Sea Weaves

Saori weaving has become a huge part of my life. It is an art and creative form that has felt like a part of me since I first sat at a loom.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saori Christmas stocking

Last year I decided to make a Christmas stocking for Tom using a Saori weaving. I started with this basket of goodies - lots of reds and greens, some ribbon and all types of yarn.

I started with what would be the top of the stocking - some soft and fuzzy white. Then moved on to the greens and reds.

Here's a wider shot of it on the loom.

It was a really fun weaving to do - a Christmas tree formed from some icicles and the reds and greens flowed together making it very Christmasy.

I finished it up with another bit of white fluffy yarn so that when I folded it the white bit formed the top edge of the stocking.

I then made another bit of red and green weaving, folded it over and attached it for the toe, sewed up the edges and....

Tada! It turned out really well - it's quite a big stocking (it's actually about a foot wide and almost three feet long) so that is where all his presents go - into his stocking made with love.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

I will be trying to get more posts up in the new year! I have a number of finished projects to put up and I will definitely be doing more weaving as I now have my very own loom at home to work on! Merry Christmas to me :-)