|Someone LOVES Saori weaving.|
|A small collection at an amazing studio.|
Wow! I just got back from an amazing visit to the bay area. It was so super so visit with my amazing friend Jenne and her family. We did so many amazing things, there will be several posts to reflect my adventures…
|Tea, inspiring stones and magical bobbins all ready for our workshop.|
The first thing I would like to share is our Saori weaving workshop. We met Jill of Saori Santa Cruz and got to try out Saori weaving in her beautiful studio surrounded by redwood trees.
|Getting down to business…|
Saori weaving is a way of weaving that allows the creator to be completely free and open to what they are creating. It took me a while to "get into" it. I tried really hard to enter the studio with no expectations or ideas of what I wanted to produce and just let myself be inspired by the materials, atmosphere and my lovely friend - and of course Jill!
|Weaving away on another loom.|
|Pleased with the results!|
We also got to try out this new amazing spinning wheel from National Custom Spinning Works. The man who makes them used to do custom cars and you can really tell by the aesthetic and materials!
|Jenne trying out a cool new wheel while Jill looks on.|
Jill was nice enough to write her own blog entry about our day, please take the time to read it too.
|Jenne inspects one of Jill's amazing creations.|