AiR – now day 15…

The Artist in Residence days have been floating and flying by. I just had 4 wonderful mornings in the studio with people here to learn and to share – I love that so much!

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Today was a quiet day doing some weaving in the studio. On Monday, I had been showing one of the weavers how to put on a pre-wound warp and we started putting on the conference silk warp – how luscious! I finished putting it on and started the weaving – so far just using silk as weft too…


Also today, I went to see the new Yarn Shop on Salt Spring – Elderberry Yarns – for their Grand Opening day…


…they have “Handspun, hand dyed, locally made, locally grown, fair trade, luxury and quality yarns, fibres and accessories from around the world for knitting, crochet, felting, spinning,
embroidery and leatherwork
” – nice!


and I stopped at the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill to drop off my fleece for washing.

I could get used to this 🙂

Happy Weaving,

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2009 – Year of Natural Fibres

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibres.

International Year of Natural Fibres

There is a great video about it here.

Here on Salt Spring there is certainly a lot of sheep, some llama, alpaca and goats and one member of our weavers guild has grown and processed some linen. We also have some great local resources, Treenway Silks selling lovely silk yarn and ribbon, Jane Stafford Textiles who has every colour of cotton, along with wool, cottonlin, linen and other fibres and the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill who processes wool, mohair and other fibres into rovings, yarn, batts, etc – all of them will also do mail order.

Does anyone have any special events planned around this? What natural fibres do you use?

Happy Weaving,


My website:

Saori Salt Spring Studio