Thursday, 12 March 2015

SAORI WEAVING with Barbara Johnson

In response to an invitation from Birgite a group of Marlborough Weavers gathered at Birgite's lovely home and garden to meet Barbara Johnson from Australia to see and hear about the saori weaving she has been doing lately. Barbara has been an accomplished weaver for many years but when her health had a set-back she was unable to manage the conventional complex weaving she was used to. She attended a workshop on saori weaving and has found that it suits her admirably and she loves doing it. Here are some photos of work she has produced.

These are not holes, they are "windows."
 Barbara is wearing one of her saori pieces
 and explaining how it is done.
Barbara and Birgite check out Win's scarf. Unwittingly Win has used some saori techniques.

After a picnic lunch  we enjoyed a stroll around Birgite's extensive riverside garden. What a pleasant day it was!

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