Blossom Festival

I have been wanting to go to Japan during Cherry Blossom season ever since I started Saori Weaving and made my first trip there. Last year I missed it by a couple of weeks. This year it is my prayers that I’m sending to Japan.

However, this weekend there is a Blossom Festival on Salt Spring Island!! How cool is that?? So, I’m going to participate and take my Saori loom with a ‘blossom’ warp on it and take a basketful of blossom-y yarns and invite people to weave.

Blossom Festival 2011

The banner, when completed, will be sent to Japan as I see it as a sign of new growth, rebuilding, collaboration and hope.

Cherry Blossom

This will happen on Sunday, April 10 at the Harbour House Hotel in Ganges on Salt Spring Island from Noon – 5pm. There are many other events happening too.

If you are able, please come by and add some threads of hope and spring to the banner.

A friend of mine just sent this quote that I think is so appropriate – and so I’ve added it to this post:

Yoshida Kenko once said that “Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.”

Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

4 replies
  1. Chris Dalziel
    Chris Dalziel says:

    Very beautiful weaving and a lovely sentiment, too, Terri. Wish I could join you on Sunday and weave a few picks. But I will be thinking of your project and Japan.

  2. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    And, I too, will be weaving with you in spirit! And, sending love and prayers for healing to Japan.

    Your banner looks beautiful. I look so forward to seeing photos of it as it progresses and when it is done. Please weave some of my love into it….

  3. jeannine
    jeannine says:

    I wish you good luck in weaving you banner. I hope lots of people will add treads of hope to it.
    It just happened that I was outside in the backyard this afternoon and watched the cherrytree with all those glorious flowers; I suddenly realised that i nearly missed the flowers as life is so hectic that sometimes i don’t go there in weeks. I hardly have time to weave these days but i promess myself to weave at least once a week .

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