During this beginners' course, you will be learn about the SAORI philosophy 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 Beautiful cloth 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
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Beginners' course includes:
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.
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
I attended the 2 Day Beginners Saori Weaving course with Amanda and had a wonderful time. I had done a little bit of weaving before but was new to Saori. Right from the beginning Amanda made me feel relaxed and excited to learn. Her teaching style is relaxed and knowledgable. She had lots of examples for inspiration. She provided all the equipment needed which was all a high standard and a lovely selection of yards and treasures to experiment with. It was lovely to spend this time with like-minded people where the emphasis was on creating from the heart rather than the head. There are a few guidelines but no rules to Saori weaving so when we asked, is this right? Amanda would guide us to give it a try and see what happened and we were rewarded with producing individual and interesting art. I am now totally hooked on Saori weaving and have already booked another session with Amanda. I wholly recommend Amanda and this course if you want to give Saori weaving a go.
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.