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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 – how much of this colour, that colour, more texture? how long? how wide? – all decided as I go.

And I cannot say enough about the great tools that make it all so easy!

I guess I’ve been on a bit of an orange ‘kick’ lately. It started with the commission of making a “Carrot” warp for Tanya for a community weaving at the Carrot Community Coffee House…

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She wanted carrot colours – mostly orange, some green for the tops, some purple, yellow and white (for the other colour carrots!!). The weaving is happening this weekend at the Kaleido festival in Edmonton.

Then I made the Firebird warp…

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…from yellows through oranges to reds (winding 5 yarns at a time) – which Tara is currently weaving.

And yesterday I made a warp for our Fall Fair on Salt Spring Island – another community weaving. The theme of the Fair is – wait for it – “The Pirates of the Carrots and the Beans” …

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Okay – well – I decided I’d do half carrots (orange), half green (beans) – then of course I had to add in some gold shiny yarns for the treasure, and again I didn’t want to leave any carrots or beans out so I added a bit of purple, yellow and white.

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carrots-beans-weave

Off to the fair it goes for the weekend to see how people add to the weaving. Of course I’ll be taking lots of ‘treasure’ for people to add in to the weaving!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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SAORI Weaving in the Community

This past weekend was an art event called “Gorge on Art” – set on the beautiful Gorge Waterway in Victoria, BC. There were many types of art there including paintings, jewelry, pottery, metal work and SAORI Weaving!

Gorge on Art

Lynn (and Bob and Alan) helped with the set up of the tent and booth at the festival.

Gorge on Art

Gorge on Art

Of course we brought a SAORI loom to invite people to weave a scarf for the Omoi no Katachi (Thinking of You) project (see more information on a previous post here). This scarf will be sent to Japan as part of weaving “10,000 scarves” to help the communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Omoi no Katachi

Many people enjoyed the weaving….

Gorge on Art

Gorge on Art

Gorge on Art

Gorge on Art

And seeing the things offered for sale…

And we enjoyed meeting many people and talking with them about SAORI weaving. Lynn’s comments on the day were:

  • I love watching kids weave, they are so uninhibited.
  • I marvel at adults that say I can’t and then do! and discover how much fun it is.
  • I love it when they ask if they can feel the weavings and are delighted with the experience.
  • The couple that wove so differently was interesting…so opposite, yet able to laugh at each other.
  • I am amazed at how quickly the time went and how much fun it is to engage with people who are interested, have such positive energy, discover something new about themselves.
  • I am amazed at myself, that I can be a part of something so incredible, creative, satisfying after having such a different previous life!

I think that really sums it up. I love being in the community with SAORI!

And here is the finished piece from the day – 8 feet long in just 5 hours…

Gorge on Art

Many weavers – all different styles!

Gorge on Art

Gorge on Art

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com
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