SAORI Weaving

CLASS ID: 4R15
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 1, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Chiaki O’Brien
SAORI is very different from traditional weaving, placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. This is a therapeutic/healing weaving technique. SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. No two weavers are alike, so it is very natural that every single cloth, freely woven by people with different personalities, is beautiful in a unique way. Irregular selvages and accidental skips of thread add to the un-programmed beauty of SAORI cloths. We admire this irregularity as the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity. In this class we will relax, enjoy, explore, and develop positive thinking through weaving. Enjoy weaving with many colors, textures and utilizing the inherent sense of exploration we all possess! The looms will be set up ahead of time, so you can start weaving right away. You can take home whatever length you weave. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as home spun yarn or strips of fabric. Be ready to follow your heart and feel like you are 5 years old again!

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Twine It Your Way

CLASS ID: 4R36
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tressa Sularz
In this workshop you’ll twine a vessel in your own style. Twining is an ancient basketry technique. We will start with a beginning devised by the artist. You will determine to make this twining project into a hanging piece of art, or design it to display on a shelf or table. This class is open to all levels of experience. Some twining experience is helpful.

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Felted Vases, Vessels, and Bowls

CLASS ID: 4R11
Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 10:00AM – 2:30PM

Leslie Granbeck
Learn the fascinating art of seamless 3-D wet felting! Using wool and a variety of natural fibers, felt a small vessel to hold trinkets, chocolates, or to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose bright or natural colors, then “sculpt” your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary. You can even make it reversible. $20 material fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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Dancer Wall Piece

CLASS ID: 4R37
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tressa Sularz
Learn how to twine this wall piece that dances on the wall. OK, not really dancing on the wall, but when hanging on the wall it looks like a dancer. This is a fun project, and will help you with other twining projects. Glass beads are woven into this structure make it look like a fancy dancer. This is a fun class, and for those twiners you’ll be inspired to create in a new way. This class is open to all levels experience. Some twining experience is helpful.

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