SAORI is a contemporary hand weaving style founded in Japan. This Zen, therapeutic method of free-style weaving without any rules or restrictions of what or how to weave can temporarily remove us from the stress of our daily lives.

SAORI weaving is not merely the act of weaving a piece of cloth; it is an attempt to identify our true selves. This therapeutic way of weaving heals you from your busy daily lives because SAORI is free-style weaving. “All flowers are beautiful, even though each individual flower is different in form and color. Because of this difference, “all are good”. Because everything has the same life, life cannot be measured by a yardstick. It is this individuality that makes everything meaningful and the uniqueness of each thread that creates the tapestry of life.” ~Misao Jo, SAORI Founder~

Leave your brain behind and come and enjoy expressing yourself. Don’t worry about the finished product. Just enjoy being in a moment. The warp will be set on SAORI looms, so you can start weaving right away.

Instructor: Chiaki O’Brien

Length: 1 Day

Materials Fee:  $30, which covers warped looms to use in class, yarns, and other materials for weaving

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • Willingness to explore!
  • Scissors
  • If you want to incorporate your own material, such as handspun yarn, fabric strips, feathers… you are welcome to bring them.