SAORI weaving session with Wayward Weaves (Weds evenings 7pm-8.30pm)

The light and welcoming Wayward Weaves studio in Stroud


Join our friendly, regular SAORI group sessions at the Wayward Weaves studio in Stroud.

Wednesday Evenings 7pm-8.30pm

SAORI is a form of weaving from Japan that encourages improvisation and free expression. With no pattern or rules to follow, Saori enables you to weave quite freely; simply enjoying each moment as it comes. In Saori, we weave with our heart as well as our hands.

These sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced weavers and are an opportunity for you to spend some time alongside others exploring a world of texture and colour and creating your own unique Saori woven pieces.

During your first visit I’ll teach you the basics of how to use the loom and introduce some simple patterning techniques. You'll leave with a lovely small sample piece to take home.

You can come for a one-off session or book a series if preferred. If you’re keen to continue, you can use the sessions to explore different techniques and work on your own projects as you like.

Small groups (maximum 4 participants)

Other days and times are often available, as well as half-day and day-long workshops. Please contact me for more information.

I aim to make the sessions as accessible as possible and am very happy to do all I can to make sure that everyone can participate as fully as possible.

Please do let me know if you have any access requirements or would like to discuss any aspect of the venue, teaching or weaving process.

Physical access - unfortunately, my studio is up two flights of stairs but once there, all facilities (kitchen, toilets etc) are on one level. I do occasionally also run workshops in more physically accessible venues. Please get in touch if you would like more info.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

For drop-in sessions, you'll be using a loom prepared with a 30cm wide cotton warp. These are shared warps, which means that your weaving will be removed from the loom for you to take home at the end of each session, leaving the loom free for the next participant.

If you decide that you’d like to come on a regular basis and work on a longer project, you can buy a warp of your choice that will be yours alone to continue working on at each session.

I have a large range of weft yarns for students to use. These are mostly cotton but other materials are available. There will be a small additional charge for these studio yarns, which will be based on the weight of your finished piece. You are, of course, very welcome to bring your own yarns to explore with too!​

For refreshments I provide tea, herbal teas, coffee and oat milk.


Nicola Builder at Wayward Weaves

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London Road

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1½ hours (7:00pm to 8:30pm)

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