Back on Salt Spring – and my woven mobius

I still have more to tell and more photos from Japan, but thought I’d jump back to Salt Spring with some photos from Saturday…

We went down to Idol Beach today for lunch at low tide. We call it Idol Beach because we can see Idol Island from it (don’t know if there is a different name for the beach). It’s quite close to home and just a short walk from the road and one of our favourite places for a little break (and to remember that we live so close to the water!).

Here’s Idol Island…

Saori Salt Spring

and the beach at low tide …

Saori Salt Spring

there are some great rocks to sit on – to read, to have lunch, to relax – and they have quite interesting features …

Saori Salt Spring

and purple starfish …

Saori Salt Spring

and eagles too!

Saori Salt Spring

Oh – and so here is my woven mobius – no beginning and no end and no cutting or sewing. I finally learned how to do this when I was in Japan and made this scarf at the Osaka Studio.

Saori Salt Spring

Saori Salt Spring

I’ve been wearing it a lot.

Saori Salt Spring

Happy Weaving,

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

12 replies
  1. terri
    terri says:

    I’ve not seen any instructions anywhere which is why it took me until I was in Japan to learn it personally and visually from someone. I had seen one before, but couldn’t figure out how to do it.

    Happy Weaving,

  2. Franky
    Franky says:

    OK Now I have to make a trip to Salt Spring Island to learn this new technique. I am presently making another Bibby Bag as most stores are now charging for bags.

  3. lynn jones
    lynn jones says:

    So glad you got back safely and had a good time! I will send you a picture of my vest soon. I keep changing it. I was so inspired by our time together that I got out all my weaving that wasn’t what it should be and started cutting and sewing. Two great bags as a result and a tea pot hat in the works.

    I love the mobius scarf. How did you do it? Will you share on line or should it be another wonderful trip over to Salt Spring?

    Hope you are feeling well and see you soon.

  4. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    The photos are just sooooooooooo beautiful, Terri! Thank you so much for sharing them! and the mobius scarf is wonderful!
    I know one way of weaving them… I wonder if that’s different than the way you learned in Japan….. hmmmm….. looking forward to hearing about your way!
    big hugs

  5. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks all! The basics of the scarf are to take the beginning fringe of the scarf and turn it into weft and weave it back into the scarf at the end – warp becomes weft. For me the hands-on was what turned on the light bulb.

    Happy Weaving,

  6. RuthP
    RuthP says:

    Hello Terri,

    I stumbled across this blog one day. I know I came here on a weaving link, but I was also on the lookout for some inspiration to make a fabric postcard to the theme of “Well, I Call It Art”. I was inspired by your purple starfish. I have made the post card and now would like to email a copy to you. I would also like your permission to put my postcard on flickr and link back to your blog. If you do not give your permission, my postcard will not appear on my Flickr site:


  7. Bobbie Herron
    Bobbie Herron says:

    Hi Terri! so I know it is over a year since you posted this mobius discussion, but I am still interested. Have I got this right?
    Weave away as usual on a beautiful scarf (a given w/ SAORI) and be sure to leave a lovely long fringe at the beginning.

    When it is almost long enough, unroll the front roller, disconnect the beginning of the scarf, but leave the reed and heddles threaded. Then “repinch” the fabric close enough to the far end of the scarf so that you can continue creating a shed. (Wow- that was a clumsy way to say it!)

    Then take the fringy beginning of the scarf and feed the threads through, one at a time, all from the same side, and voila! Gorgeous in every direction.

    Is that about right? Thanks.

    PS- I did finish our “vest challenge” from a year ago- loved the fabric but unfortunately I did not like the sewn outcome (“curses, foiled again!”), so it is on my “reinvent” pile. I never give up, but I do change channels!


  8. terri
    terri says:

    Hi Bobbie – great description – you got it!! Then depending on whether you put front to front or front to back you will have a twist in the scarf.

    Will be interested to see what your ‘vest’ becomes!

    Happy Weaving,

  9. Cheryl
    Cheryl says:

    Does any have photos of the process? I would love to do this, but I’m having trouble wrapping my head around how it works!


  10. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    I did a Google search for “woven mobius instructions” and landed here. Imagine that! There are instructions for this on Ravelry, in the Saori Weaving is for Everyone group. I was asking questions in there, where they have pictures. I learn best through words, so I’m glad Bobbie provided that description – it’s what I imagined. Thanks all!

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