Woven Heart SAORI Studio is a full spectrum textile arts studio offering a range of creative fiber art classes that embrace the philosophies of SAORI. We celebrate the beauty we create with our hands, see possibility in the places others see mistakes, and unlock our creative spirit by encouraging the exploration of “What If?”

Esther Rodgers is the weaver and instructor behind Woven Heart SAORI. She is a full time fiber arts educator, known for her creative exploration of art yarn spinning and fiber preparation, as well as SAORI weaving. She frequently uses these creative yarns in her woven cloth, and has lots of tricks on how they can shine. She has extensive experience in designing and sewing and loves to use her SAORI cloth to make garments.

Virtual Classes are currently being offered-

Virtual Studio Membership available HERE

Individual 1:1 session are available.

See HERE for a list of topics offered for virtual classes.

Group classes will be offered soon. Sign up for our free newsletter to find out about virtual group classes and other important information such as in person studio re-openings, etc.

For questions regarding virtual individual or group classes, or to book a class or lecture for your group, guild or festival, send a message through the contact form, or send an email please to with SAORI VIRTUAL CLASS in the subject, with your questions, and we’ll go from there.

Due to COVID in person access to the studio is limited. However we hope that soon we will once again open our studio to adults and children with both individual classes and small groups.
Join the newsletter to be notified when the studio reopens for in person sessions.

Find a list of the weaving classes offered at the studio HERE

Find a list of the sewing classes offered at the studio HERE

In person classes are offered weekly, by appointment, as short classes or longer intensive retreats. Maximum class size is 4. In SAORI, we learn from each other, so when individual sessions are booked in the studio, there could be others in the studio as well (studio time is group based)

If you want to book individual private studio time, contact Esther through the connect page, or send an email to with Private Studio Booking in the subject and when you are looking to schedule a visit and Esther will get back to you with details and availability.

*Esther has had her COVID vaccine. If YOU have also had YOUR COVID vaccine (or once you do) you are ELIGIBLE to visit the studio. Reach out to Esther to schedule an in person visit if you meet the requirements.

Woven Heart SAORI Studio is located in Mebane, North Carolina. We are an hour from Winston Salem, 45 minutes from Greensboro, 25 minutes from Durham, 45 from Raleigh, just over 2 hours from Charlotte and about an hour from Wake Forest. Find a SAORI studio near you.