An absolutely wonderful experience. I came away enthused and excited and it has really changed the way i approach my weaving . Now looking at purchasing a saori loom to continue
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!
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!
A good introduction to Saori weaving. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative taster class, well worth attending, so much so I have purchased a loom.
Lovely relaxed studio which showcased the Saori looms well. Enjoyed the “taster” workshop and Janine’s relaxed/informative style of teaching. I would have liked the opportunity to have spent longer at the loom.
This was an excellent course, well taught and rewarding