Saori and Talking for the Week
What a week! It seems there’s been no time for blogging or even thinking. I’m still threading the thousands on ends on my new project so haven’t got much to show on that at the moment.
My ‘lecture’ went well this week, and my artist audience was generous and lovely. But I was shocked that I could have talked for nearly two hours! My friends and husband weren’t surprised though. Don’t worry I gave them all a coffee break in the middle and I didn’t see any of them fall asleep. The biggest surprise was that I was in a proper lecture room like in the movies. The set up of the room made everything great. I particularly like a lectern or table to put my notes on when I talk as sometimes my hands shake even when I don’t particularly feel nervous. I guess it’s easy to talk when you love your subject. Even though apparently many people are more terrified of public speaking than dying!
The other exciting weaving development is the arrival of my Saori weaving loom from Osaka. It is a really beautiful loom. It is finely engineered with simple elegance and a pure pleasure to weave on. No wonder Saori is accessible to so many people. The loom really says it all. I’m very, very impressed.It already has its first appearance booked at another lecture.
|A little ‘real’ lecture room made all the difference for a presentation.|
|I only received the loom an hour before it was up and running as Saori includes a pre-threaded warp to start you up.|
|The loom comes with all accessories including a bobin winder attached to the side of the loom and a lovely shelf to place your ‘colours’ on. I have always maintained that table looms just turn people off weaving as most are slow and clumsy. Saori has foot powered pedals which makes the weaving process a joy and allows you to really ‘breathe’ in the fabric being woven.|