NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SPRING In-House classes.
SAORI Weaving: Weave a Scarf through the Freestyle Weaving Method 1F19
Learn how to set up a warp and weave a scarf on a SAORI loom. SAORI weaving is a contemporary improvisational method originated in Japan. Instead of following patterns or a draft, it focuses on individual inner creativity and freedom of expression without rules or restrictions through this moving, meditative craft. Class ends with an informal fashion show to showcase your creations and your process. Limit 8 students
Mihoko Wakabayashi established the first SAORI studio in the US and has been teaching SAORI weaving since 2000. She is the owner of SAORI Worcester, where she teaches and sells the apparel and other weavings she makes.
With a background in alternative education, Mihoko studied the philosophy of Summerhill, a British alternative school, and has attended conferences of the National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools. She worked for Tokyo Shure, a pioneer alternative educational institute in Tokyo, Japan.
Fiber Arts, Mixed Media
Materials & Tools:
$20 payable in class; additional materials list coming soon!