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.
The banner, when completed, will be sent to Japan as I see it as a sign of new growth, rebuilding, collaboration and hope.
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. Here is a pdf of the festival events.
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.”
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