Events Calendar


SAORImôr 2017-18 Events Calendar


 5th August                                      NEXT KAI = 2018

Summer Kai (Show & Tell)

“Inspire each other and everyone in the group”

Come along and meet other SAORI weavers.

See what beautiful things people have been weaving.

Bring your weaving, show and tell what you have been making.

Share ideas and techniques.

Drop in or spend the whole day.  

Light refreshments available.

Entry fee = A bag of SAORI to show.


6th September

Warping (quick x5 method) & Tabletop Beaming  

With Rosie Green


In this 3hr. introduction you will make your own handmade warp roll on a tube just like the SAORI Special Edition Ready Made Warps but in your very own colourway and yarn selection. 

You will learn about selecting warp yarns for a balanced warp, using the warping frame with the 5x yarn method, using Kenzo’s Dividing Bar on the back beam of the 60 series looms and using the Tabletop Beaming & Threading Frame for beaming a warp.

Bring your own Warp extension tube kit & yarns or chose from the wide range available in the studio and shop.

*Warp extension tube kits available to order (pls specify size when ordering Piccolo £15 or 60 series £19)

Places limited to 4 to keep group size small.

Booking essential.
10am-1pm £35 (Deposit £10)*plus equipment & yarns    

 20th  September   

SAORI Clothing Techniques & Placemat Vest (1&2 NEW SAORI SEWING Series)

With Rosie Green

So you have your woven fabric and want to know how to make it into something fun to wear?

In this 3hr introduction you will learn about preparing your fabric for sewing, various sewing techniques and to understand SAORI patterns.
Places limited.

Booking essential.
10am-1pm £35 (Deposit £10)

Bring your own washed cloth to create the simple placemat vest.
Places limited to keep group size small. 
Booking essential.
2pm-4pm £25 (Deposit £10)

Book the full 5hrs, both classes combined on same day £50 (Deposit £10)


4th November

Zipped Bag Workshop (Part 4 NEW SAORI SEWING Series)   

With Margaret Markland

So you have your SAORI woven fabric and are looking for a simple sewing project ?

In this 4hr introduction you will learn how to plan and cut a simple bag pattern, sew an interface and lining,

insert a zipper and shape the corners so the bag will stand up.

Bring your own washed SAORI & cotton fabric to create your own fabulous zipped bag suitable for makeup, pencils etc.

Zip, interfacing and other notions supplied. 

You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use ours (please specify when booking)

Places limited to 6 to keep group size small. 
Booking essential.

10:30am-3pm £40 (Deposit £10) 



7th November

More SAORI Clothing (Part 3 NEW SAORI SEWING Series)

With Rosie Green

Enjoy a full day of experimenting with designs for wonderful freestyle SAORI to wear.
Shaping, bias, salvage & fringing, using manaquins & each other as models.

Bring your own washed cloth to create your own fabulous, one of a kind garment.

Places limited. 
Booking essential.
£75 (Deposit £10)





Saturday 11th, 18th & 25th November 2017  

Winter Basic SAORI Course 

With Rosie Green

Make inspiring new friends & beautiful SAORI items to treasure or give as Christmas gifts.
Immerse yourself in the SAORI experience, become familiar with SAORI looms & techniques. 
Understand what is meant by Misao Jo’s message.
Explore weaving techniques
Create fancy yarns
Set ready made warps
Finish Cloth 
Sew & make beautiful SAORI items.

6 x 2 Hour Classes over 3 Saturdays 
3 months studio membership 
(which offers discounted studio time @ £10 / half day and 10% off selected weaving equipment, yarns & warps in the studio shop) 

No rules, no mistakes; just self-expression through freestyle weaving.
All abilities catered for.
Looms warped up & ready to weave.
Simple techniques.
Small group.
Wheelchair accessible looms.
Support Workers are welcome to assist & participate in all sessions at no extra charge.

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

BOOK FOR ALL 6 CLASSES £135 plus materials (£35 Deposit)


December TBC

Weaving Together Christmas Workshop

With Julia Musgrave

  • SAORI Christmas card
  • Camel ornament with a miniature hand woven saddle blanket 

Weave freely in your own way using your full creative capacity and weave your own unique piece of textile art or make a gift for someone special.

We happily provide all the guidance you need to begin weaving in pairs on fully set up SAORI looms.

Learn techniques to achieve exciting results with colour and texture.

No experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for.

A freestyle weaving for wellbeing experience for adults and children of all ages.

Experience this self-innovative approach that over 40,000 weavers have already discovered worldwide.

December   Date TBC

£25.00 per pair of weavers

2.5 hour workshop

Places are limited to 6 pairs of weavers.

Materials for 2 projects included, take home what you do not use.


Additional project packs available in the studio shop.

Check our Facebook or Events page for dates and venues. 

Book a Weaving Together Workshop


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Call back soon to see our growing list of fairs, exhibitions & events.


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