SAORI Weaving Classes and Workshops

Online classes and Classes on Salt Spring

  • Zoom at Your Loom

    Bring your device to your loom, get your weaving ready and join in with others in these online workshop. Please email to register as I do not have an online registration system yet.

    WORKSHOPS:

    Saturday, May 15 10-12 (Pacific Time) – Vest designs -We will look at various patterns of vest designs from the SAORI clothing design books and others I’ve learned in Japan.  We will also talk about how to determine how to fit a vest for yourself.

    Tuesday, May 18 11-12 (Pacific Time) Loom Maintenance – The care and feeding of your loom.  One hour class – special price – $15 by eTransfer or $18 by PayPal

    Sunday, May 30 10-12 (Pacific time) – Weaving* (Note change of date)

    Saturday, June 12  10-12 (Pacific time) – Creating yarn at the Loom – using the Art Yarn Maker, the Bobbin winder and creating different effects for texture and design.

    Wednesday, June 16 10-12 (Pacific Time) – Supplemental Warp – this hands on workshop with go over different ways to use supplemental warp threads to create effects in your weaving for both warp and weft.

    Sunday, June 27 10-12 (Pacific Time) – Weaving* (Note change of date)

    *The weaving workshops will be a chance to weave together, ask questions and I will share demos on various SAORI ideas and techniques.  There is no fixed curriculum for these weaving workshops, they are open, like SAORI.  Bring your ideas, questions and everyone will learn new things and be inspired by one another in the group.

    Workshop cost
    $50 + GST – $52.50 by eTransfer or $55 by PayPal (to cover PayPal fees) per 2-hour session

    Maximum 8 [except where noted]

    SAORI ZOOM HANGOUTS ($10 or pay what you can)

    May 7 11-12 Pacific Time

  • Online Classes

    I am now offering online classes for small groups (1-3 people)

    In this class, we will discuss the SAORI philosophy while weaving, exploring clothing design or any topic of interest.  As this is a small group or one-on-one class we can cover your specific questions in more depth.

    1-hour online class, one-on-one: $70 + GST

    1.5 hour online class, 2-3 people $60 + GST each

    If you are interested in an online class please email me for more details.

  • Classes

    ON HOLD again with the new Provincial Health Order.

    I am now offering Individual one-on-one classes or a class for 2 of the same family group at the studio.

    Looms will be set up and there is a great variety of materials to choose from.  You will be able to weave something beautiful to take home with you from this 2-hour class whether you have woven before or not.  A few simple instructions will get you started, but there are endless possibilities to explore.

    A great way to share some memories with a family member.  Children 6 and up welcome with an adult.

    Classes will be scheduled by appointment and will be 2 hours long.  Prepayment of class fees is required.

    Costs: $70 for 2-hours + $15 materials fee and GST

    Please contact me to schedule a class or if you have questions.

    COVID Protocols

    COVID protocols will be in place and I ask that you bring and wear a mask and use hand hygiene / sanitizer and follow COVID protocols.

    There will be just one class on any day with a maximum of 2 people and everything will be wiped down before and after the class.  Hand sanitizer will be provided, or you can bring your own.

    Notes:

    1. Please do not come if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.  I will gladly reschedule your class to another time.

    2. There is a washroom at the studio that is exclusively for student use should you need it while you are here.

    3. I am unable to serve tea or coffee as usual during COVID, but please feel free to bring along your own.

“I spent a leisurely Wed afternoon on the deck unboxing and assembling the loom.  Packed well and in perfect condition.  What a gem – so slick the way everything slips into place so easily.  By last evening I had a warp on and started to weave.  It is really well designed for simplicity.”

T.H.

“What an amazing week!  I’m grateful for your sharing your works, stories, so many techniques and of course – the SAORI philosophy.  I’m thrilled beyond words to more fully embrace this way of seeing when I weave, design and ultimately – live my life.  Peace.” 

F.A.California

“Thanks so much for helping us make our theme “Weaving a Tapestry of Faith” meaningful to our children. Your patience with all of us is greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your expertise and love of weaving with our school.”

