Kim from The Saori Shed – Saori Weaving
19 April 2020
Kim says – “For weaving sessions I bring 2 Saori looms (that are set up with warp threads) and all equipment – Saori equipment to aid threading looms and equipment for weavers with physical difficulties, also the Sakiori cutter which slices ribbons of fabric ready for weaving, also inspiring Saori books showing weaving and clothes making techniques and yarns.
I give a talk about the philosophy behind Saori weaving, how it began and my journey with Saori. I show you how the looms work and then give demonstrations on freestyle weaving techniques to create texture and to add a new dimension to your cloth. Then everyone can have a try on the looms and play with freestyle, joyful weaving. There are no rights or wrongs with Saori, we are not following patterns, we are letting go! Saori places more importance on free expression and creativity than it does on technical skills or regularity of the woven cloth. Irregular selvedges and accidental skips of thread add to the un-programmed beauty of Saori cloths; we admire this irregularity as ‘the beauty with lack of intention’ resulting from our natural creativity.
I am passionate about introducing weaving as a form of communication and free expression. I am interested in facilitating projects to encourage free expression through weaving in a way that is accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender, physical ability or experience.I design and make knitwear combined with weaving and hanspun ‘art’ yarns to create one off pieces that can be worn in many ways – see www.twistedtailor.co.uk
I have trained in Japan at Saori no Mori with Zenzo Jo who is the son of Misao Jo. I am qualified to teach Saori weaving in the UK and am a registered supplier of Saori looms and equipment.
For more info on the philosophy of Saori weaving please see http://www.thesaorished.co.uk/”
- Bring and Brag table – bring something you have recently finished or are still working on to share your progress.
- Sales Table – You are invited to bring craft related and other items for sale. Please, no jumble. 10% of sales goes to the Guild.
- Raffle – we generally have 3 craft related prizes.
TIME/FORMAT: 11.00am – 4.00pm
The Demonstration / workshop will commence at 12. There will be a break for lunch an 2 hours for some hands on experience.
FACILITIES: Free Parking. The new one way entrance to the parking is from Banks Road (for those of you with satnav, check as it could send you down Crossways!). WiFi. Disabled access. Teas/Coffees, Cakes and Biscuits available for a small charge.
GUILD MEMBERS : Free – meetings attendance is included in annual membership fee.
VISITOR COST: This event is more than a talk so there is a higher entry fee – £15.00 on the door.