SAORI Upholstery Fabric

One of the things that I am currently working on is some upholstery fabric for our dining room chairs. These chairs are from New Zealand and have needed new covers for a looooooong time.

Saori upholstery fabric

Each chair will be different, but in the same colour palette…

Saori upholstery fabric

Finally, enough done for 2 chairs and washed. The fabric is made from Cottolin (a mixture of cotton and linen) and it shrunk quite a bit in the wash – which was a good thing as I want it to be a fairly tight weave.

More to weave and then to try my hand at upholstery! I’ll let you know how it goes…

Happy Weaving,

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6 replies
  1. Karen
    Karen says:

    Hi Terri.
    Distinctive SAORI expresses well in garments with its flowing aspect and I am intrigued by your use of it in the home, as upholstery, the weaving ‘tightened’ by ‘shrinking’. Having seen – and touched! – the fabric at the recent Kai was a bonus and I look forward to seeing the NZ chairs with new ‘clothing’.

  2. Bobbie
    Bobbie says:

    Great colors and sequences Terri! I love staying energized by all of our photos and internet connections. Life is good. I recently purchased the 4-harness retrofit for my S60 and find it very comfortable. Four-treadle tabby is in my ancient muscle memory– shuffling my feet back and forth. I started a Tai Chi class recently, and I see how “weaving spiritually” has made me sensitive to balance points, sit bones, subtle weight-shifting. I use an adjustable-height chair for my weaving and wouldn’t be without it. Nuances of ergonomics allow me to get into the “zone” and enjoy weaving more.
    Thanks for the continual inspiration 🙂

  3. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    I like Bobbie’s comment about Tai Chi. It is interesting, isn’t it, the way one part of life informs another? I recently returned to Tai Chi after about 20yrs and notice I’m much less worried about “getting it right” and making mistakes. Maybe Saori had something to do with that?

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