Weave Your Cloth 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.

Our in person studio classes are currently on pause due to COVID precautions. We are offering Virtual classes via Zoom. Individual Virtual sessions are 40 min, $30 a session. Or you can buy a series of 4 and get one free.

Sessions can be tailored to the topics the student wants to cover. More intensive study requires the purchase of a series of sessions.

Weaving Classes Examples

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 that bring texture, interest and adventure 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.

Group Zoom sessions are coming soon on specific topics. Registration will be required in advance and kits will be available. Join the newsletter to hear about new classes as they get scheduled. Studio members will have first access at sign ups for group classes.

IN PERSON STUDIO CLASSES-
CHILDREN'S SESSIONS

TRY IT - Introduce your child to the world of no mistakes creating and weaving play. This 90 min session gives basic instruction for weaving, and the ideas of free and expressive weaving, as well as gives the child enough loom time to make a small hanging to take home. NO weaving experience necessary. $30 includes materials* (16 and under)

HOMESCHOOL/AFTERSCHOOL

No beginner or advanced sessions. Children are encouraged to learn from each other. Includes self guided weaving time and gentle technique instruction. 2 hours $40, plus materials*. (16 and under)

PARENT AND CHILD SESSION-

2 hours at the loom and a shared joyful experience for a parent and child. This session provides 2 looms with prepared black warps, for self guided weaving time and gentle technique instruction.
$75 per session, plus materials* Students will leave with the weaving they did that session.

Sessions can be purchased in a buy 5 get 1 free block. No weaving experience needed. We all learn and grow from eachother and there are no mistakes! There is a 10% sibling discount for every additional sibling over the first student.

ADULT INSTRUCTION


TRY IT!
 - 90 minutes; Come experience the joy of weaving your heart. No weaving experience is needed. This introductory session shares an explanation of the philosophy of freestyle weaving along with time for weaving play on a prepared black warp. Get a feel for the loom and all the features it offers. Self guided weaving and beginner instruction is included. $30plus materials.*

BASIC WEAVING
- sessions are 2 hours in length and are $40 per session, plus materials
Basic weaving instruction includes self guided weaving time at the loom on a prepared black warp, and gentle technique instruction. Basic sessions can also be used towards more advanced techniques like warping and garment construction.

Sessions can be purchased in a buy 5 get 1 free block. No weaving experience needed. We all learn and grow from each other and there are no mistakes!

FULL DAY SESSION

This is for the student that wants to dive in for more than 2 hours. . This full day session (Usually 10-4, includes coffee and tea and lunch) offers the student plenty of time for loom play and technique instruction. Beginner instruction is provided if needed. 
$110 plus material*.

INTENSIVE RETREATS (2+ days) are $125 per full day, plus materials* (usually 10-4, with an included lunch and tea). Intensive topic retreats can be tailored to the student.

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