Category Archives: Saori



Sara Lamb and I decided to collaborate. We’d each weave a scarf using re-purposed cashmere yarn that my mother and I un-knitted from over 200 cashmere sweaters.

During the last 5 years of my mother’s life, she was unable to knit. Seeking an engaging yarn project for her, I hit … Continue Reading…

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Saori Weaving Down Memory Lane

2015 is the year I have taken on the ZYG challenge (Zero Yarn Growth). First I weave something from my stash, and then I buy some new yarn for my next project, then use yarn from my stash….etc. You get the picture. I recently saw an inspiring picture on the … Continue Reading…

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Another New Weaver on the Saori Loom

Just a short little post to show off a beautiful new weaving by a beautiful new weaver, Ruth.


Ruth tied together some of my thrums to create the weft for her first (and hopefully not the last) weaving.China-Woods-sale-034


Although the 9th annual Peace Festival at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas happened over a month ago, I JUST got these pictures from my wonderful photographer/artist friend Marti DeAlva!

Imagine my honor and surprise when Namchak Khenpo stopped by my booth to give weaving a try.

“It’s really … Continue Reading…

Weaving Peace in Arlee–next to last day

They were lining up to weave today—busy busy. Several folks ended up having to leave without getting a chance to weave.

I was so tired last night I didn’t post this until the morning of the last day. Here it is, the last morning. I am packing up my clothes … Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–middle week 4

It’s hard to believe it is almost over—just 2 more weaving days to go.

A Whole Lot A Weavin’ Going On

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–beginning week 4

Week 4 began with an exciting array of new weavers adding their intention of Peace to banner #5

The latest language added today is French—PAIX

While outside the sanctuary of weaving, art and pastry— smoke from the fires transforms the day.

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–ending week three

Everything seems to been slowing down and speeding up at the same time. I recovered some images lost in my camera, and then I forgot to take pictures during the opening of the new show that opened on Saturday.
Here are just a few of the weavers that stopped by … Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day3–week 3–(although it is the morning of day 4)

No new weavers today, but here is what I wove.

I decided to weave the Salish word for Peace in the Medicine Wheel colors, but shift the colors around. Same colors, same numbers, different color sequence.

Different effect….

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 2, week 3, panel 4

Here is the Salish word for Peace woven in Medicine Wheel colors.

Oops, I forgot to show you my very favorite part of weaving…. cutting off the warp

And my second favorite part: getting the first glimpse at what has been woven.

And another favorite part is taking an arty … Continue Reading…

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