Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Fun Trip

On Friday, I went to a weaving conference opening session.  This session was free and open to the public.  One of the most interesting parts was a fashion show of clothing and accessories made with Saori woven fabric.  Saori is both a company and a philosophy.  In the USA it is a registered trademark.   The philosophy speaks about making things by hand in a way that a machine can not make them.  Errors are not seen as flaws but as adding interest in the designs.  It also speaks to learning from each other: "we learn together as a group."  Even the beginner makes valid discoveries and shares them with the masters.

But what of this fashion show?  Do you want to see pictures? I have to say that this gave me so much inspiration for weaving - and for sewing also.
Here are a couple to tempt you - then you can follow the link to my Flickr album.

My Fashion Show Pictures on Flickr.

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kathyinozarks said...

thanks Gene I love it-off to check the link

Holee said...

What a great showing! I really love the tote bag with the wooden handles.

beebee said...

love the fashions....I can not wait to see what you will be showing us soon here on your blog!
I am going to check out that link.
thanks for viiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment

Vicki W said...

I love that second one!

Beth said...

oh so many beautiful pieces. I know the wheels are turning for you...I know somehing new and amazing will happen soon.

Jeanna said...

I would have bet money, if I were a betting person, that you made the first dress. It just seems like a Gene Black original ... Now off to Flikr, if I can remember my login.

Rhonda said...

Hi Gene. It's 3:30AM and I'm I decided to visit blogs to see what's up. Love this post. I see you are enjoying your retirement whole-heartedly. I'll bet you can't wait to "create"

textart said...

Thank you Gene, for posting so many of the fashion items. I didn't realize how many there were, and was happy to see images of the ones I missed whilst in the changing room. It really was a lot of fun.

Barb said...

I just know you had a great time, some of the things you have made could have been up there.