Description

Guest Tutor: Prue Simmons

In this workshop you will enjoy the fun and creativity of SAORI - a freestyle form of Japanese weaving to produce a gorgeous woven piece that can be immediately worn as a scarf.

You'll begin by learning the unique philosophy and history behind SAORI and how it differs to other forms of weaving, including how to tap into your innate creativity to produce your individual woven piece.

The looms are already threaded up and ready to go, so after learning some basic techniques you able enjoy this creative form of weaving immediately. SAORI weaving is relaxing and lots of fun. Throughout the class you will receive guided tuition and additional techniques to make your weaving even more incredible. Explore creativity using colour, texture and technique as you bring it all together to make a truly unique woven cloth.

No previous weaving experience is necessary - anyone can do SAORI weaving!

Materials Fee: $15 please pay direct to the tutor on the day.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • The unique Japanese philosophy and concept behind SAORI weaving
  • Explore creative and fun techniques for weaving using a SAORI loom
  • Techniques to create a gorgeous woven scarf and discover the joy of this fun, freestyle form of weaving
What you will get
  • You will go home with a beautiful woven scarf that you have created on the loom

What to bring
  • Everything is provided for the workshop - just bring your enthusiasm and free-spirited creativity
  • Bring your lunch or buy it at a local shop. We'll have a 30 minute lunch break.
What to wear

Clothes that you are comfortable in when sitting at a loom.

Appropriate for

Adults 15 years and older who want to explore freestyle creative weaving


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Opendrawer

Vendor sincce 2015

Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.

At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.

You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more. 

We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn. 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.

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Terms & Conditions

A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.

Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.

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LAURA

11 May 2016 • Explore SAORI weaving

The Saori weaving workshop was AMAZING! Such a genuine and free way of weaving, and so quick and easy to learn - can't wait to continue my Saori journey.

Heidi

03 May 2016 • Explore SAORI weaving

Absolutely fantastic. Prue is a highly skilled teacher who inspires everyone to really get into it and create a beautiful piece of cloth.

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