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« on: August 30, 2010 09:28:58 PM »

Back when I had access to a Saori loom (boy do I ever miss that loom), I made this scarf. Unfortunately, the loom wasn't working properly for this project, so I had close to no tension at all (hence the wonky edges). Nevertheless, it's the prettiest thing (IMO) I've woven. So, when I was asked to give it a name - "No Pretension" seemed to fit perfectly! It's already gotten a lot of wear though, so it's a little wrinkled...





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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010 09:41:38 PM »

I like it, wonky edges and all.
Looking at section it's like the scarf
is breathing in and out.

Great work!
Have a joyful day!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010 07:03:44 AM »

oh man this is gorgeous Smiley I love the occasional stripes - they add so much texture!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010 08:29:26 AM »

I like it, wonky edges and all.
Looking at section it's like the scarf
is breathing in and out.

Great work!
Have a joyful day!
Thank you Smiley I like the edges too, besides, you can't really tell when you're wearing it anyways! I never thought of it as breathing, but if I look at it with that in mind, I must agree...

oh man this is gorgeous Smiley I love the occasional stripes - they add so much texture!

Yeah, I'm REALLY happy with it, I had so much fun trying out new techniques and shapes. I'm happy that I managed to keep the uniformity throughout too because it took a looooooong time to make (having access to the loom only once a week), and I tend to forget what I've done at the beginning of the scarf, especially since Saori is such a freehand technique as opposed to traditional weaving! But I believe I've achieved a good balance of the colours, the geometric sections, striped sections, and the yellow accents Cheesy  You can't really tell in the pictures, but the fibers themselves are different textures too - the green is kind of chenille-like, the brown is more "wooly" and has flecks of green and black, the pink is very flat and brushed, one yellow thin and delicate, while the other yellow is unspun.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010 07:47:36 PM »

It's very pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010 10:28:48 AM »

I really like this!!  Love all the colors and textures.  I like that it does have some structure to the design and isn't totally random.  I've seen some pics of saori pieces that, while very interesting and works of art, aren't always 100% wearable, and your scarf is something I"d wear in a second!

I'd like to take a saori class sometime.  I'm really not a weaver, but I think I would like saori much more than traditional weaving.  I tend to be one who is turned off by a craft with lots of strict rules, and the intuitive and improvisational nature of saori appeals to me.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010 08:45:27 AM »

That's what I like about Saori... It takes a long time to create a weaving project (at least, it does for me) and, knowing myself, I think I'd get bored with traditional weaving since it's so repetitive. I can't even complete a small crochet project following an already written pattern, so I can't imagine a weaving project! I don't really like the idea of creating a project that is so out there that it couldn't be really be worn either but, if I make it myself, I have total control over that! I'm seriously considering going back to where I did the weaving, just have to see if I can fit it into my schedule and budget.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010 04:21:14 PM »

this is amazing!  i hadn't heard of saori before, and it inspired me to sign up for a class next month.  thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010 04:41:47 PM »

Ooooh that makes me really really REALLY happy! You'll have to show us what you made!!!
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