Late this morning, I finished warping and early this afternoon I started weaving on the ready-made warp that came with the loom. What a joy! It is so freeing to be able to just sit and weave something simple on two harnesses without any boundaries and without worrying how it is going to turn out. I'm basically just emptying some bobbins leftover from other projects. This will likely be a banner for the garden -- actually probably several banners as the warp is six meters long!
The best part of this loom is that it is so portable and simple to set up and use. I look forward to taking it to weaving groups and weaving in the garden with the "sheep".
Here are the four slogans of Saori for you to ponder, taken from the book, Saori: Self-Innovation Through Free Weaving by Misao Jo & Kenzo Jo:
1. Consider the differences between a machine and a human being.
2. Be bold and adventurous.
3. Look out through eyes that shine.
4. Inspire one another, and everyone in the group.