that it’s lighter than SX60. It has wider reed race and a nicer bobbin winder. The harness cord stoppers are installed. A clipping rod will come with it. It’s a dream loom. If you are thinking of holiday gift to get, please let me help you!
Today I attended Marcel’s funeral. He had been coming to the studio since 2008 and wove many items. He was forces to be cooperative with many physical problems and developmental difficulties for all his life. His sense of humor might have been his life skill to survive although it didn’t work so well sometimes. His choice of bright colors must have been a light in his heart for his life which inspired many people in the studio. The studio was the only place for him to socialize and the only place that he was accepted as being creative.
He always had clear ideas about his projects and he worked on to finish. Early this year he made a wide belt which had several pockets that he wanted to keep his money and keys in. Instead of a shoulder bag, he deigned this belt by himself. The problem was the belt didn’t stay in fit on his body. So we sewn elastic bands behind it. We tried to make sure it stayed on his waste while he was standing, sitting and walking. It didn’t work well. Then he came up the idea to make a strap for it. I thought it would have been easier to make a shoulder bag at the first place. But he didn’t mind. He started make a narrow piece for the strap and he’s gone in the middle of the work. I regret I didn’t take a picture of him and the belt. We decided to wait until the belt was completed with the strap.
He died on the Thanksgiving Day. It reminded me of being thankful for each moment to live. And from now on every Thanksgiving will bring his memory which I thought he really loved us all to do so. Rest in peace, Marcel. I surely miss your presence in the class.