Lonnie has been a studio member for at least 3 years. He is a man who does if he decides to do. He had completed a coat woven with rayon chenille last year. Of course he sewn it. Last week he finished a bow tie. I think he is going to wear it for a prom. I would love to see him on a shirt and suites. It would be fabulous. I don’t know anyone else who can tie a regular bow tie like he does (not ones which a bow is sewn.).
Frank made his first mobius scarf. He mixed many different fibers. He has a large family and the item like this usually goes to a stash for his holiday gift. I hope a grand daughter and a daughter won’t fight over it. When he finished weaving, we ended up to take apart of the breast beam since it was around it. I was so glad that he used a SAORI 60 loom which we were able to take the beam off. On SX60 we could not. (This is a warning to you!)
Annie, my intern made a 3/4 circle skirt. She is a sewer and she was curious about how the regular pattern works for SAORI fabric. To make this circle, she wove a lot of fabric. She said that the fabric was too heavy so she needed to put the suspenders. She is wearing it many occasions.
Kicki from Sweden spent a whole week to take my classes intensively. She is a traditional weaving teacher in Sweden. She got a grant to come to US to study new approach which might attract younger generations to her classes. Even though she is a traditional weaver, she definitely has a open spirit to understand SAORI way.
Maggie from Springfield, MA had spent full 4 days in a week for training at the studio to complete Advanced Basic Course. She has been weaving a 4 harness loom and a rigid heddle loom. She fell in love with SAORI and got a SAORI loom. I believe this was her first time to make wearable item from woven fabric. She just needs to hem the edges to finish. I hope she wears this for our SAORI kai, on April 27th.
It’s impossible to capture everything happened at the studio to report on this blog. However, I am trying it because these things are so inspiring to others. And I believe that people get the fundamental SAORI philosophy from it.