Virtual SAORI Kai – Post 3

Lynn, in Victoria has been doing a lot of weaving, making clothes and I always love to see what she has been up to.

Here is what she says about her latest works:

I just finished warping this afternoon. It is red! Red and orange and blue and purple ribbon and gold and so not what I would usually do. I really like it. I have found a bunch of old scarves that I had stashed away in the closet and have cut them up into strips and am throwing them into the weft. Don’t know if it will be a scarf or maybe a bag. But it will be fun to do.

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Lynn also sent me photos of a vest she made. She did some loom shaping…

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And made this very cute vest…

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I’m enjoying making smaller warps and getting used to the process of warping in the Saori way. So much easier. I have realized over the last 2 weeks that I must set aside time to weave, sew, stitch each day.

Another warp with oranges, blues and other colours …

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I’m reminded of a message that Misao Jo sent to the New York US-Canada SAORI Conference who, when asked what the most important thing is about Saori, said “Weave every day!”

Lovely and fun work Lynn – can’t wait to see it in person!

Linking the SAORI Kai together:
Post 1
Post 2

Happy Weaving,

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5 replies
  1. T.
    T. says:

    Love the vest! And the photo of the red warp is wonderful! That could be a print for a wall!

  2. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    The red warp is just delicious!!!
    and I love the vest- how neat! and the third weaving is lovely, too!
    I am really enjoying the virtual Saori Kai- thank you so much for hosting it, Terri!

  3. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    Lynn, it’s great that you’re finding new life in those old scarves. I’m really interested to see what happens with that. Such resourceful creativity!

    It was also helpful to see how you used flashes of colour in your vest. I’ve been thinking of using more natural or undyed yarns but still love those different moods of colour.

    It reminded me of a movie I once saw about these nomadic wool dyers. The landscape would be all sand and stone and brush… and then there would be these brilliant lines of drying wool blowing in the wind. The background made the colours all the more vibrant and I find this true in your piece too. (Does anyone know the name of that movie?)

  4. lynn
    lynn says:

    Thanks for your wonderful comments! The red one is just off the loom so I’ll post pictures on Facebook soon. It’s a fun weaving and I love recycling.

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