SAORI Weaving

Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/$41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

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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Straw Weaving: Monster Bookmarks & Cuffs

Class ID: B808
Thursday, August 1
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-12

Learn to weave quick and easy colorful bookmarks and cuff bracelets! We will make a simple loom using plastic straws then weave in lots of colorful yarn. Once you start you will want to make a bunch to share with all your friends!

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Woven Paper Art Journal

Class ID: B213
Thursday, June 20
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-12

We will use many kinds of paper to make a one-of-a-kind art journal for all our summer sketching. Learn both paper weaving and book-making techniques in this fun class!

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