Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spin In Weekend




Well I finally got to go to my classes and do some serious damage to my checking account this weekend. I went to the Wisconsin Spin In in Pewaukee, WI. My class on Friday was all day spinning with Amy Tyler. It was blending color at the wheel. We had such a nice relaxing day. Then I went to visit all the vendors and bought some goodies. Saturday was a morning class with Chiaki O'Brien-Saori Weaving. I was really fun. I got a little more in depth learning about the Saori style of weaving, and it was nice to get to know Chiaki. She was so sweet. I bought the Saori book and when she showed me her picture on the cover I had her autograph it. (I bet she thought I was goofy). I really enjoyed using the special Saori loom. They are very simple and easy to use. I'll be starting a loom "kitty" to get myself one sometime in the future. They're small, I'll find room-really.

8 comments:

  1. Glad you had fun. Yes...I should probably start my kitty for Fiber Fest in August...it's amazing how much money you find yourself spending if you don't set a limit.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. Kathi--What fun!! I love buying fiber goodies and taking classes. How interesting about the Saori weaving...now I'm going to have to google it to find out more about it! XXO-

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  3. Sounds like a great experience. There's nothing better than a day when you can learn something new about fiber. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  4. Look at all your goodies! It sounds like a wonderful time!

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  5. Ooohh, if you spun the stuff in the top photo, awesome!

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  6. Yay! Fiber purchases! I can enjoy those vicariously! Everything looks lovely, please post pictures of the spinning wips!

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  7. I've been checking out the Saori site on Rav but must admit I don't understand the difference between the looms.

    I've looked at them on line and see they have what appears to be a wheel on the side. Can't figure out what this is for.

    Looks like you found lots of yummy stuff.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  8. What a terrific day you had. Now that I'm getting the hang of spinning (at least at the early beginner level), I'm hoping to get to some workshops in the year ahead. Enjoy your new goodies!

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