Welcome to the SAORI Salt Spring Weaving Studio

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

The philosophy or slogans of SAORI 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 2020 the SAORI Salt Spring Weaving Studio has been mainly closed.

Regular studio classes, workshops and retreats have been cancelled or postponed and will be for some time still.  I’ll be reviewing this in early September 2021.

July 31, 2021 Update – Zoom at your Loom classes, Hangouts, Shop online

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.  Next class August 29.

Also, check out the special classes on Warping or if you have a suggestion, please let me know.


You can read my Summer newsletter here.

Words to Weave – A Virtual Exhibit

The website remains live, so you can still visit and see the works of  14 Artists sharing their weaving, inspired by words.  www.wordstoweave.com

Study Groups

I have been hosting Study Groups via zoom.  A great way to explore with others on a series of ideas or techniques.  The next group will start in September.  For this one you’ll need to be comfortable making warps, as it will require you to make one warp per month and weave it.  Let me know if you are interested in signing up to this session of learning together. September to December with an intro session in September and then show and tell sessions towards the end of each month,  5 sessions in total – 4 topics to explore. Email me for more info or to register.

Shop update

My Handwovens are now online and available for purchase, along with items by Lynn Jones of Victoria.  We are adding more to our shop in the coming weeks.  You can find it at www.saorisaltspringweaving.com.

The SAORI Salt Spring 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 also shop online at my ETSY shop for SAORI looms, books, yarn and equipment.  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.

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.  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.

More details on classes here.

Fashion Show

Thanks to Mihoko at SAORI Worcester for putting together these fun Fashion Shows on YouTube.  Great inspiration for Clothing Design!

Fashion Show 1

Fashion Show 2

Fashion Show 3

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,