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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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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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Fall Fairs

I love fall. It always feels like the new year to me, getting back to schedules, school for some, fall harvests and so on. In celebration of the season, one of my favourite things on Salt Spring is the Salt Spring Fall Fair – a chance to connect and enjoy the community, friendships and abundance.

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

The Salt Spring Weaver’s and Spinners guild always has a display and items can be entered into the show. My SAORI loom is always there for people to try out…

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

This year’s theme of the Fair was ‘Green and Growing’. Here is Jane’s SAORI multi-media entry into the fair…

Fall Fair

Aya made a bag for carrying her yoga mat…

Fall Fair

I did some spinning this year – something that I had dabbled in off and on – but inspired by Kristen and Carmen and Elaine (who taught me to use a drop spindle when she was here for a weaving retreat) – I have done more spinning this year…(and won a first prize ribbon!)

Fall Fair

Next, it was off to the Fairfield Community Fall Fair in Victoria. Again, the SAORI loom came along and Lynn helped with the hands-on demo, Claudia was doing some spinning, Karen some crochet and Bob was making buttons…

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

Fall Fair

– a fun, foggy and fibre-y day…

Fall Fair

…and a finished banner to hang in the community hall…

Fall Fair

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com