Saori Weaving Taster Workshop

Saori Weaving Taster Workshop


A three hour introduction to Saori Weaving, a Japanese technique of intuitive weaving on beautiful handmade floorlooms. You will learn about the philosophy behind the Saori movement and the basic elements of the looms, warp, weft, tension, bobbins, shuttles and much more.

The looms are already set up, so all you have to do is choose your colours and textures as weft.

You will create a unique piece of fabric, wall hanging or table runner to take home.

Suitable for beginners

Freeweaver is London’s first and only officially registered Saori Studio

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?

All materials (you take home what you weave), use of ready-set Saori floor looms, coffee, tea


Erna Janine at Freeweaver Saori Studio London


379-411 Westferry Road
Isle of Dogs
E14 3AE

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


4 hours (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

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In-person course
Suzanne Coleman - - #19028

Freeweaver's Saori Taster Workshop is fabulous. Janine is very knowledgeable about the Saori weaving philosophy and techniques. Janine has a very calm and relaxed manner that puts you at ease right away.

She has various Saori loom models set up, and I tried them all to see which one felt just right. She has lots of different fibers and colors for you to experiment with.

If you want to buy a Saori loom (as I did), she is there to advise you, but otherwise there is no "sales talk"--it is all about the joy and experience of weaving in the Saori way.

I recommend this workshop and Freeweaver very highly. Just do it--you will be so happy that you did!

In-person course
Libby - - #18824

Janine runs small classes, and in the beginner's course teaches all the skills required to make your own woven artwork. She also provides a wide range of fibres to experiment with.
I made a festive door hanging in my first lesson, which I feel proud of, and am looking forward to my next class.
The weaving itself is a relatively simple process but requires concentration. It's your choice how much you experiment with fibres and techniques.
The venue for the class is a fairly new craft centre with other interesting things going on alongside, and easily reached on the DLR.
I can thoroughly recommend this class. I loved it!

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