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Saori Scarf

I wanted to spend some time this weekend weaving and so finally I did. I have some beautiful yarns that I have received from Saori no Mori in Japan. The yarns are much finer than ones that I would typically buy and so I love combining them in different ways.

I made this scarf on a warp that was left from another pre-Christmas project. Just enough to make a scarf and a mobius scarf too.

Saori Scarf

And a close up…

Saori Scarf

I used my favourite clasped weft in some of the areas, others was just combining colours and textures. When I was done and took it off the loom I was surprised to see the dominance of the blues and browns as the warp was blues, greens and purples – with the small stripes of cream. I guess that must be my current ‘theme’ at the moment (see ‘Inspired by a shirt‘ post).

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

My Family Comes to Visit & Weave

At the beginning of December, Salt Spring Island has many Christmas craft sales and events. My family enjoys coming out to enjoy a ‘girls getaway & Christmas craft sale-ing’ week – this was the 3rd annual event! We always have a great time…

Christmas weaving

Of course, weaving in the Saori Salt Spring Studio is a big part of the week and some lovely things were woven. This was definitely the year of the MOBIUS…

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

Other things were also woven. A scarf or two …

Christmas weaving

Christmas weaving

A table runner …

Christmas weaving

And some cloth that is going to be used to make Christmas card inserts …

Christmas weaving

Wonderful to have everyone here and I’m already looking forward to next year’s visit!

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

The Mobius Story continues…

A while ago, I started making mobius scarves from my weaving. This all started with a piece of weaving that my mom loved. She thought it would make a great scarf – but it was too short. I was inspired to make a mobius (inspired by my son being a mathematician) as a kind of scarf/neckwarmer.

Well, now it seems to be growing…and others are making them too! What fun! Here are a few posts that I have found about them…

Honeysuckle Loom

Woven~N~Spun

Taueret

Here are two that I made (they are also in previous posts) – and I’m also working on some more…

Mobius Scarf

This one (above) was the one for my mom. When I sent it to her, I didn’t think to mention that it was a mobius and it really was quite funny – she tried and tried to get it to lay flat – and then realized that it had a twist – on purpose!

Mobius Scarf

and another one here on Next Door Style.

Also, I recently read a post on Ravelry by Cat Bordhi about knitting a mobius scarf. She mentioned this in relation to healing, infinity, recycling, etc. She also has a YouTube video on how to get started knitting a mobius.

So have fun with the mobius – whether you knit or weave it – or create it in any other way…they really are quite magical.

I’d love to share more posts or photos – so please let me know if you’ve made one and I’ll post again with more links!

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

Saori Salt Spring Studio

I thought you might be interested to see my studio and some of the recent works-in-progress by some of the people who weave here.

Saori Salt Spring Studio

And here are some things in progress…

First a scarf – being woven with Noro Silk on a many coloured warp…

Scarf

A mobius scarf – in many colours of cotton…

Mobius Scarf

Two scarf projects by six-year-old home school children that have Saori weaving as part of their program…

Scarf

and…

Scarf

And another weaving by someone trying out various ideas and colours…

Saori Weaving

and a close-up…

Saori Weaving

and one finished piece that is many metres long …. woven as a journal of the past year. This weaving is one piece and includes mohair and dog hair that has been spun, silk of many types include silk fabric, beads and many other fibres…

Saori Weaving

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

Arbutus Scarf

For the opening of the show “Eye for Colour” (see previous post), I wove a scarf with arbutus colours. Here it is:

On an arbutus tree…

Arbutus Scarf

With the pumpkins…

Arbutus Scarf

And on me, beside the woven tree…

Arbutus show - tree and scarf

The scarf was made on the same warp as my “Shades of Arbutus” weaving. They look totally different – that’s one thing (of the many things) I love about weaving.

My shades of arbutus had over 30 different yarns in it – the scarf is woven with one gradually changing yarn – Noro Kureyon (from Japan).

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Another Möbius scarf – Saori style

Today I just finished off another mobius scarf. This was with a length of very colourful weaving – in cottons, bamboo and other fibres.

I took a strip and twisted it and braided the fringes together. This gives a lot of options for ways to wear it.

Saori Scarf

Saori Scarf

And the colours go with so many things – it’s going to be fun to wear. And now that fall seems to be here, it’s nice to have something cozy around my neck.

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

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Khatas for Peace – One Thread, One World, One Peace

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

My scarf is a Saori version of a Tibetan Khata (“a traditional ceremonial scarf used in Tibet and Mongolia. It symbolizes goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion” – Wikipedia).

Khatas for Peace

I started the Khata when all of the Tibet demonstrations started. I was thinking of peaceful resolutions and had a vision of many people standing in quiet solidarity wearing the scarves. As I wove, it became a larger thought of freedom – freedom from hunger, freedom from fear, freedom from oppression of all kinds, freedom from war. Then – freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of spirit … all leading to Peace.

Khatas for Peace

The scarf itself is woven of a simple white cotton thread. I have used the Saori technique of grouped weft and skipped dents to give the scarf a variation in texture as we are all different.

Khatas for Peace

The scarf is seven feet long and the fringe comes down to my ankles – though on these cedar sculptures it appears much shorter.

One of the Khatas has been sent to Sendai, Japan for Saori Peace Weave 2008 – along with an Earth Banner made by the Salt Spring Community (more on that in another post).

Salt Spring Woodworks

Many thanks to Salt Spring Woodworks and sculptor Michael Dennis for allowing the photographs to be taken and of course to my husband, Alan, for taking them.

See the complete Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition 2008:

Bety Antonio, “Deep End of the Loom“, Miami, FL, USA

Crystal, “Baby-Hugs“, PA, USA

The Big Gallery

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

Peace & Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com

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Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

Welcome!

My entry into the exhibition will be posted here later today (June 12). Here is the Poster and invitation to visit…  (The opening of the exhibition gallery is 7pm New Zealand time – which is midnight here – so my scarf will be posted June 13 in the morning….stay tuned)

Small Scarf Virtual Exhibition

You can see all the entries at www.megweaves.blogspot.com starting on June 13 (New Zealand time)

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saltspringweaving.com