Japanese Weaving - SAORI
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19)
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chiaki O’Brien, SAORI Certified Instructor; former instructor at SAORI head office in Japan
Level:No experience necessary
Supplies:All supplies will be provided to make and bring home a completed weaving
Create a delightful hand-made gift for yourself or a loved one as you enjoy a relaxing weaving experience. SAORI weaving is a gentle, mindful and meditative process which emphasizes improvisation and creative expression. This contemporary weaving method founded in Japan in 1968, literally means “weaving with individual dignity.” It is a meditative art form where the weaver finds themselves completely absorbed and fully immersed into the weaving in front of them. The elegantly simple foot powered loom is perfect for beginners who are freed from traditional rules and regulations employed in weaving. There are no mistakes--only opportunities and discoveries using techniques that are shared with the group. The end result is a one-of-a-kind textile, perhaps a scarf, table runner or wall hanging. Weather permitting, these classes may be held outdoors to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the Arboretum’s natural surroundings.
Optional supplies: bring any personal items you may wish to be woven into the work, such as handspun yarn, strips of fabric, feathers, or sticks
Limit 10, Snyder Building - Tea Room
$89 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies