,

Gibson’s Landing Fibre Festival and A Community Peace Banner

This past weekend was the Gibson’s Landing Fibre Festival another fabulous fibre event – with great classes, vendors, demos and many many Fibre People in a beautiful setting (even if it did rain on Sunday!).

Gibson\'s Landing

I was there with my SAORI loom and a blues & greens warp for the Earth & Sky & Water to create a Community Peace Banner for the new Recreation Centre.

Gibson\'s Landing Fibre Festival 2008

Last year’s banner was on display at the High School – “Fibre Central”…

Gibsons Banner from 2007

Gibson\'s Banner from 2007

Down in the landing there were tents with many artisans, a Farmer’s Market on Sunday, music, water, boats and a bandshell tent with hands-on demos.

Gibson\'s Landing Demos

This year there were 75 people who added threads of peace to the community banner.

Community Peace Banner

and some close-ups…

SAORI Weaving

Saori Weaving

It should brighten up the gray walls of the Recreation Centre in Gibsons and remind people of the festival and peace….

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Saori Weaving for Peace – Hiroshima Day

Today, August 6, is Hiroshima Day.

On Salt Spring, we have a gathering in the Peace Park to sing, dance, weave, make lanterns and talk about Peace.

I will be taking my loom to start a Peace Banner – this one will have a white warp – symbolic of the white dove for peace.

Also today in Japan there are two weavings from Salt Spring Island for Hiroshima Day – this year in Sendai, Japan for “Saori Peace Weave 2008”. One is the Earth Banner that was woven on Earth Day and at Ruckle Farm…..for “How can we have Peace if we don’t look after the earth”.

Earth Banner

Earth Banner

Also see previous posts….

Earth Day – Weaving an Earth Banner

Ruckle Park and Weaving an Earth Banner

Even my cat, Snickers, is contemplating the Earth Banner….

Snickers contemplating the Earth Banner

I also sent a Khata for Peace – One thread, one world, one peace to Sendai. Woven out of one thread of white cotton.

Khatas for Peace

These banners will then travel to Hiroshima for another exhibit.

Thank you to all of the people who continue to Weave Peace!

Peace Today and every day!

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Contemporary Textiles – Voice in Three Strands (photos)

Here are some photos of the Peace Banners from the exhibit at ArtCraft ….

I was asked to fill the center of the stage with two Peace Banners as the other textile pieces were hanging on the surrounding walls. It was to be an interactive piece where people could walk in and around the banners. I brought one of my Saori looms so that it looks like the banner is coming off the loom.

It would have been great to make it really interactive and let people weave – but that couldn’t happen at this exhibit…

Peace Banners at ArtCraft

Here’s the view of the banners (and me wearing one of my Khatas for Peace). In the back right there are a few of my other weavings – I will need to get some photos of those for another post…

Both Peace Banners were made on Salt Spring by over 150 people contributing to the weaving of them. One of the banners went to Hiroshima for Saori Peace Weave 2007 and the other was woven at our Fall Fair and on International Peace Day (September 21).

Peace Banners at ArtCraft

Through the banners you can see some of the other textile works at the back…

Peace Banners at ArtCraft

It was very exciting to be part of this exhibit and the opening was fun….it was interesting to hear people’s comments and to talk to the other artists.

Shannon Wardroper (whose work is being looked at closely in the picture above) lived in Japan for a time and actually was at the Osaka Saori studio and was introduced to Saori Weaving. Her textiles use some Japanese silks…so that was an interesting connection that neither of us knew about before.  More possibilities!

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

A textile exhibit on Salt Spring Island

This weekend will be the second showcase at ArtCraft with the opening on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 6-9 pm.

The theme is ‘Contemporary Textiles – voice in three strands’. I am thrilled to be part of it. It is featuring the works of Daniele Manners – a quilter, Shannon Wardroper – a mixed-media fabric artist as well as the Saori Peace Banners and a few of my Saori wall hangings.

ArtCraft is open 10-5 daily…..please stop by if you are on the island.

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Khatas for Peace – One Thread, One World, One Peace

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

My scarf is a Saori version of a Tibetan Khata (“a traditional ceremonial scarf used in Tibet and Mongolia. It symbolizes goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion” – Wikipedia).

Khatas for Peace

I started the Khata when all of the Tibet demonstrations started. I was thinking of peaceful resolutions and had a vision of many people standing in quiet solidarity wearing the scarves. As I wove, it became a larger thought of freedom – freedom from hunger, freedom from fear, freedom from oppression of all kinds, freedom from war. Then – freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of spirit … all leading to Peace.

