SAORI Salt Spring - Spring 2021
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Spring 2021 Newsletter
Spring Flowers - by Terri
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In the Studio

A highlight this past month was having the International SAORI Kai that Mihoko of SAORI Worcester and I collaborated on.  What fun to see over 40 people gathered to share their love of SAORI Weaving and be in community.  We are hoping to do this again in June - stay tuned for details!

I have been enjoying Zoom classes in the studio these past months as well as exploring various types of weaving with the SAORI Explorations study group.  I've had one-on-one classes, group classes as well as continuing the small group hangouts that are like a mini-SAORI Kai.  The next Hangouts are April 9 and May 7.

In the next two months I have a variety of classes on offer and am open to suggestions for ideas.  Please check my website and the bottom of this newsletter for classes.  To register, please email me to register as I don't have an online registration system yet.

I'm planning on starting up a new Study Group - this one will happen over the summer - from May through October.  So, if you think you'll be weaving this summer and want to join me, please let me know and I can send you details.


In the Shop

I have many beautiful pre-wound warps in the shop for you to choose from - wool, cotton, silk and cashmere as well as the versatile black pre-wound warps that are always on hand.

SAORI has just discontinued their Tussah Silk sets, so if you are looking for some of that beautiful silk, I still have some colours in stock.

SAORI Tussah Silks

I have been making up "curated baskets" lately with a variety of yarns - some full cones, some partial cones, bits of ribbon, local Salt Spring locks, roving, sari silk strips and other yarns.  If you are looking for something in a particular colour or price range let me know and I can put a custom basket together for you.

Curated baskets of yarn, locks, bobbins, fabric



Mihoko has been busy lately.  Not only has she worked on the SAORI Kai with me, but she has organized two virtual SAORI Fashion Shows.  They are full of inspiration and SAORI smiles.  Please check them out - and subscribe to her YouTube channel.

First SAORI Fashion Show

Second SAORI Fashion Show

AND - if you missed being in these shows, there is one more to come.  The deadline is June 1st to submit a short video to Mihoko for the next Fashion Show.

Thanks Mihoko-san!  We are enjoying seeing all these SAORI Fashions.

Words to Weave - A Virtual Exhibit  June 25 - July 5, 2021

Call to Entry

Are the words to a poem, a quote, a story or a song inspiring to you?  Or perhaps the words of a child or some words from Misao Jo's writings?

This exhibit is for weavings that are inspired by words - any words.  The weaving can be any materials, any size. I hope you'll join in this exhibit!

The Words to Weave exhibit will be virtual (so online) and free to enter.  You will only need to send in photos and the words (with attribution) for this exhibit, plus a few other details about yourself and your work. 

Intention to enter by April 25
Entries received (by email) by June 10
Exhibit (online) June 25 - July 5, 2021
Artists talk and presentation June 27 via Zoom

More details to follow soon on my website and on Instagram.

Zoom at Your Loom

Saturday, April 17 10-12 (Pacific) – Squid Design Basics
Saturday, April 24 10-12 (Pacific) – Weaving
Saturday, May 1 10-12 (Pacific) - Warping Demo
Saturday, May 15 10-12 (Pacific) - Vest Designs
Tuesday, May 18 11-12 (Pacific) - Loom Maintenance
Saturday, May 29 10-12 (Pacific) - Weaving

Friday, April 9 11-12 (Pacific)
Friday, May 7 11-12 (Pacific)

More Information

Online Classes
Topic of your choice
by appointment


International SAORI Kai
Date - June (tba)
in collaboration with Mihoko of
SAORI Worcester
Words to Weave Exhibit
June 2021
A virtual exhibit
Hosted by SAORI Salt Spring
Open Call - details here

Study Groups

SAORI Explorations Group
Once a month
November 2020 - June 2021

*NEW* Study Group
May 2021 - October 2021
Once per month
Taking registration (8)
please email me

SAORI Handwovens
for sale
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