Saturday, December 11, 2010


The holidays are impinging on my weaving! Finely I decided I had time to squeeze in a fast project and save my sanity! The saori woven cap designed by Su-chan in her Saori studio in Japan has been on my mind for 8 mons now ever since I saw  one at Terri Bibby's studio.
There is no pattern for the hats, the idea belongs to a designer  in Japan and out of respect I can not give details, sorry.
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 1st bright cap

warp for both caps
so in 24 hours I did it! I woven two caps. these are all cotton  and  mix rayon yarns.  I wound the warp yesterday afternoon, and sleyed the reed and threaded 1/2 the heddles. This morning I jumped out of bed and ran to the loom where I finished threading the heddles then beamed on and wove my first hat. Braked for lunch then started on the 2nd hat cap. The  2nd darker one is my winter solstice cap. Finished  it by 3:30 pm. today  loaded the photos and here they are, . The first cap , the brighter one, has shorter braided tassels. I like the longer ones on the second cap better, but I am going to break out the beads and add them to the shorter tassels to add length and sparkle.
bright cap

1st bright cap

2nd winter solstice cap

2nd cap



  1. So cool! Cannot for the life of me figure out how you assembled them.

  2. Your projects are so much fun! I love the colors and the textures. do you have a pattern or directions on how to make this hat? I love it!

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    1. Thank you! I sell my hats in Etsy ( saorisantacruz)

  4. Very clever use of the fabric! I'm going to try to make one, too. You seamed, gathered on the selvedge, and then added braids?

    1. Yes thats right this hat originally was su chan's design from japan i saw a finished hat and interpeterd it in 2010.

  5. I fell in love with these hats that I've been seeing on Etsy. I'm new to weaving but I do sew and I want to make one for myself and my mom. I'll never get to Japan to take a class so I'm just going to have to figure it out.

  6. I teach classes in how to make this saori hat.
    My website with my email is for more info.
    Jill nickolene sanders


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