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This past February Tom and Tanya came out to Salt Spring for a visit and both did some weaving. It was the first time Tanya had done any weaving and she has been weaving ever since and loves the creativity of the Saori philosophy.

At the time, I was working on some things for Project Spectrum, and Tanya was inspired by the themes has been weaving Project Spectrum pieces and they are GORGEOUS!!

Tom and Tanya - Project Spectrum

Green – Winter – North

Project Spectrum North

Yellow – Spring – East

Project Spectrum East

Red – Summer – South

Project Spectrum South

We used the Earth Loom to display the weavings…

Project Spectrum Weavings

At this time of the equinox, it feels like so many things are connecting – the directions, the seasons, the weaving, friends and family….all weaving together the fibre of our lives…

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Back to weaving

Well, finally I have some weaving to post! Yay!

It has been a while since I’ve been able to weave and so I’m behind on Project Spectrum projects. I finally got the warp on for Project Spectrum – East – which was planned to be May/June, but for me has become August! No worries – there are no rules with Saori weaving, so I’ll just work on this as I am able to…

The colour theme for East is yellow and I had a lot of great yellow photos…
PS4 - east - yellow photos

… and I had bought some lovely yarns quite some time ago…
PS4 - East - yarns

…to do some Saori weaving. I prepared the warp and started to put in on the loom, but then got waylaid for about a month and a half. I finally got the warp finished and wound and started weaving…

PS4 - East - weaving

Lucky for me, I got a bag of yellow yarns from Tanya who had already finished her PS4 project…
PS4 - East

And so the weaving continues – a bit each day…

PS4 - east

PS4 - east

I’m thinking that I might make a bag out of this from a great, simple, one-piece design – here that I found out about on Ravelry from ReluctantDragon!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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Salt Spring Fashionistas!

Inspired by this Storm Cloud Shawlette and Project Spectrum – North, I decided to use up the green yarn I had leftover from making the shawl for my mom’s St. Patrick’s Day birthday.

Shawlette

The next week at my weaving class I brought out Petra (my model) to see if I could get some photos of the shawlette.

The “Fashionistas” in my Saori Weaving Class wanted to help and to see how many ways they could put the shawl on Petra…

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Fashionistas

Or on themselves…

Fashionistas

Great ideas! I can’t wait to see some of their Saori clothing design!

Happy Weaving,
Terri
My website www.saorisaltspring.com
Saori Salt Spring - Saori Weaving

Project Spectrum – PS4 (North)

Project Spectrum is currently focusing on:

NORTH (March/April)
Color: Green
Material: Stones/Gems/Rocks
Season: Winter
Element: Earth

Some Salt Spring Island photos of inspiration for me …

PS4 - North

I decided to knit a ‘verona-style’ shawl (as described by Lolly – Lolly Knits). It is a cross between a scarf and a shawl and can be worn in different ways.

Ms. Snickers inspects the finished shawl…

PS4 - North

Another way to wear it. I love how the colours reflect the mossy colours of the background

PS4 - North

I have enjoyed this simple knitting, while travelling on the ferry, while watching TV, while waiting or just to relax. A simple stockinette stitch – knit one row, purl one row …

Happy Knitting, Weaving, and whatever else you might be doing for Project Spectrum….
Terri

Shhh…don’t tell my mom – it’s her belated birthday present!

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com
Saori Salt Spring

Project Spectrum

Project Spectrum 2009 starts today, March 1.

Details on what it is all about can be found here on Lolly’s blog.

The first 2 months are focussed on the North and the following:
NORTH (March/April)
Color: Green
Material: Stones/Gems/Rocks
Season: Winter
Element: Earth

The idea is to get creative with these ideas as a theme. Whether it is weaving, knitting, photography, painting, basket making, journalling, etc. This is the starting point. It may be the colour green, the season, the element or material – or any combination.

I have found a simple knitting pattern that I think I’ll try as something that I can take with me and is simple to knit. I will also plan to weave something and will look for inspiring photos during these next two months…

Stay tuned. If you want to jump in you can join in on your own or look up the “Project Spectrum Group” on Flickr or Ravelry. Of course, I’d love to see anything that you create that is inspired by these ideas.

Here is a photo taken this morning looking NORTH from our porch …

…a bit cloudy, but lots of green!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com