Saori Sunrise (at Sunset)

I have been weaving away on my Project Spectrum East (spring) warp and enjoying using the colour yellow in various shades. This process of getting back to my weaving has been very healing for me – and what better direction to look, but to the east and to new beginnings.

I decided to call this piece “Sunrise” … even though we went at sunset to take the photos!

Saori Sunrise

Saori Sunrise

some details …

Saori Sunrise

Saori Sunrise

I had a variety of yarns to choose from and one of the variegated yarns that had yellow in it, also had pink. It took me a while before I wove that into the fabric – but interestingly – that is the area that many people have commented on. I’m glad that I tried it and I’m happy with the effect too.

Saori Sunrise

and the finished bag …

Saori Sunrise

Saori Sunrise

Saori Sunrise

This is from the bag pattern that I mentioned at the bottom of my first post about the weaving.

I have one more length of this warp and am now making a scarf with a very open weave on it. I’ll post pictures when it is done.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com
Saori Salt Spring

12 replies
  1. pam
    pam says:

    Gorgeous! So many hidden surprises – I just keep going over and over the images finding new details and surprises. I am not usually a “yellow” Person, but I like this yellow weaving a LOT!

    I am thinking about the bag – maybe next year. It’s beautiful and just my style.

  2. karen
    karen says:

    Ooooooffffffff! (A poor rendition of the sound that came from me as I ‘strolled’ the photos.) How fitting to link sunrise and sunset which shares hues but from such different perspective – you have captured this. And the bag – yes!!! Taking scarf into function as such is worthy expansion. Thanks again for the intro to that design – I have made several bags from ties and now want to try some with cloth lengths, (pos handwoven scarves rescued from thrift stores) using more folds maybe…..

  3. terri
    terri says:

    Thank you all! I love collaboration – and it’s so great to be able to collaborate with the beauty of the island and Alan’s wonderful photography.

    When I saw the bag design – I thought it was so perfect for the Saori weaving and couldn’t wait to try it.

    Working with yellow was new for me too – but when I gathered the colours and textures together, they seemed to just flow into a sunrise.

    Karen – your bags from the ties are great and such a creative use of the pattern!

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  4. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks Bettylicious and Taueret!! If my weaving inspires someone else to put a warp on a loom I’m over the moon happy! YAY! 🙂

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  5. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    Oh, oh, oh!
    I literally jumped up in my chair when the photo of the bag came up! There I was, just floating along on the lyrical ‘sirius cloud’ images of the weaving-as-banner, and then, when suddenly, it metamorphosed into the bag, it was like an unexpected ”zot” of energy! Lemon merangue! It’s a wonderful bag- you have inspired me to definitely make one! Thank you!
    :o) hugs
    Noreen

  6. terri
    terri says:

    “Oooooofffff” and “zot” and inspiration! Love it!

    Thanks for all the comments.

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  7. Ilsa Sandel
    Ilsa Sandel says:

    Teri,
    Your work is exquisite! I’d love to take a course in Saori weaving. Do you give any?
    Also, do you sell any of your work?
    Best,
    Ilsa Sandel

  8. terri
    terri says:

    Hi Ilsa – yes to both of your questions. I give classes on Saori weaving on Salt Spring Island at my studio and also in Victoria, BC. And yes, my work is for sale from my studio, at Knotty by Nature in Victoria, at Urbanity in Vancouver and on Etsy.

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  9. Sue
    Sue says:

    Just my style too, thanks Terri. lol. I love the color and love the bits of pink in there and such. Very nice! 🙂
    p.s. I love Knotty By Nature!

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