Entries by Terri

A Red SAORI top…

  Just in time for Christmas… Lynn came by last week and we always have fun doing a show and tell (a mini SAORI Kai!). Lynn brought a fabulous new top that she made… I loved the colours, of course, and it was so comfortable to wear that I didn’t want to give it back. […]

The story behind the picture…

Yesterday, I posted this photo on Facebook: Here’s the rest of the story… I had finished weaving a piece this summer and it has been waiting to be made into something. Yesterday was the day!! I had an idea to make a shawl/jacket based on the pattern in the “blue” SAORI clothing design book – […]

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A SAORI Kai – in Berkeley

When we were down in California in October – Lynn Harris set up a SAORI Kai at her studio – SAORI Berkeley. It was so great to meet some of the SAORI weavers from her studio and be inspired by each other. Lynn & Lynn before the kai – taking a photo of wooden earrings […]

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SAORI Weaving with (grand)children

  Back in September we went to visit our grandchildren. I thought that they might each try weaving a bit and so I brought one of my SAORI looms along. I set it up in the living room and during the day, they all enthusiastically did some SAORI weaving. That first evening, the youngest and […]

SAORI Weaving Retreat

This past week has been busy in the studio. Susan was here for a weaving retreat, Jen and her family for a warping workshop, Tara to work on her commission piece and another visitor to the studio as well. Susan spent the week “Exploring with all her might”, trying new things and looking out through […]

I love making warps…

There was a time when I didn’t look forward to making warps – all the planning, figuring, choosing yarns, etc. And then came SAORI and the freedom that goes with it. I take a basket to the shelves, choose some yarns and start winding, making design decisions as I go – it is so visual […]

Bengala Weaving

  After the Bengala Dye workshops here on Salt Spring Island, I tried some of my own Bengala Dyeing on small skeins of yarn as well as a warp. Here are some of the yarns before… and after… and a great photo by Alan… I have now put the dip-dyed warp onto the loom… And […]

Two girls, two bags

  Last week, two young girls joined in on my weaving class. They have done a lot of weaving with me over the past few years – but not since last summer. It was fun to have them in the studio again. They got right back into the weaving and had a plan to make […]

Rainforest Skirt

  Back in June 2012 (!!) I made a ‘Rainforest’ warp… and wove it… and then the fabric sat – for a long time. I had decided it was going to become a skirt – but even that didn’t happen right away. Finally – it is finished… And I’m so happy to be wearing it! […]