What is SAORI weaving and why is it unique?
Saori is a contemporary Japanese style of weaving dedicated to free-style expression. “Ori” means weaving in Japanese. “Sa” is the first syllable of a word that means respect for individual dignity. SAORI weaving begins with very simple technical instruction, and then welcomes the student to listen to their own playful esthetic instincts. There is no rush, no pre-determined goal. The student sets the pace in a supportive environment. It is a gentle way of self-discovery.
Are the looms different than traditional weaving equipment?
Yes, in wonderful ways. If you are new to weaving, you will be glad to hear SAORI looms are designed for ease of use. If you are a seasoned weaver, you are in for a treat because you will appreciate some of the inventive features. If you have physical challenges, rest assured that these looms are designed with all people in mind. Our SAORI looms offer adaptations that make weaving accessible for people with limited dexterity or mobility.
Private classes are not offered at this time. Group classes are available at your facility (elder-care, medical, or educational facility, etc.). Send me an email for details.