Weaving SAORI style

A beginner's weaving experience with the SAORI weaving loom.

A Vest for Me

I've had so much fun making clothes from the first fabrics I have woven. This vest is the same pattern as Winn's vest (previous entry) but I wanted to leave it open in the front. Rather than creating an opening down the center front which would entail cutting the fabric, I chose to leave the front/side seam open. As you can see, the front panel lies easily off to the side without pulling the shoulder down. To close it, I used the holes that I had purposely woven into the cloth. They were an experiment to see if I could make a button hole in the weaving directly. Then I used the leftover fringe as the closure, poking the knotted end through the button hole and tugging lightly to close the vest.  I wore it to my breakfast club and market today and got lots of kudos!

At the bottom of the page is a picture of our friend Gabriella and her new baby Isabella. I made a teddy bear from the fabric I wove especially for baby gifts. There is also a small baby blanket headed to Buenos Aires for Carolina and Pablo's baby Jacinto.

Gabriella with Isabella and her SAORI teddybear.

Gabriella with Isabella and her SAORI teddybear.