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Pink warp finished…

I finished weaving my pink warp today. I’m hoping once it’s washed and out to the studio that it will speak to me 🙂

Pink SAORI Weaving

For most of the weaving I was blending yarns together and using all kinds of things – cotton, wool, silk, yarn with beads, strips of cloth, handspun, etc.

Pink SAORI Weaving

And some close-ups…

Pink SAORI Weaving

It seemed to change partway through when I started using more handspun and treasure…

Pink SAORI Weaving

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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Thinking of Valentine’s …

I just finished off my blue warp and am very happy with the finished weaving. I’m going to make something with it – I’m thinking of a top or jacket. It has a lot of wool in it, along with silk, cotton, fabric strips, etc. so it should be warm.

SAORI Weaving blue

The ripple section on the right side is where I threaded two threads on the front harness, then two threads on the back harness for a section – so it is looser and has become wavy (perfect for the blues/greens). This photo is before washing.

I was tempted to put on another blue warp, but thought I would do a pink one instead – thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, colours of the heart chakra, springtime ….

SAORI Weaving valentines

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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Tara’s Dress

I spent a wonderful morning with Tara and her mom Eve. Tara had purchased one of the pink pre-wound warps and wove the whole thing – 12 metres of it – washed it and brought it back to sew into a dress. She had seen a picture in the Saori Photo Report book that she wanted to try.

We had to decide whether it would be a dress or a tunic – or a bit of both. It’s long enough to be a dress, but could also be worn as a tunic.

Basically, it’s two long pieces sewn together at the shoulders…

The front and the back are quite different – and it can be worn either way…

We sewed in a side panel for a bit more room – using 1/2 of the width of the fabric and it was too wide. Eve had the great idea to fold it in half again and just sew it down, leaving the bottom the full width as a ‘kick pleat’ for extra room for walking, sitting, etc.

Everyone was pleased with how it turned out.

Now Tara has another 6 or 7 metres of fabric to make something with – or to sell.

It’s always interesting to see how things come together when sewing Saori-style. Each piece of fabric, each garment is different!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Cherry Blossoms – part 2

Although the cherry blossoms are almost finished here on Salt Spring Island, my weaving isn’t yet. Perhaps there are areas north where the blossom trees are still in bloom!

I have been gathering up many pink yarns of varying shades, weights and materials and doing more of my weaving….

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

more to do….

Happy Weaving & Happy Mother’s Day!
Terri
My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Cherry Blossom

Spring seemed slow to come this year, but when it did all the blossom trees were (and are) so beautiful to see. We were out one day and I was inspired by the many shades of pink and so I decided that my next Saori weaving would be a “Cherry Blossom” weaving.

Cherry Blossom

So, I set up my loom this past week with a shades of pink warp and have just started my weaving. I put on an 8-metre warp, so I’ll have lots to play with and many things to try. I hope to do my ‘weaving every day’ and see how it evolves.

Cherry Blossom Weaving

I’ll keep you posted.

Mosaic
Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com
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