Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting January 11, 2012

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on December 28, 2011

Saori: A Glimpse into the World of Unconventional “No Rules” Weaving

Saori weaving, often called “No Rules” weaving, began in Japan over 40 years ago.  Its emphasis on creativity and total immersion in fiber and color make it a meditative process that allows for the emergence of new concepts and weaves.

Jill Sanders’ knowledge of saori weaving goes back about 10 years, and 2 years ago, she completed saori training.  Shortly thereafter, she opened her studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where she teaches weaving, clothing construction, spinning and dyeing to children as well as adults.

Jill’s presentation will include photos of saori weaving, illustrating its integration and popularity among all age groups in Japanese society, examples of textiles woven by Jill and her students and 3 saori looms for hands-on experimentation.

Date/Time: January 11, 2012; 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Place: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, CA