My new blue top

With my finished blue yardage, I was thinking that I might make a jacket.

Saori weaving

When I took it out to the studio to drape it on the dress form, try it this way and that, I wasn’t sure. It decided to be a top rather than a jacket.

Saori weaving

Front close-up…

Saori weaving

Back, with braids…

Saori weaving

Back close up…

Saori weaving

with the green of the Salt Spring forest as a background….

Saori weaving

I am so happy with it – it really feels like “me”!! It was the first time I have made long sleeves and I like how that worked out too. It will be a warm top with the wool, silk, silk fabric strips and the handspun wool in it – but also not too heavy as the warp is mainly cottons.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring

12 replies
  1. Gabriella
    Gabriella says:

    This is incredibly beautiful. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    I’m planning on weaving the rest of my organic cotton warp into cloth that I can turn in to a piece of clothing. When I reach that point don’t be surprised to get some e-mails — I’m terrified of the cutting/sewing part!

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Gabriella – that should be beautiful. The organic cotton is so lovely. I look forward to your explorations into sewing some SAORI-style clothing…

  3. Fiona
    Fiona says:

    Love this, it looks like me too. The dangly bits add to it. I started weaving last year and want to use my knitting yarns to make clothes. So far I’ve made one top and I’m really pleased with it. My loom is a four shaft table one but I’ve been inspired by the pictures of Saori weaving and your site is eye candy – inspirational.

  4. totsie
    totsie says:

    this is great. it is similar to one i have in progress now. i’m trying to decide how ‘funky’ to make it. yours is the perfect blend of funky -love the braids in the back- and elegant styling – simple neck opening that is easy to wear with minimal fuss. thanks for the inspiration!

  5. mark
    mark says:

    terri, what size thread did you use for the warp thread? i love the colors. i’m wanting to make something along the same lines as this. im currenlty working on some yardage for a shirt. The main body is brown cotton with a strip of aqua every so often.

  6. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    It IS you!! A perfect design for your blue weaving! – and vice versa . . .
    Love the way you joined the back of the yoke with braiding!

  7. terri
    terri says:

    Mark – the warp is a mix of yarns. This one was mainly cottons – 2/8, 4/8 and miscellaneous ones. I know this isn’t a lot of help. My set is usually 10 or 12 threads per inch.

    Happy Weaving!

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