Intro to Saori Weaving – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $110.00

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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. 

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

Students are asked to bring the following:

  • Students are welcome to bring any materials or yarns.
  • Snacks if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school

Skill level
No experience required.

Age Requirement
Students ages 10 and older with a parentt and ages 16 and up without a parent are welcome to attend this class. 

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $110
Materials Fee: $20
Total Cost: $130

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!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.