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SAORI Weaving—Enjoy being in a Moment with Chiaki O’Brien! (In-Person)


Chiaki O’Brien


Date & Time: October 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Class Fee: $130
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: All are welcome!


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
What is SAORI? SAORI is an art form and weaving style that comes from Japan. It is joyful and easy to learn.  Feel like you are 5 years old again! Chiaki will lead you through this “freestyle” weaving process on a SAORI original floor loom.  She even provides these looms! Try your hands at this fun, color blending, creative, and expressive weaving style. Every cloth woven by people with different personalities is lovely in a unique way. The irregular edges and accidental skips of thread add un-programmed beauty to each weaving. In SAORI, we do not weave only a cloth. We weave our true selves. The warp is already set up for you to start weaving right away! Your finished product will make a lively wall hanging, throw, or pillow cover. SAORI is perfect for children and enjoyable and relaxing for adults. No experience necessary! Students are welcome to bring any materials or yarns. To learn more about Chiaki and Saori Weaving, take a moment and watch this short video. You will be inspired.

Chiaki O’Brien | Saori Weaver

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.
Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!  

How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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