Artist’s Statement

Terry Bibby

Terri Bibby is a SAORI freestyle weaver and designer, creating one-of-a-kind asymmetric clothing, scarves, wraps, bags and wall hangings in the SAORI style. Her weaving is inspired by the ever changing colours and textures of nature that surround her.

In her studio in the woods on Salt Spring Island, Terri offers classes, workshops and retreats on weaving, warping and clothing design for all ages. She has had over 1,800 people “Weave for Peace” on beautiful peace banners that have been displayed around the world.

 

Terri Bibby is a SAORI freestyle weaver and designer.

About Terri Bibby

When I first took a weaving class in 1984, I knew that this was the thread that tied things together. I jumped right in and joined the Edmonton Weavers’ Guild and got involved. After taking courses, workshops and Master Weaver classes at Olds College, I completed many types of weaving for guild sales and by commission.

I went on to study Fibre Arts at Grant McEwan Community College until the program was cut back and then cancelled, so unfortunately didn’t start soon enough to complete the whole program.

In the fall of 2005, after moving to Salt Spring Island, BC, I met a Saori weaver and rediscovered weaving in a new way. Saori weaving encourages expression of self, a freedom of weaving, of colour, texture and fibre that felt like a homecoming.

I have since attended the Canada-USA conference in Chaska, MN through Saori Studio “Fun” and had other fabulous trips to Japan. In the spring of 2010 I was able to spend time in Osaka studying with both Eiji Jo and Kenzo Jo and meeting more fabulous Saori people. We also were there to celebrate Misao Jo’s 97th birthday! I visited Japan again in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and hope to go each year to continue the connection to Japan, to SAORI and to the Jo family.

Workshops, classes & retreats are offered in my quiet studio in the woods on Salt Spring Island, BC Canada.

– Kim Campbell

Terri Bibby is a SAORI freestyle weaver and designer.
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