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My new blue top

With my finished blue yardage, I was thinking that I might make a jacket.

Saori weaving

When I took it out to the studio to drape it on the dress form, try it this way and that, I wasn’t sure. It decided to be a top rather than a jacket.

Saori weaving

Front close-up…

Saori weaving

Back, with braids…

Saori weaving

Back close up…

Saori weaving

with the green of the Salt Spring forest as a background….

Saori weaving

I am so happy with it – it really feels like “me”!! It was the first time I have made long sleeves and I like how that worked out too. It will be a warm top with the wool, silk, silk fabric strips and the handspun wool in it – but also not too heavy as the warp is mainly cottons.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring

Loopy Scarf – part two

So, I finished weaving the loopy scarf (see previous post). Here it is off the loom ….

Saori Loopy Scarf

And then washed it by hand.

Saori Loopy Scarf

Washed it again in the washing machine to full/felt it and here it is at this point…

Saori Loopy Scarf

Saori Loopy Scarf

Not sure if I will wash it further – it is not felted, but the spaces between the warp threads have almost disappeared.

One of my hopes was to show off the handspun yarn, I think it accomplished that. I also wanted to play with wool and felting – hmmm….might have to go a step further.

Some measurements:
Width in reed: 6.5 inches
Width after weaving: 6 inches (plus loops!)
Length off the loom: 80 inches (plus fringe)

Current Width: 4.5 inches Length: 74 inches (plus fringe)

Any thoughts?

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com