Saori Weaving, Mihoko Wakabayashi
|Misao Jo, creator of Saori weaving (http://www.saorinomori.com/eng/en_saori.html)|
|Mihoko demonstrates Saori weaving.|
- Consider the differences between a machine and a human being. We are urged to be spontaneous and create our own rules. "Mistakes" should be embraced and explored.
- Be bold and adventurous. Don't feel limited, but rather explore your creative spirit and see where it takes you.
- Look out through eyes that shine. Saori believes we have an intuitive ability to find and appreciate beauty, it strengthens our senses and helps us to see beauty in many things.
- Inspire one another and everyone in a group. Mihoko urged us to work in groups, to learn from one another and to inspire and be inspired. Saori levels the field of skill where young, old and differently abled can teach and learn together.
|Saori factory and studio in Izumi, Japan|
|A community of weavers.|
Looms In May, Mihoko does a bulk order of looms from Japan. Look here for the various looms, supplies, and price sheets. I know w number of people I met were looking at her brochure with interest. Just be aware, you may have to wait til next year. Call Mihoko if you are interested in ordering.
Book The book Saori Self Innovation is available in Mihoko's Etsy shop. Go here to order. There are also some ready made warps for purchase.
35th Annual Cambridge River Festival June 7, 2014, 12-6 PM
Mihoko will have two booths, one for the sale of her work and one where people can try weaving at her looms. Share this news with friends and visit her. Also, she is looking for volunteers to help that day, contact her if you are interested.
Leave a comment if you enjoy weaving, tell us how you learned, what your method is and what materials you favor.