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This month is wonderfully busy with SAORI weaving – classes, workshops, retreats and Zen Weaving Days. I just thought I’d share a few photos of warps and weavings being created lately – with many more to come!

I think the photos will say it all…


This week is also the 2014 SAORI International Conference in Peachtree City, Georgia which many people will be enjoying over the next 6 days.

Happy Weaving,

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I was invited to share two SAORI workshops at Citizen Clothing in Victoria once again. I loaded up the van with 6 looms, yarn, roving, treasure, chairs, shuttles and all the rest….

and headed to Victoria. On Saturday we had a SAORI Kai at Knotty by Nature (more on that in another post) and then Sunday was the workshop day. Metka brought snacks and we set up for the day…



Some people had taken my previous class and some hadn’t woven before – but all created some wonderful SAORI weaving. 13 new weavings in all!!

So much inspiration…



Each one so different. I so love sharing SAORI!!

Thanks again to Metka for organizing the workshop and setting everything up and to Patrick for the use of the great space. And of course to all the weavers who came to play!

Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com


Through Chris at Joybilee Farm and the Fibershed blog I have learned about Fibersheds – or should I say Fibresheds in Canada.

A fabulous idea! Since I moved to Salt Spring Island, I have been thinking about ideas like this – with all the sheep here (and alpacas, llamas, etc.), spinners, weavers, dyers, clothing makers as well as the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill there is a great potential. Add to that everyone within a 150 mile (more or less) radius and there is a lot of products and a lot of talent! The idea of a Fibreshed has brought it all together for me.

The 150 miles would include everything from Salt Spring Island almost to Penticton, Vancouver, Hope, Merritt, the Whistler area, most of Vancouver Island (perhaps all if we extend it north a bit), down to Seattle and Tacoma, the Olympic Peninsula…wow!

Wouldn’t it be great to bring that all together and create a collaborative group to share, learn and produce local products? How about connecting that with the Transition Town movement and Transition Salt Spring? Transition Victoria and others?

Salt Spring Sheep
Here are those Salt Spring sheep again….
Sheep herding

Interested in joining me to explore this idea? I’m going to set up an email list and start putting ideas together. Please contact me with your ideas and let me know if you want to be on the list. Chris (at Joybilee Farm) is also setting up a Fibreshed in the Grand Forks area (southern interior of BC) and surrounds, so you can also contact her here.

Happy Weaving (and spinning, dying, knitting, sewing, shearing, …..)

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com