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AiR – Warps, weaving and fleece

What grand days these have been – the weather just couldn’t be better and I’ve had lots of fun exploring and being in the studio!

AiR – Days 6, 7 & 8

I continue with the weaving of the bobbins to empty them – now on the yellows – photos to come at the end of the bobbins!

The making of warps…Tara’s obi warp…

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Weaving …Tara’s obi weaving…

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Visitors to the studio – Tara, Marie & Jay!

Then the unexpected arrival of some local Icelandic Fleece put out in the sun to dry…

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inspired me to do some weaving with wool roving that has been on my mind for a long time…

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Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

A trip to the farm…

Yesterday, Tara and I went for a visit to Ewetopia (farm that is)!

Lorrie showed us around the farm and we got to see all the spring lambs – such fun!

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This one just 4 days old…

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One little lamb was the smallest of a set of triplets. So cute…

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and curious…

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It is being bottle fed, so Tara got to try feeding it…

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Lorrie and her husband Andy (who does leatherwork) raise the sheep for their wool. Lorrie is a spinner and a weaver and she uses her own homegrown and home-dyed wool. It is beautiful – as anyone who has woven here knows as I always have a supply of “Lorrie’s locks” to add some colour and texture to the SAORI weaving!

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These sheep are well cared for, raised for their fibre and Lorrie says that they even wear coats to keep their fleece clean!

A beautiful farm – thanks for the tour Lorrie!

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Happy Weaving,
Terri

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Photos by Alan Bibby

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com