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SAORI freeform weaving 2 day beginners' course

Joyful weaving

Duration: 2 days

Price: £170

Book with: Amanda Edney
at BEAUTIFULcloth SAORI Studio

Napton Village Hall
The Crescent
Napton on the Hill, Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 8LS

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About the Course

During this beginners' course, you will be learn about the SAORI philsophy and how to use a SAORI loom. You will practice a variety of weaving techniques to add interest and texture to your weaving. During the two days you will gain confidence and start experimenting with the techniques to produce your own stunning creation.

You will be encouraged to explore your inner child, express your natural creativity and discover your artist's voice.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take time out and enjoy the space and environment to be your most creative self.

No experience required!


"Hi this is Amanda, owner of BEAUTIFULcloth SAORI Studio. I am a mixed-media Textile Artist, with a background in Social Psychology, Education, Interior Design, Textiles and more recently (2015) trained in Japan, to become a registered SAORI Weaving Instructor and supplier of SAORI looms and equipment.

I am passionate about empowering individuals of all ages to explore their creativity for personal enjoyment and self-expression, in a caring and sharing supportive environment. I have qualified teacher status and experience teaching all ages and levels from reception to undergraduates.

I look forward to sharing with you the Joy of SAORI weaving."


Amanda Edney BSc(hons) PGTC MAEd(Open) FDAD

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What's included in the price?

Beginners' course include:

Pre-warped SAORI floor looms, materials and equipment

(Workshop guests may like to bring yarns, pieces of fabric, buttons and anything else they may wish to include in their creative weaving. This is entirely optional.)

Refreshments during the day.

Guests are asked to bring their own lunches or may purchase food from the local village shop just a few minutes walk.



Want to review this course?

My journey with SAORI started when I came across weaving work by a a previous student of Amanda's. The beautiful work led me to contacting the student who kindly introduced me to her loom and the magical world of Saori weaving. I contacted Amanda and soon had organised to attend a workshop ran at the Village hall in Napton.
Amanda is a very inspirational teacher and I quickly began to create my own woven cloth. In the lovely colourful surroundings of yarn in the ideal relaxed setting of the village hall.
I own Alpacas and want to incorporate their wool into the loom work. I am so excited to be the owner of a hand made loom which has been made in Japan. I am travelling up to visit Amanda to collect it and spend time with her on her getting to know my loom workshop.
I already have many ideas and am looking forward to my journey ahead.

- - #19175

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 21st September 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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