Welcome to the SAORI Salt Spring Weaving Studio - SAORI Weaving

SAORI weaving is weaving from the heart.  No rules, no mistakes.  But it is so much more!

The philosophy or slogans of SAORI weaving and the writings of Misao Jo inspire an approach to weaving that opens the heart and the mind.  No longer are there patterns to follow, the designs and ideas come from inside and from inspiration through sharing with others.

Come and immerse yourself in the colour and creativity of the SAORI way!

Join SAORI Salt Spring and learn to weave!


Since mid-March the SAORI Salt Spring Weaving Studio has been closed. Regular studio classes, workshops and retreats have been cancelled or postponed and will be for some time still.

Studio updates, Zoom hangouts, Shop open, Online and Outdoor classes – July 29, 2020

Studio update

I’m sure missing the SAORI community!  It’s been great to see your weaving, gardening & nature inspirations, baking and everyday life through your social media posts.  

With the space available in the studio and the sharing of tools and equipment and yarn, it’s just not possible to have classes with distancing.  So, the studio remains closed for now as the health of all remains my priority.

Shop update

The shop remains open online and I am so grateful to all of you who have been purchasing yarn, warps, books and even looms.  I’m so happy to support you in your weaving and it also has been a great support to me.  Thank you! You can shop online at my ETSY shop (www.etsy.com/shop/saorissi).  I’ve been adding more online since you cannot be here in person.  Please email me if you have a question or would like to order directly at saltspringweaving (at) gmail.com.

SAORI Zoom Hangouts

I’ve been offering Zoom SAORI hangouts from my studio – the next one will be on Friday, July 31 at 10:00 am Pacific – it is full, with a waitlist, but there are still spots for the next one on August 14, 2020.  Email me at saltspringweaving (at) gmail.com if you’d like to join in.  For the summer, they will be every two weeks.  All are welcome.  They are 1 hour long and  have an opportunity for show and tell, questions, a SAORI reading from the Self Innovation book and time for conversations about creativity.

Online Classes

I am now offering online classes.  I invite you into my studio ~virtually~ to enjoy some weaving time.   These classes are 1 hour one-on-one classes via Zoom or FaceTime or 1.5 hours via Zoom for 2-3 people.  We can weave together, share the SAORI philosophy, discuss clothing design or talk about anything to do with SAORI weaving.  Please email me for details at saltspringweaving (at) gmail.com if this might be of interest to you.

Outdoor Classes

I’m now also offering 2-hour outdoor classes under a canopy at my studio on Salt Spring during August and September.  The weather is usually nice and it will be easier outdoors.  I will set up a loom, or you can bring your own.  I will be sure to wipe everything down before and after your visit and will only have one class per day.  Please bring a mask along too, as masks will be required.  I will have hand sanitizer available, or you can bring your own.  COVID protocols will be posted.  Available by appointment starting in August.

More details on both types of classes here.

Be well

I hope you are well.  I hope that you are taking some time to do things that bring you joy and I hope you are able to spend some time outside.  These are crazy times this #lifeinthetimeofcorona and most people that I’ve talked to have had so many different feelings and emotions through this.  I think that’s normal, while nothing else around us is.  So take care of yourself, your family and your creative side.

I continue to post my weaving, and my walks on my Facebook page and on Instagram. I look forward to seeing you there too.

In the meantime…be well, stay safe and Happy Weaving,