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 FB Saori Weaving page, a mouth-watering silk weft/cotton warp poncho. I had a just enough cotton warp left on my Saori loom to weave a scarf. It had never occurred  to me to weave with silk on the Saori loom. In fact, I hadn’t woven with silk in this century!

Into the deepest reaches of my closet I delved, and out came the silk stash. At the bottom of the basket, I discovered a bag of silk bits, slightly longer than thrums, but an extra warp end here and a leftover ping-pong ball size snippet there. Some of this yarn  dates back to the mid seventies!   Most of it is custom ikat-dyed by at least a dozen different dyers, Cheryl Kolander of Aurora Silks  and Michele Wipplinger of Earthues to name a few.

Love-Saori-005 Love-Saori-009 Love-Saori-026 Love-Saori-027 Love-Saori-032 Love-Saori-035 Love-Saori-042

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Melissa Plank January 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    Your yummy jumble of silk looks so good to my magpie eyes, it a treasure on its own! I love how this weaving unfolded, it’s so attractive! Also, I’ve been poking around your site and I have to say I am fascinated, your encoded weaving techniques really appeal to me!!!

  2. Terri Rostad January 23, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Beautiful!!

  3. Karla Long January 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Just what I needed – a kick in the pants to dig out my long neglected silks and let them see the light of day! You are always an inspiration to me.

  4. Paula Dalzell Davis February 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    Seeing if this works to sign me up to the enews