We have been coming and going this spring! Although it’s always very nice to have time in the studio, we are constantly lured away by all the SAORI enthusiasts we meet. This weekend was no exception! For the first time ever, SAORI made an appearance at DFW Fiber Fest. A huge Thank You to those of you who welcomed us at this event! This was a phenomenally organized event where it was obvious that the organizers put the attendees first in terms of accommodations. They have morning and afternoon class sessions during all three days of the event and the vendor hall is open throughout. Moreover, it is situated between DFW airport and Dallas-Love for easy access. Those of you who are anywhere within driving distance of this event, you have no excuse: mark you calendar for March 20-22, 2015!
This event, like many other fiber events, centers on spinning, knitting, and crocheting; however, there are also plentiful resources for weavers, rug hookers, and felters. We met so many enthusiastic knitters and spinners who are looking for ways to bust their stash or simply a new outlet for their creativity. The event has reach from Mississippi to West Texas and South Texas to Arkansas.
During the event, we introduced several new products! From SAORI, we have several limited edition ready-made warps…
Cashmere Ready-made Warp “Cappuccino” – 150 threads x 8m
Pink Cotton Warp – 200 threads x 6mPersimmon Cotton Warp – 200 threads x 6mWhite Cotton Warp – 200 threads x 6m
Cattleya Silk Warp – 150 threads x 6m
2014 New Year Lucky Box Set – 20 wool cones selected at random at the factory. The photo on the website is only an example of the set. We recommend this item to customers who enjoy surprises as they will not know what will be in the assortment until they receive and open it. (This cone set is also available as a half set – 10 cones each.)
Slub Silk Yarn – Warm Color (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON TOP)Slub Silk Yarn – Cool Color (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON BOTTOM)NOTE: These sets are also available as 4-cone sets.
Spring Flower Cotton (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON TOP)Green Leaf Cotton (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON BOTTOM)Natural Dyed Cotton (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON TOP)Natural Dyed Bombyx Silk (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON BOTTOM)
Coral Cotton Set (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON TOP)Blue Horizon Cotton Set (COLOR SET THAT IS PICTURED ON BOTTOM)
All of the above listed items are now available in our Etsy shop in whatever quantities exist. We are also re-introducing the Black Silk, Candy Box Cotton, Organic Cotton, and White Wool Ready-Mades as well as the Lame Silver & Gold Lucky Box and Silk Lucky Box Sets. These are back by popular demand. We hope that you will continue to let us know what you like so we can continue to request the items from Japan! Please note that all prices reflect the most recent pricing from SAORI Japan/ Sakaiseiki, effective April 1, 2014.
Additionally, you may have seen some press about the new Supplementary Beater from Real Fibers. It was featured in a project in the most recent Handwoven Magazine and also has made several appearances at our studio events.
Per typical, we also have a regular stream of Bluster Bay shuttles and our studio collaborations such as the Multiple-Bobbin Holder and 4-Harness Threading Holder, which are always available from our studio. Simply contact us directly for anything you do not see in our online shop. We always love to meet you, so please keep tabs on our studio calendar for classes that may interest you or events that may be local to you!