Last day Karen Pardee will be here before she leaves for Japan the next day for 2 weeks! She still has plenty of saori fabric that she brought that needs to be designed and sewn today ..
Here is a collage of some of Karen's collection of vests that she wove over the past few years and made in her studio. Here is a collage of some of the fabulous ones she wore this week.
….and here is a bias cut jacket that was made out of one karen's yardage pieces she brought to" turn into something I do not know what?" she said. BUT I knew right away what some of the pieces could be and sooo i enjoyed designing and helping Karen learn some new sewing techniques using Karen's Saori fabric was the aim of this workshop/retreat and it was so nice to visit with a friend too!
Deciding on placement of the jacket's front edge band, decisions... but not over thinking or obsessing ! remember to let it flow, karen is wonderful at that! It turned out really well. she will decide if she wants to ad pockets in a month or two…. for now it is a wonderful piece karen can add to her wardrobe !!!!
Karen brought back the Saori Piccolo from her hotel where she wove in her room in the evenings . She finished her scarf she had woven here with memories woven in of her visit here at the beach redwoods, and freindship!.
mean while Antoinette is braiding her Saori hat together...
Karen was so sweet she brought me gifts, yummy maple sugar candy from her home town, a cool container to hold cut thread scraps that she made , and this wonderful plied fabric strip cord she makes!
Antoinette and I asked her to show us how she did it !
Antoinette got it !
and Antoinette finished her saori cap!
I love it ! don't you?
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adding a side piece and working a few pieces to place under in the back and sew down .It is A really cute vest now karen! you do wonderful Saori weaving!
Peaceful weaving and sewing in the redwoods
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