Blossom Festival

Yesterday was the Blossom Festival on Salt Spring Island and
a picnic in the Japanese Garden.

Blossoms!

Blossoms!

Japanese Garden at the Peace Park, Salt Spring Island

Japanese Garden at the Peace Park, Salt Spring Island

I prepared my loom with a “blossom warp” using the colours of cherry blossoms and some spring green.

Blossom Warp

Blossom Warp

At the event there were many Japanese things to see, do and listen to – calligraphy, haiku, music, aikido demonstrations, bento boxes, beautiful plants for sale
and of course SAORI weaving!

Raffi and others sing "Haru ga Kita"

Raffi and others sing “Haru ga Kita”

Okinawan Karate Dance

Okinawan Karate Dance

calligraphy

calligraphy

I had a lot of people come by to learn more about SAORI weaving and to try it out by adding to the Blossom Banner.

Weaving the blossom banner

Weaving the blossom banner

Weaving the blossom banner

Weaving the blossom banner

It was so great to be out again and sharing the joy of weaving with others!

The SAORI and Calligraphy tent

The SAORI and Calligraphy tent

Here is what has been done so far. I’m hoping to take the loom back out
to the Earth Day festival and have more people weaving.

The blossom banner so far

The blossom banner so far

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

5 replies
  1. lynn
    lynn says:

    It looks like you had a great day at the Blossom Festival. The weather seems to have held for you – I guess we had all the stormy stuff here. Love the colours of the banner!

    • Terri
      Terri says:

      I love being out with my loom and talking with people about SAORI! The weather was good for most of the time, but got chilly and a bit of rain later.

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

    Oh, my goodness, the cherry blossoms are just sooooooo gorgeous! And, it looks like it was sooooooo much fun!
    I am in love with the cherry blossom warp- that is going to be one beautiful banner when it’s done 🙂
    Heavenly- it all looks heavenly!

    • Terri
      Terri says:

      Thanks Noreen! I was just channeling cherry blossoms as I made the warp and chose the colours – I keep dreaming of being in Japan for Sakura – cherry blossom festival. So having a Blossom Festival here and being part of it with my SAORI loom and all things Japanese was good for the spirit!

      Happy Weaving,
      Terri

  3. Gabriell
    Gabriell says:

    It looks like a wonderful event and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished banner too.

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