St. Joseph’s Elementary SchoolChemainus, BC

“What a great week!  Loved the encouraging atmosphere and your gentle nudge to try something new.  I learned a lot that I will take with me and use.” 

S.TIowa

“Come alive!  Begin SAORI!  The inner weaver awaits.  Thank you so much Terri, for your kindness and patience as you introduced me to SAORI.  I felt supported and encouraged in exploring my creativity in my first weaving effort.  A true joy bubbling up from inside.” 

K.Washington

“Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation at the 2009 Sewing, Needle & Fibre Arts Show. You are an amazingly talented & creative woman”

Organizing committeeCampbell River, BC

“What a fabulous experience to create such a beautiful weaving with my daughter under your guidance.  It was a wonderful example of how Spirit takes a bit of color here and a mistake there to weave together the fabric of our living.”

L&M

“What a wonderful two days.  Wish it were longer!  Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise and for your easy way of teaching.  Thanks too for your help with our logistics and suggestions for what else to do on the island.”

C. I.Delaware

“Thank you so much for coming and running such a brilliant workshop!  People have been talking about it for weeks.  As coordinators we could not have been happier.”

Lisa WoodVancouver

“There are not words, but I am going to try anyway.  This last week has been magical, healing and a refreshing space to ponder and just be.  I go home seeing with new eyes.  Sharing creative energy, bouncing ideas back and forth until the very air sparkles with possibility.” 

M.B.Arizona

“The cottage, the studio, the island and your presence is just all so magical.  I felt like I had come home the minute I drove onto the property.  And the weaving!  what a joyful and uplifting experience – so many options.  It opened up my creative spirit and took me places I hadn’t imagined.”

J.S.Alberta

“Your presentation, ‘Weaving without Boundaries’ has contributed to the larger discussion of definitions of disability, impairment and illness as well as to specific discussions about the interplay of arts and (dis)ability. We are pleased you have been able to be part of Engaging Disability.”

Coordinator, Engaging DisabilityUniversity of Victoria, BC

“My two days in your studio were fun, relaxing and eye opening.  So much colour = bliss! The SAORI way is freeing and calming.  No Mistakes = New Design.  Thank you.” 

L.G.British Columbia

“Thank you so very much for the wonderful SAORI time.  I am so excited to have my first pieces of weaving made into clothing – love every piece.” 

K.B.British Columbia

“I love to create lifetime memories with my travels and my family.  You truly made such an impact.  I’m sure we will return to this amazing place again.” 

J.B.Colorado

“How do I start?  An amazing class – not  just weaving, but philosophy as well.  It fit right in where I am!  Thank you for your kind guidance and encouragement.  I look forward to seeing you again – our paths will cross.”

N.B.Washington

Always a pleasure to order from Terri! Thank you once again Terri for my SAORI order. As per usual, it is perfect!  You are always so quick to fill my order and everything is there.

Such a wonderful feeling to find a box from Saori Salt Spring Weaving Studio on my porch with all my new weaving goodies!!! Love my colourful warps from this shipment and can’t wait to put them on my loom.

P.S. Thank you for sharing your love of weaving with us. I enjoy your FaceBook postings. I get to
see your beautiful creations and be inspired!!

D.W.
SAORI Weaving and Clothing Design

Workshop Registrations:

Workshop registration is confirmed when full payment has been received and receipt issued.

In the unlikely event that a workshop must be cancelled by the organizer, everyone registered will be notified immediately and receive a full refund of their registration fees.

NOTE:  With online classes in the winter, there is a chance on Salt Spring Island that we may have a Power Outage!  In this event, of course, the class would need to be cancelled, perhaps at the last minute.  In this case I would notify people as best as I can and of course refund class fees – or transfer them to another session.

If a registered student wishes to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot attend the workshop, the following will apply:

  • They may invite another person to attend in their place in the specific workshop;
  • If cancellation is received 14 or more days before the starting date, a refund will be offered, less a $25 administration fee or a switch to another workshop date with availability may be offered; and
  • If cancellation is received less than 14 days from the scheduled starting date, or the registered student does not show up to the workshop, no refund will be offered.

Including Victoria workshops, Salt Spring Retreats and

other workshops other than listed above

due to COVID-19