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.

September 10, 2020 Update

Zoom at your Loom classes, Zoom hangouts, Shop open, Online and Outdoor classes

Studio update

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, September 11 at 10:00 am Pacific and the next one after that will be October 23, 2020.  Email me at saltspringweaving (at) gmail.com if you’d like to join in.  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.

**NEW** Zoom at Your Loom Classes

Starting on September 19, I will be hosting “Zoom at your Loom” classes.  You can join in with others and weave along.  Just bring your device to your loom and we will weave together.  I will give demos on things you may be interested in, you will get to chat and share with others as we weave.  I will “walk” around and see what you are weaving and we will talk about SAORI.  See details on my workshop page.

Online Classes

I also offer small group or one-on-one 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 the fall as long as the weather is good.  I will set up a loom, or you can bring your own.  Available by appointment for up to 2 people.

More details on 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, 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,