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SAORI Weaving: Weave & Wear 1M20
SAORI is a contemporary improvisational weaving art from Japan, influenced by Zen principles. Instead of following a pre-designed pattern, create your own pattern as you weave. There are no mistakes, just your own unique designs. All levels of weaving and sewing are welcome. Learn how to set up warp in a group. Weave material on a floor loom, then make a shrug, vest, tunic or poncho. Celebrate individual inner creativity and freedom of expression without rules or restrictions through weaving. End with an informal fashion show to showcase your creations and embrace the 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:
Materials List coming soon.