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SAORI Kai

Last week I hosted a SAORI Kai at Knotty by Nature in Victoria…

 

It has been a long time since we’ve had a kai and it was great to see everyone, share our weaving and be inspired by each other.

I was so excited I forgot to take photos of most of it and so missed many of the lovely pieces!

Here is the ‘firebird’ warp that I made, woven by Tara…being discussed by Eve, with Lynn in the photo in her wonderful boat neck top…

 

An amazing find by Jean – she was at a Thrift shop and found this yellow SAORI dress that we all think must have been made in Japan. I wonder what the story behind it is? It now has a home where it is treasured…

 

Tara’s Cirque de Soleil jacket …

 

Looking at fabric…

 

Marie shared a lot of what she has been working on, including upcycling sweaters, making bags and more. I missed photos of all of her work, but here is a photo of her…

 

She now has an ETSY shop where you can see some of her work – and buy it too!

I love to see what people have been working on and hear the stories behind them. Two new weavers were at the Kai and it was great to hear about their experiences with SAORI weaving. Claudia (Claudia’s images) was also there. Catherine Mick – also known as the Rag Lady – brought some things she has woven from kilts – repurposed into beautiful weaving and clothing.

So much fun and inspiration!

Thanks to all who were able to come. We’ll have another in a couple of months – dates tba.

Back to Salt Spring in the fog. Fulford….

 

Mt. Maxwell…

 

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

 

Saori Weaving Workshops – March

This past month I have had many different Saori weaving workshops. I am back to doing monthly classes at Knotty by Nature in Victoria – one Saturday per month – the next one is April 30. (Knotty by Nature’s April newsletter is here).

Here are some photos from the March workshop:

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

More photos of this piece can be found here

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

Saori weaving at Knotty by Nature

I absolutely love sharing Saori with others and seeing their fabulous and unique creations. These classes are for anyone and everyone – no weaving experience is necessary. Others who have woven or taken other Saori classes before are also very welcome to come and explore new things, new ideas and be inspired as we learn from each other.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Kai (gathering)

This past Sunday there was a Saori Kai – a Saori gathering – to share with other Saori weavers our weavings, ideas, questions and friendship. It was hosted at Knotty by Nature in Victoria, BC. It was great to see everyone and what they had been working on…(pictures may be slow to load)

Cool cross scarves…
Saori Kai

Thrums project…see more about it here
Saori Kai

Inspired by snow…
Saori Kai

Japanese inspired cloth…
Saori Kai

Asymmetric top…
Saori Kai

Vest architecture…see more about it here
Saori Kai

Stunning dress…
Saori Kai

…and more. It was very inspiring as we continue to “learn from each other”.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Weaving Workshop in Victoria, BC

Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts in Victoria, BC is hosting a Saori Weaving Workshop in the new year.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 10-4pm – come and try a fun day of Saori immersion at the store. You can read more about it here on the Knotty by Nature blog or on their website here.

Make sure to check out their Grand Opening celebration this Saturday, December 6 for all kinds of demos and specials….1816 Government Street (next to the Cascadia Bakery) in Victoria, BC. You can also register for the Saori class and many more at the opening!

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio