Make a Sakiori kimono style jacket from thread to garment
Create a bespoke and lined kimono style rag jacket(traditional, contemporary or freestyle), made to measure, with ethical and recycled yarns and fabrics, using Saori looms.
We will be working in a small group in the spacious gallery of Craft Central at a relaxed pace. Facilitated by Janine, qualified Saori instructor and couture tailor Albina from Petit Jardin London.
4-6 October 2021.
Day 1: 10.30 -15.30 introduction to Saori Weaving, measuring and cloth design
Day 2: 10.30 -15.30 weaving + construction
Day 3: 10:30 -15.30 weaving, construction, fitting
Included: all materials, silk, cotton, wool yarns, Sakiori ribbon, garment lining, use of pre-warped floor looms, sewing machine, choice of traditional and contemporary patterns.
Saori instruction and support, design, sewing and fitting guidance, lining support.
No prior textile experience necessary.
About Erna Janine
Erna Janine, who has been involved with natural textiles for over 20 years. She studied hand spinning with animal and plant fibres, botanical dyes and Viking age textile construction: warp weighted looms, tablet weaving, nalbinding, etc. at the Icelandic College for traditional handcrafts in Reyjavik.
For the last four years, Erna Janine has been visiting Japan regularly to study Saori freeweaving, a handweaving technique developed by Misao Jo. Unlike traditional textile techniques, which rely on repeating patterns, Saori Weaving is freestyle, personal to the weaver and so expressive that each cloth is unique, a work of art.
Workshops are non-refundable. If you can no longer make it on the day you are welcome to find a replacement to take your space. It may be possible to book you for an alternative date depending on the workshop/ availability. Requests to exchange the date must be made no less than 7 days before the event.
If the event is affected by Coronavirus, cannot run due to Government restrictions or facilitator illness, we will contact you to rebook or a refund.
Monday 4th,Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th October, 3-day workshop, daily 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Booking necessary, £500, 6 spaces