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A Red SAORI top…

 

Just in time for Christmas…

Lynn came by last week and we always have fun doing a show and tell (a mini SAORI Kai!). Lynn brought a fabulous new top that she made…

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I loved the colours, of course, and it was so comfortable to wear that I didn’t want to give it back. Well, the next best thing was examining how she made it, and with her help and hints making one of my own!

I just happened to have this fabric that last year had been hanging in my house – now ready for some clothing 🙂

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The pattern is from the Self Innovation book and is very easy to make. My fabric was narrower than the pattern called for, so I cut one length of fabric down the middle lengthwise and added it to the edge of the fabric to make it wider before beginning the construction.

Front….

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Back….

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Ready for Christmas! – or anything!!

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Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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My new blue top

With my finished blue yardage, I was thinking that I might make a jacket.

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When I took it out to the studio to drape it on the dress form, try it this way and that, I wasn’t sure. It decided to be a top rather than a jacket.

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Front close-up…

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Back, with braids…

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Back close up…

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with the green of the Salt Spring forest as a background….

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I am so happy with it – it really feels like “me”!! It was the first time I have made long sleeves and I like how that worked out too. It will be a warm top with the wool, silk, silk fabric strips and the handspun wool in it – but also not too heavy as the warp is mainly cottons.

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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Blue Saori handwoven top with scarf

Some time ago I wove a length of cloth and wasn’t sure what it might become. I had it hanging in my studio for quite a while – a skirt? a coat? a vest? I was never sure and so it waited…

I just went back in my posts to see when I was working on it – I cannot believe that it was over a year ago! Here is my original post – thanks for ‘staying tuned’ for so long!

Inspired by a pattern that I saw in one of the SAORI reports, I tried it out – a very simple design.

The front…

The back…

On the back, I had planned to cut the extra cloth off to use for something else and make the edge into a collar. However, when I had my class yesterday I was showing the design and how it would look and everyone thought that the ‘extra’ cloth could become a built in scarf. So I tried it that way….

And just wrapped it around this way…

And that way…

And so now it is done. No cutting and only 2 simple seams – it could even be easily sewn by hand.

And so a new Saori top – in my favourite colours 🙂

Some details:

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Blue and Brown Top

A few months ago, I made some cloth (details here) and two lengths of it hung in my studio waiting to see what they wanted to become.

Yesterday, I finally made one piece of it into a new top..

The front …

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The back …

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And some details …

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Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com