SAORI Weaving---Express yourself! - Friday AM

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Shepherds Harvest Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 40th St N

Lake Elmo, MN 55082

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SAORI Weaving---Express yourself! - Friday AM
Instructor: Chiaki & Dan O'Brien
Date: Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4 Min / 10 Max
Min Age: 6
Class Fee: $35
Materials fee payable to instructor: $20

SAORI is very different from the traditional weaving: placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or regularity of the woven cloth. This is a therapeutic/healing weaving technique: students in this class will relax, enjoy, explore, and develop positive thinking through weaving. Be ready to feel like you are 5 year old and be ready to follow your heart!

Even though there are only two harnesses, students can still enjoy weaving with many colors, textures and exploration! Students will be amazed how much they can do with two harnesses.

The warp will be set for students so they can start weaving right away. Students will take home whatever length they weave. The finished project might be a scarf, table runner or wall hanging.

We always try to do what only human beings can do, without imitating 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 different 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.

Students should bring: Scissors and nothing else is needed, though if students have materials that they would like to use for a project such as home spun yarn, ribbon, your own animals’ fleece…. Willingness to explore!

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Shepherds Harvest Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 40th St N

Lake Elmo, MN 55082

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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