Tag Archive for: spring

Spring is here on the island, the daffodils and blossom trees are out and blooming. Hurrah!

It also is the time that things get busier here on the island and at the studio. Retreat season, visitors, classes & workshops, festivals, oh my! I love it 🙂

This past month we were on a couple of trips to visit family and so I wasn’t weaving much or writing at all. Starting now there is lots more to write about and so you will be hearing from me more often. I am just in the process of putting the next newsletter together as well.

Here are a few things that have been happening….

Threading up looms, some for a workshop this coming Sunday – this for one of my students…


A weaving recently completed at the studio by Teresa…


Working on designing a tunic with 3 pieces of organic cotton weaving…


And new items in the studio…


I will be at the Blossom Festival on April 12 on Salt Spring from 11-2, so I invite you to come and do some weaving on this year’s Blossom Banner!



Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Yesterday, Tara and I went for a visit to Ewetopia (farm that is)!

Lorrie showed us around the farm and we got to see all the spring lambs – such fun!



This one just 4 days old…


One little lamb was the smallest of a set of triplets. So cute…


and curious…


It is being bottle fed, so Tara got to try feeding it…


Lorrie and her husband Andy (who does leatherwork) raise the sheep for their wool. Lorrie is a spinner and a weaver and she uses her own homegrown and home-dyed wool. It is beautiful – as anyone who has woven here knows as I always have a supply of “Lorrie’s locks” to add some colour and texture to the SAORI weaving!


These sheep are well cared for, raised for their fibre and Lorrie says that they even wear coats to keep their fleece clean!

A beautiful farm – thanks for the tour Lorrie!


Happy Weaving,


Photos by Alan Bibby

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

I just got back from a quick trip to Edmonton for my mom’s St. Patrick’s Day birthday! It was great to spend some time with my parents and also to see Tom & Tanya.

My mom and I wove a scarf together for her birthday…


It was definitely winter in Alberta. A lot of the snow had melted and the roads were dry when I arrived, but by the time I left…


I think it snowed every day! Good thing I keep my warm winter coat there.

While I was in Edmonton I wove a springtime daffodil scarf…


The warp is a bright green and yellow cotton that I purchased when I was in Argentina quite a few years ago…


When I was winding the warp, I tried to keep the colours together a bit to get an Ikat effect…


Back home last night – sunset from the ferry…


Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

One of the (many) things I love about living on Salt Spring Island is the early signs of spring. We have had very warm weather the past few weeks and already there are signs of spring popping up in our yard (she says cautiously – as it is only January!).

Signs of spring

Signs of spring

I have also compressed the next layer of weaving on the Earth Loom getting ready to put some fresh new greens and inspiration into the weaving.

Signs of spring

It is interesting to see the slow evolution of this weaving on the Earth Loom. The bottom layer is now brown and dried, the newer layer is still quite green (with red ribbons from Christmas), but I imagine it will brown over time as it dries out. A new layer of green to be added over the next weeks and months.

I’m imagining that at some point this weaving will be taken off the loom and that I will hang it in the garden, perhaps on a fence and start a new weaving – all in good time. This reminds me of some things that I have recently been reading on Slow Cloth (be sure to check out the related post linked from the blog).

Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com