Friday, May 20, 2011

My first Saori Weaving

Did you see the great tutorial that Pam of Gingerbread Snowflakes put together for Saori Weaving? If you didn't see it I highly suggest popping over to check it out. And believe it or not it's even a portable project! You can throw it into a bag and take it with you to work on while your waiting for an appointment or just getting in some relaxing time.

It's the first time I've ever done weaving like this and so far I'm really happy with how easy and fun a project it's been. I'm mostly using handspun yarn from my first spinning classes- which didn't turn out exactly well enough to knit with but seem perfect for this type of project. I'm also throwing in some leftover scraps of machine spun yarn that I like.

I don't know exactly what it's going to be yet... maybe just a nice mat to throw under a vase on the table. But I do know that I'm taking it with me tonight when we go to the drive-in! (It's the first weekend of their summer season and I'm so excited to go.)

This was a shot I took there last year (I remember I was knitting). Having a wool project to cozy up with on these chilly nights early in the drive-in season it especially nice.

Which is good because I still have a way to go before I'm done.

Happy Weekend!


  1. Oh Meg! You have absolutely made my whole weekend! I am thrilled that you decided to make a Saori weaving using the cardboard loom. AND best of all - you used handspun! And imperfect handspun at that - which is even better!

    I can't wait to see this project completed. Touching it and seeing it in real life would even be better!!

    O well - I will settle for a picture.

    It is just so cool that you decided to play.

  2. Thank you for the great tutorial Pam. If this project is a good example of basic loom weaving then I think I'll be dabbling with weaving more in the future.

  3. Of course I saw the post (Pam is filed under a very exclusive tab in my reader- "Good Stuff", the first stop on every journey through blogland!) and I have weaving in the "to- do" box now. Especially now that I have seen how awesome your attempt turned out! I always think that Pam has magic hands, and unless you have magic hands, too (which would not surprise me at all after looking at all the wonderful things you do!), I might just be able to do a little weaving myself. Thanks so much for this post!

  4. Hi Lisbonlioness, Thank you for leaving me such a nice comment (and although I'd love to have magic hands I assure you I don't : ), LOL). I hope very much that you do try this project- it's be great fun and Pam's how to was very easy to follow.

  5. Yes it is! I'm going to post about it later today.

    : )


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