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Blossom Festival

I have been wanting to go to Japan during Cherry Blossom season ever since I started Saori Weaving and made my first trip there. Last year I missed it by a couple of weeks. This year it is my prayers that I’m sending to Japan.

However, this weekend there is a Blossom Festival on Salt Spring Island!! How cool is that?? So, I’m going to participate and take my Saori loom with a ‘blossom’ warp on it and take a basketful of blossom-y yarns and invite people to weave.

Blossom Festival 2011

The banner, when completed, will be sent to Japan as I see it as a sign of new growth, rebuilding, collaboration and hope.

Cherry Blossom

This will happen on Sunday, April 10 at the Harbour House Hotel in Ganges on Salt Spring Island from Noon – 5pm. There are many other events happening too. Here is a pdf of the festival events.

If you are able, please come by and add some threads of hope and spring to the banner.

A friend of mine just sent this quote that I think is so appropriate – and so I’ve added it to this post:

Yoshida Kenko once said that “Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.”

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

4 replies
  1. Chris Dalziel
    Chris Dalziel says:

    Very beautiful weaving and a lovely sentiment, too, Terri. Wish I could join you on Sunday and weave a few picks. But I will be thinking of your project and Japan.
    chris

  2. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    And, I too, will be weaving with you in spirit! And, sending love and prayers for healing to Japan.

    Your banner looks beautiful. I look so forward to seeing photos of it as it progresses and when it is done. Please weave some of my love into it….

  3. jeannine
    jeannine says:

    I wish you good luck in weaving you banner. I hope lots of people will add treads of hope to it.
    It just happened that I was outside in the backyard this afternoon and watched the cherrytree with all those glorious flowers; I suddenly realised that i nearly missed the flowers as life is so hectic that sometimes i don’t go there in weeks. I hardly have time to weave these days but i promess myself to weave at least once a week .

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