It was so wonderful to be back to MISSA this year! Instead of the workshop being held in Metchosin, the venue was moved to Shawnigan Lake School – another beautiful campus.
I taught a 5-day SAORI Weaving Adventures workshop with 10 enthusiastic people and 2 assistants – Laura Roveda from SAORI Studio LA and Lynn Jones who has been weaving and designing in the SAORI way for 10+ years.
The class was a great mix of people who hadn’t woven before, people who had woven but not tried SAORI weaving and others with some years of SAORI weaving and a whole pile of cloth to design with. In SAORI weaving as “We inspire and learn from each other in the group” this mix was great – and everyone contributed to the overall learning and ideas.
There was weaving, clothing design, a short demo of warping and Bengala Dyeing and much fun. It is always great to see the weavings as they progress from cloth to clothes, bags, wallhangings and more!