Freestyle SAORI weaving for a stress free life!
Using a mixture of materials and textures
to make wearable art.
Gwehyddud Saori llawrydd ar gyfer bywyd di-straen!
Gan ddefnyddio cymysgedd o ddefnyddiau
a gweadau i wneud celf gwisgadwy.
I create because I have to, this is who I am.
Using my hands to transform what is in my heart and mind into an object that can be shown to everyone, be shared and enjoyed gives me a feeling of fulfillment and a sense of my place in the world, my reason for being.
Through creation I can function as an active member of society, playing my part in the dot of existence that I occupy.
Without this feeling of value I am lost, without place, without purpose.
With it I can change the world!
I was first drawn to the practical process of hand weaving when I took a course in textiles at what was then the West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Since then I have followed the path of a Craftsman Hand Weaver attending fairs, exhibitions and trade shows.
I moved to North Wales in 1982 where I was demonstrating in the Bodeilio Weaving Centre on Anglesey. In 1986 I set up the Seion Weaving Centre in Llanberis. We had 4 textile designers working in a shared studio that was open to visitors, a permanent exhibition telling the Story of Weaving from its earliest form to the present day, a gallery with changing exhibitions and a gift shop. We also sold looms, yarns, fibres and spinning wheels.
Times were hard and we eventually closed.
I continued to weave, teach and exhibit in between other jobs.
As my own practice as an Artist Facilitator has developed and changed over the years I have learned many things about the creative process, its value and its place in the lives of every person alive. Not everyone thinks they are creative yet everyone of us has intuition and it is with intuition that we relate to the world around us, our relationship with it and with each other.
By working as an Artist Facilitator I see my role as enabling others to find their place in the world while still keeping their own integrity, their own sense of self. Within our true selves we can live with each other.
If I can help just one person to find their way I will have achieved something of worth.
I discovered SAORI and all my prayers were answered!