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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 Lynn (Pattern 7 in Shitate no Hon).

Happy Weaving,

Terri

Custom warp

Last week I enjoyed making a custom warp.

Tanya asked if I could make a warp for her based on a basket of yarns that she has. She wants to make a baby blanket for a friend. She asked for a wide, approximately 5 metre long warp, that is ‘stripe-y’. Yarns should be suitable for a baby blanket and be based on, but not limited to, the colours in her basket of yarns.

Here’s the basket of beautiful yarns…

SAORI baby blanket

So I made a warp in all cottons (her yarns are bamboo and cotton).
It is 240 threads wide and 5.5 metres long.

Here is the warp…

SAORI baby blanket

It was fun to make! I have asked Tanya if she could take a picture once it is on her loom and then the finished blanket as it will be fun to see the whole collaborative process.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

SAORI Salt Spring

Rose coloured yarns

Recently I received some wonderful ‘sets’ of yarn, put together by SAORI Japan. I have them listed on my catalogue page. Some have sold, but others in the studio have just been catching my eye.

Rose coloured yarns

So, I took some of the yarns from the Rose Cotton set and wound up a warp – using 5 strands at a time – a very fast way to make a warp on the SAORI warping board. I changed out one or two or more of the threads every so often to blend them.

Rose coloured yarns

Now my next project will be “Through Rose Coloured Yarns”.

Rose coloured yarns

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

2009 – Year of Natural Fibres

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibres.

International Year of Natural Fibres

There is a great video about it here.

Here on Salt Spring there is certainly a lot of sheep, some llama, alpaca and goats and one member of our weavers guild has grown and processed some linen. We also have some great local resources, Treenway Silks selling lovely silk yarn and ribbon, Jane Stafford Textiles who has every colour of cotton, along with wool, cottonlin, linen and other fibres and the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill who processes wool, mohair and other fibres into rovings, yarn, batts, etc – all of them will also do mail order.

Does anyone have any special events planned around this? What natural fibres do you use?

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio