Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Japanese Textile and Craft Festival
14 March - 17 March 2019 | Promoted Event
| Free

Freeweaver Saori Studio is pleased to announce the Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival showcasing the impact of Japanese influences in contemporary art and craft. The festival presents art work by a group of international visual and textile artists, and includes audio-visual presentations, demonstrations and workshops. The contributing artists explore natural dye processes (including Dorozome), Boro, Saori Weaving, Sashiko Embroidery, Sakiori, Shibori, Katagami Stencilling and Woven Shibori. Each artist’s choice of technique and description of their thought processes provides further insight to their work. A gallery shop with Japanese and Japanese-inspired work is located near the entrance/exit.

The contributing artists are:

Yukihito Kanai for Kanai Kougei, Japan (kanaikougei.comyukihitokanai.com)

Erna Janine for Freeweaver Saori Studio and cloth_maker, UK (freeweaver.co.uk)

Jennifer Roseman, Australia (facebook.com/jenniferrosemanartist)

Cathy Hao for Saori Weaving Woods, Taiwan (facebook.com/weavingwoods)

Rob Jones for Romor Designs, UK (romordesigns.com)

Harumi Ikegame for Kachua, Japan (kachua.net)

Janouk Idunn, Janouk Idunn photography, UK instagram/janoukidunn

Saorinomori, Izumi Japan (saoriglobal.com)

Iris de Voogd for The White Light Studio, The Netherlands (agildedyarn.wordpress.com)

Ross Belton for Modern Eccentrics, UK (moderneccentrics.wordpress.com)

Demonstrations and workshops will be held by Romor Designs, Freeweaver Saori Studio and Modern Eccentrics.


Thursday 14 March

13:00-14:00 Saori Weaving Demonstration

Friday 15 March

13:00-17:00 Saori Weaving with Japanese Noro Yarns workshop

14:00-16:00 Sashiko stitching demonstration

Saturday 16 March

12:00-16:00 Saori Weaving with Metal Threads

14:00-16:00 Ethical Craft Series: Indian Charkha Spinning workshop+Japanese hand weaving

Sunday 17 March

13:00-14:00 Saori Weaving Demonstration



Exhbtion open:
12-17 March
Demos and workshops vary


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United Kingdom