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Cherry blossom revisited

Back in the spring I started weaving some cloth inspired by Cherry Blossoms and made a Cherry Blossom Shrug (see previous posts here – 123).

Cherry Blossom

I had a piece of fabric left from making the shrug and so for my trip to Japan I made a top to go with the shrug…

Cherry Blossom

It can also be worn on it’s own…

Cherry Blossom

You might notice that the shrug has been restyled. This was a very simple modification – all I did was tie up some of the braided fringe – about half of the length of the front – so that the shrug is longer in the back. Much more wearable.

Cherry Blossom

This style can be made by sewing one simple seam – or two if you sew instead of tie the fringe. No cutting of the fabric required!!

Cherry Blossom

This photo shoot was done at our neighbours – The Blue Horse Gallery.

Cherry Blossom

Now I’m hoping that I can make a trip to Japan during Cherry Blossom season!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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Saori Summer Sherbet

In the midst of winter, I thought I would write about a summer top that I made…

This top was woven in June/July 2008. I called it Saori Summer Sherbet because of the colour palette…though the last thing you might be thinking about right now is sherbet!!

Saori Summer Sherbet

Anyway, I originally cut it into two pieces and sewed a simple jacket.

Saori Summer Sherbet

I love the colours, but the style, though okay, didn’t really feel right. So it hung in my studio.

Then one day I was looking at it and wondered what else I could make it into and so I ~carefully~ took out the seam on the back and planned to also take out the side seams. I started playing with the pieces and the possibilities and realized that I could just turn the pieces and sew them back together for a totally different look.

And, the Saori Summer Sherbet Shrug was born…

Saori Summer Sherbet

Saori Summer Sherbet

Now, this style could be made from one long piece…with the two ends folded to the middle, a simple seam along the top, leaving an opening for the arms at the top outside edge. The starting cloth for mine was 40cm wide and 2.5 metres long….it could be wider or longer and work well too.

I much prefer the drape on this simple top!

Happy Weaving, Happy Winter and Happy New Year!

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio