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.

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    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!!!

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


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    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.

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

    Seeing if this works to sign me up to the enews