Classes for Youth
SAORI Weaving Workshop
Time: 11:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $45 plus $25 materials fee
Instructor: Karen Pardee, Serendipity SAORI Studio
Class Size: Maximum of 5 participants
No experience is necessary!
Saori is the Japanese art of hand-weaving 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.
The looms will be set up and ready for students to begin weaving after a brief introduction and demonstration. Students will take home the cloth they weave!
Students should bring an open mind and willingness to explore!