Khatas for Peace

The scarf itself is woven of a simple white cotton thread. I have used the Saori technique of grouped weft and skipped dents to give the scarf a variation in texture as we are all different.

Khatas for Peace

The scarf is seven feet long and the fringe comes down to my ankles – though on these cedar sculptures it appears much shorter.

One of the Khatas has been sent to Sendai, Japan for Saori Peace Weave 2008 – along with an Earth Banner made by the Salt Spring Community (more on that in another post).

Salt Spring Woodworks

Many thanks to Salt Spring Woodworks and sculptor Michael Dennis for allowing the photographs to be taken and of course to my husband, Alan, for taking them.

See the complete Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition 2008:

Bety Antonio, “Deep End of the Loom“, Miami, FL, USA

Crystal, “Baby-Hugs“, PA, USA

The Big Gallery

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

Peace & Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

Welcome!

My entry into the exhibition will be posted here later today (June 12). Here is the Poster and invitation to visit…  (The opening of the exhibition gallery is 7pm New Zealand time – which is midnight here – so my scarf will be posted June 13 in the morning….stay tuned)

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

You can see all the entries at www.megweaves.blogspot.com starting on June 13 (New Zealand time)

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

, , , ,

Ruckle Park and Weaving an Earth Banner

On Sunday I went down to Ruckle Park on Salt Spring Island for “Ruckle Park Days”. The weather was beautiful and it was a marvelous day.

The 4Hers were there with their animals…

4H animals

of many sorts…

There were nails to be pounded

logs to be sawed

butter to be churned

sheep to be herded

Sheep Herding

wool to spin and to weave

and an Earth Banner to create….

Saori Weaving

and music…

And the Saori Earth Banner is almost finished!

Saori weaving - earth banner

Oh, I love this community!

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

Thanks to Alan for the great photos!

, ,

Earth Day Celebrations on Salt Spring Island

Peace Works! invites the whole community to an Earth Day Celebration in Song.

Come and lend your voice to SSI’s Earth Day Choir. Sunday, April 20 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Gulf Islands Secondary School in Ganges, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Peace Works! requests that all participants bring along a pebble they’ve chosen.

Pebbles

These pebbles symbolize our connection and commitment to Earth and each other as we endeavor to restore and repair the planet. We will be led in song by Barbara Slater, Bruce Rudell and Tuned Air, Sue Newman, Women of Note and others.

Terri Bibby will be there with her loom and peace banner from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – stop by and weave for Earth Day Peace.

Let’s Celebrate!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Peace Rally

This Saturday there will be Peace Rally on Salt Spring Island. I have been asked to bring the Peace Banners that went to Hiroshima for “Saori Peace Weave 2007” to the rally. There will also be speakers, music, poetry, theatre and a presentation by the local high school students.

This world can always use more peace!

SAORI Peace Weaving - Peace Banners

In peace,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

,

Weaving Peace – Every Day

The Salt Spring Peace Banners just returned from Hiroshima, Japan where they were on display with 400 other banners from around the world as part of “Saori Peace Weave 2007” on August 6 at the Peace Park, then at the Hiroshima Museum and then at another display in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.

Saori Peace Crane - Saori Peace Weave 2007 (Click on image)

SAORI Peace Crane – from Saori Hiroshima

As part of the return package there was the Saori Peace Crane (above) and a photo album with pictures from the display – some of which were posted in my previous post from Hiroshima. In one of the photos was the following sign:

“‘Peace Weave’ is a fascinating program to achieve World Peace by understanding each other through Saori weaving, which is an authentic way to free-up one’s mind. A War not only makes lots of disabled people but also troubled wounded young people which have pain in their heart. As you know from News and Movies, lots of American soldiers were not able to return to society because of their fears caused by the Vietnam War. Nevertheless of the pain of war, there are some countries, which still continue making war or participate in the war. We would like to send peace message to them from Hiroshima.

Saori is a hand-weaving program in which everybody can weave in a way that is enjoyable for themselves. Saori has an effect on not only the physical but also emotional part of the person. There are lots of people who are healed by Saori all over the world. On this the day which the Atomic-bomb was released, I would like to make a fresh resolve to rid the world of nuclear weapons while feeling the preciousness of peace and peace of mind.”

– Eijo Jo, The representative of NPO SAORI-HIROBA

Peace to all – today and every day,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com