Entries by Terri

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Cowl Neck Top – Clothing Design

My newest cowl neck top in colours of Salt Spring and the Salish Sea in summer. My favourites. Mainly cotton. Based on pattern 8 in the Black Book – Shitate no Hon. Cowl neck. This weaving was completed some time ago and I finally made this top, inspired by a different cowl neck top by […]

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Y-shaped vest

The fabric for this vest is quite thick and heavy. The weft is 3-4 strands of wool wound together on a bobbin and I used lots of colour blending. The warp was 10 thin threads of wool per dent and heddle (yes all put together to be like one thicker thread) and then 2 individual […]

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Triangle Blouse Variation

When I first looked at this cloth, I thought I would make it into a simple top or vest with the white bands down the front. I cut the cloth in half and pinned it, and didn’t like it after all. Now what? I browsed through the pattern books to get a new idea and […]

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Placemat Vest Variation

I want to share some of the things I’ve made based on some patterns in the SAORI books. I say “based on” as nothing I make follows the pattern exactly. Each cloth, each person and so each piece of clothing is different. My variation here is using 1 1/2 widths of the cloth I had […]

January 2020 – A new decade

Happy New Year! I’ve just sent out a newsletter with events happening at the studio and in Victoria in 2020.  You can read it here. It includes information and registration for SAORI weaving workshops and retreats with SAORI Salt Spring.

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Changes coming to the SAORI Salt Spring Studio!

As of November this year, my teaching studio will be moved into Honeysuckle Cottage! This means there will be more space for weaving, a sewing room, a bathroom and full kitchen. We will still be in the woods, with a beautiful deck to enjoy. Honeysuckle Cottage – soon to be the SAORI Salt Spring Studio […]

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Spaces Between – A Healing Journey

“Spaces Between”  is an installation at the Green Raven Clinic on Salt Spring Island. Reflections: Warp – I am the warp. I am black and I am strong and I hold all these pieces together. Without the warp she could not weave. I am dark and in the background so that all the colours of […]

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Remembering Misao Jo

On January 10, 2018, Misao Jo sensei passed away peacefully. She was 104, with her 105th birthday just a few months away. Misao has inspired so many through the SAORI philosophy and her passion for it. At 57 she embarked on a journey that will carry on through her family and so many others. I […]

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Artist in Residence (AiR) – Fall 2016

Lynn Jones – reflections on her Artist in Residency at SAORI Salt Spring – Fall 2016 I was delighted to be the Artist in Residence at SAORI Salt Spring for 3 1/2 days this month. The deciding factor for me was ‘weaving on Salt Spring Island without distraction’! I have a very full life at […]