Entries by Terri

SAORI in July

This month is wonderfully busy with SAORI weaving – classes, workshops, retreats and Zen Weaving Days. I just thought I’d share a few photos of warps and weavings being created lately – with many more to come! I think the photos will say it all…   This week is also the 2014 SAORI International Conference […]

The Joy Coat – SAORI Connections coast-to-coast

HAPPY CANADA DAY! I thought that this story would be a good celebration of Canada Day. It is a story of Coast-to-Coast SAORI connections. It also has a connection to Peachtree City, Georgia – as that is where the 2014 SAORI Conference is being held this month! Susan Forsberg writes: There is a SAORI Weaving […]


SAORI Weaving @ Citizen Clothing

I was invited to share two SAORI workshops at Citizen Clothing in Victoria once again. I loaded up the van with 6 looms, yarn, roving, treasure, chairs, shuttles and all the rest…. and headed to Victoria. On Saturday we had a SAORI Kai at Knotty by Nature (more on that in another post) and then […]

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My trip to Japan

Two weeks in Japan! Two weeks of SAORI inspiration! Two weeks with my friend Laura (of SAORI Studio LA)! What a wonderful time I had. I have been trying for 4 years to get back to Japan and I finally made it. So much fun, so much SAORI – but I wish I could have […]


Inspiration in Japan

I am currently in Japan for 2 weeks of SAORI inspiration. I will post photos when I’m home, but in the meantime you can see some images on my Facebook page – www.Facebook.com/saorisaltspring. (Note: you don’t have to sign in or be part of FB to see the images.) Happy weaving Terri

A new season

Spring is here on the island, the daffodils and blossom trees are out and blooming. Hurrah! It also is the time that things get busier here on the island and at the studio. Retreat season, visitors, classes & workshops, festivals, oh my! I love it 🙂 This past month we were on a couple of […]

A commissioned weaving

  Last fall, Tara was asked to do a commission weaving for a Pentecostal Liturgical Stole. There were some sizes given (width, length, etc.) as well as preferred colours and style and the rest was up to Tara. Tara worked on this at the studio over many weeks – setting up the warp, choosing colours […]


Last week I hosted a SAORI Kai at Knotty by Nature in Victoria…   It has been a long time since we’ve had a kai and it was great to see everyone, share our weaving and be inspired by each other. I was so excited I forgot to take photos of most of it and […]

WWW Weaving with organic cotton

  I have been working on some pieces in a series called “Organica” – all on organic cotton pre-wound warps with organic cotton weft. My latest weaving was trying out the w-w-w way of weaving (#5 on page 84 of the SAORI Self Innovation book)… This style of weaving can be used to add some […]

A Christmas Day Walk

  Yesterday we had a lovely and quiet day. Lots of phone calls to and from family and dear friends near & far. We decided to take a thermos of tea and some Christmas goodies and go for a walk to enjoy our beautiful island. We chose the Burgoyne Bay walk. Here are the boats […]