SAORI Weaving Classes


Woven Heart SAORI studio is an expressive and creative weaving and fiber studio. We open our studio to adults and children with both individual classes and small groups. Classes are offered virtually, and in non pandemic times, in person at the studio- weekly, by appointment, as short classes or longer intensive retreats. We embrace the philosophies of SAORI and concepts of wabi sabi and no mistakes creating by encouraging students to engage in joyful, weaving from their heart. No experience is necessary and there is no beginning or advanced. We all learn and grow from each other. Sessions can be tailored to the topics the student wants to cover. More intensive study requires the purchase of a series of sessions.


Retreat topics can include:

  • SAORI warping using SAORI warping board
  • Beaming and Threading a SAORI warp using the SAORI tabletop beaming and threading system
  • Threading a prewound warp using the SAORI tabletop threading system
  • Creative and Expressive weaving techniques. Bringing interest into your cloth
  • Garment Design, Draping and Construction- see Sewing your cloth page for detailed class descriptions
  • Exploration of 3D Weaving- Cross and Circle weaving- See the possibilities of weaving 3 dimensional structure on your 2 dimensional loom. With clever warp and weft pattern, watch your cloth pop into dimension when you take it off the loom.

Overnight accommodations can be arranged either at a local hotel, airbnb, or a local B&B.

*Material fees are $3.5 per oz-cotton, wool and warps, weighed when the project is finished and cut off the loom

Woven Heart looks forward to bringing the bold adventure SAORI weaving of all around the Southeast.

Additional information

Class Topic

Children's Sessions, Homeschool/Afterschool, Parent/Child Session, Adult Instruction, Basic Weaving, Full Day Session, Intensive Retreats

# of Classes

One Class ($30), Buy 4 Get 1 Free ($120)