Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Saori Cloth

 Here it is, my first piece of Saori weaving. I was so excited about weaving it that I couldn't weave fast enough. The warp was a found warp at the Goodwill, cotton and I think it may be organic. I may have paid $ 2.00  for it, not much more. The bad part was the cross was not secure so I had to fiddle around to get it on the loom. It has some threading errors but that's the beauty of the found piece.

 My loom and materials waiting to be woven into the weft.

 And here's the beauty. This is the front.

This this the back.

I'm meeting next week with two new weaving friends for a  ' Kai ', Japanese word for gathering. We plan to discuss Saori weaving and show each other our work. 
I"m planning to make a piece of clothing from my piece so maybe they'll have some good ideas.
I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

In love with Saori Weaving

Saori Weaving


 I've found Saori weaving and I love it.

Misao Jo founded Saori weaving in Japan when she was 57 years old.

 It's weaving from the heart, total freedom to do what you want. Mistakes are just expressions of the soul . I decided to weave some bracelets to start with and now have a large weaving of material on the loom. I'm planning to make an article of clothing when I'm done.

Kidsilk Yarn

 This is kidsilk yarn, one ball. I've added some small glass beads and sequins.

Hempwol Scarf

Hempwol , also one ball with glass beads and bobbles.

The year is off to a good start. Stay warm.