Create your own piece of handwoven cloth
During this workshop, you will be introduced Saori, its history in Japan and the philosophy of this intuitive and relaxed way of weaving which greatly emphasises on free expression of texture and colour. In this way, Saori weaving can be described as an expressive form of textile art that is often highly therapeutic for the weaver/observer.
You will also learn the basics terms of weaving
-warp and weft
-shuttles, bobbins, peddles and heddles
-different yarns, tensions
- various ways to experiment with colour, texture and pattern.
Your cloth will be 30-40cm wide and have a minimum length of 1 metre, mainly depending on the weight of the yarns.
There is a good range of yarns and other textile materials to choose from.
All materials are included, participants are also welcome to bring their own yarn if they wish to. Japanese Saori floor looms will be provided with a ready-made warp to weave on.
You take home what you weave, a table runner, small scarf or wallhanging for instance.
No prior weaving experience needed.
Each workshop is limited to 4 paces. £80 pp
Held by Janine of Freeweaver Saori Studio, www.freeweaver.co.uk