The story behind the picture…

Yesterday, I posted this photo on Facebook:

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Here’s the rest of the story…

I had finished weaving a piece this summer and it has been waiting to be made into something. Yesterday was the day!! I had an idea to make a shawl/jacket based on the pattern in the “blue” SAORI clothing design book – pattern # 28.

I measured my weaving and it was approximately the same width and the exact length – go figure! So I got started and made a few modifications to the design as I put it together.

When I was finished, I asked Alan to take some photos. I don’t like having my photo taken at the best of times – but it didn’t work on the dress form, so here I am modelling it.

With the large collar down….

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With the large collar back…

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With the large collar up as a hood….

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With it rolled into a bulky collar…

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From the back…

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And then when I got tired of modelling (you know, where to put your hands? where to look? how to stand? – a model I’m not!), I jumped up in the air…Alan kept taking photos and so that’s how we got the photo that I posted yesterday.

Today, I found a few more ways to wear it. What to call it – a tunic, a shawl, a jacket, a vest – it is all of these….

And….so simple to construct…

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Just 3 pieces sewn together along the selvedge edges with holes left for the arms!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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11 comments

  1. It’s wonderful!
    And, I love love love the photos…. you are a fab model!!!!
    I’m delighted that you have the energy to hop up in the air- that is cause for celebration!
    How amazing that such a simple pattern can become so many beautiful garments!

  2. Terri says:

    Thanks so much Noreen! It is cause indeed for a celebration! And yes, I totally love that I keep finding new ways to wear something that is so so simple to make.

  3. lynn says:

    It looks great in photos and even better in person! I loved trying it on today and can’t wait to weave a piece to make the pattern for myself. I especially like the hood idea – especially on these cold mornings! Lovely seeing you today!

    • terri says:

      And thank you for your help with the design and construction of my next new piece (soon to be posted)! Always nice to have you over for a SAORI visit!!

      Happy Weaving,
      Terri

  4. Karin Millson says:

    Just been introduced to Saori weaving and your blog by Judith D.
    I think the piece is just lovely. I hope to see it one day.
    And I would love to come by and take a look at the books you have about Saori. I am just off to your website to take a look there.
    Thanks for sharing.
    karin

  5. Karin Millson says:

    Just been introduced to Saori weaving and your blog by Judith D.
    I think the piece is just lovely. I hope to see it one day.
    And I would love to come by and take a look at the books you have about Saori. I am just off to your website to take a look there.
    Thanks for sharing.
    karin

    • terri says:

      Oh – there is so much to explore! I have all the SAORI books and I look forward to sharing them and SAORI weaving with you.

  6. Tara and Eve Roblin says:

    What a joyful woodland creature!! So great to see you frolicking Terri. Your creativity is blazing!! See you soon. With Love, Eve and Tara

  7. Susan Norton says:

    Twirling pixies in the woods, hiding in plain view!
    Only in Saori outfits…just beautiful with the hood up, Terri.