SAORI FREESTYLE WEAVING
Instructor: Karen Pardee
Two sessions available to choose from:
9am – noon
1 – 4pm
Non-member: $75 | Member: $67.50; plus material fee of $20 payable directly to instructor.
Six students needed to run each class.
Class will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 235 John Street, Clayton.
SAORI is the Japanese art of handweaving founded by Misao Jo over 40 years ago. SAORI weaving places more emphasis on creativity and free expression than technical skills. There are no rules or samples to follow, and no mistakes – only possibilities! SAORI weaving is like painting with yarn; skipped warp threads, irregular selvages, playing with color and texture, all add to the spontaneity of SAORI handwoven cloth. We admire these irregularities as the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity.
Each student will have a pre-warped loom to work with, along with bobbins, shuttles, weft yarns, novelty yarns, hand-dyed roving, hand-dyed locks, sari ribbons and yarns, fabric cutter, scissors, and clipping rods. The instructor will also have samples of work, SAORI books, and sample limited edition warps for viewing, guidance, and inspiration!
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