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I finished my first Cherry Blossom weaving a while ago, but was waiting for the stars to align a beautiful Salt Spring Island sunset to take some photos.

waiting

Finally, we had the day the time to go and enjoy the sunset. It helped that the next day I had to take it in to be on display for the ArtCraft show!

Salt Spring Island Sunset - Southey Point

Wow!

Well, before the sun set, Alan took some photos of the ‘Cherry Blossom Shrug’.

Now, more cherry blossom warp to work on, so more to come. I already have the next warp made for my Project Spectrum East – yellow ready to go.

Weave every day – that should do it!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.ca

Tom and Tanya came for a visit in February – to get to the coast…

Salt Spring Island

SSI

to experience a bit of springtime – they thought. (Spring has been a bit late this year – oooh that must be ccccold!)
And to spend time at Honeysuckle Cottage….

Honeysuckle Cottage

While they were here Tanya was introduced to Saori weaving …

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She and Tom spent time at the studio weaving together.  Two different styles – both amazing….

I loved it!! And so did they…..

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.ca

Learn to Weave on Salt Spring Island, BC.

I have been invited to create a banner for an exhibit in New York City!

The idea is to have banners hung from the ceiling like a waterfall. Each banner will be a minimum of 6 metres long. The exhibit will be in a gallery and there will be dance performances held under the ‘waterfall’ of banners.

Wow – I’m excited to be part of this. The time is short, as the exhibit opens on March 1 and I have just been working on preparing the warp and will be starting to weave.

Here’s the warp colours – I have decided to take the ‘Waterfall’ idea and create the banner with a blue water warp – not sure yet where the weaving will go as that will evolve as I weave.

Waterfall

And some of the weaving so far ….

Waterfall

This part reminds me of the ‘Tide Tables’. As we live on an island, we are more aware of the tides, looking for chances to walk along the beach at low tide, etc.

Waterfall

Each part seems to be evolving with different yarns, different feelings, different parts of the ‘waterfall’…

Waterfall

I’ll keep you posted.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.ca

Saori Salt Spring Studio

SAORI Christmas Stocking

A local store has challenged Salt Spring Artists to create ‘Green’ Christmas stockings to be auctioned off to support the Salt Spring Conservancy.

So, I took some denim jeans (that were no longer suitable for wearing – not even for the thrift store) and cut them into strips to weave with. I also put in some bits and pieces from my treasure baskets (aka weaving thrums – leftovers that would often get thrown away) to add some colour and texture.

Here is the weaving as it was progressing…

Recycled denim

I have also saved the pockets to attach them to the stocking…

Recycled denim

So, I had the (very heavy) pieces of cloth for the leg of the stocking, but what to do about the toe?

One day I was at the local thrift store with my cousin and she found a red hat with tassels – perfect size and great colour for the toe…

 

I added a crocheted red heel to match, removed the tassels from the hat to use as a stocking hanger at the top, added some bells from old Christmas gifts and decorations that I had saved and here it is completed…

SAORI Christmas Stocking

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.ca