Since I love fiber and can only weave and no longer knit or crochet for any period of time, I had to make weaving work for me – a non-detailed person. After wandering around Ravelry for a while, I discovered this new way to weave called Saori. There wasn’t much detail written, so I ordered the Saori book from a retailer and am in love. I like doing things artistically, not perfectly – in direct opposition from most weaving which seems perfect. Saori is exactly what I need!
The word Saori is from 2 Japanese words. “SA” has the same meaning as “sai” from the Zen vocabulary meaning everything has its own individual dignity. “ORI” means weaving.
In this day and age of mass production, individuality is valued for it’s uniqueness.
As you can see, the picture at the top of the post features little bits of yarn sticking out and adds great texture to the woven piece. Fiber, color, texture, oh my! In the picture below, I tied knots with strips of brown knit fabric and a teal & green fat quarter I had in my stash. Super textural weaving! It will be a pillow for my living room couch one day soon…
There are many other ideas for Saori weaving that I will be exploring. Stay tuned for the weaving ARt!