Japanese SAORI Weaving Workshop

Find your Zen with the fun, easy craft of Japanese SAORI weaving

6 hours Class size 1 to 5

label $295 (or 4 payments of $73.75 Afterpay)

Discover the easy and meditative art of Japanese SAORI weaving in this immersive, fun and creative class, with passionate SAORI teacher, Prue Simmons.

In this class, you'll learn the unique philosophy and rich history of this Japanese weaving style, then immerse yourself in colour, texture and some easy weaving techniques to create your handwoven scarf, wall hanging or table runner.

No previous weaving experience is necessary – you will learn everything you need to know on the day, and start weaving your own piece straightaway! You will enjoy a wonderful afternoon of weaving at the loom!

All materials are provided and the looms are threaded up and ready to go – just come along with your enthusiasm for experimental creativity!

Please bring your own lunch (food can be purchased from the local supermarket or cafes in town, however as wait times can be unpredictable a packed lunch is best). Tea and coffee refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Gather a couple of friends for a fun afternoon of creativity together.

Find your Zen at the loom with this meditative Japanese textile craft at Soul Barn Wellness Centre, located in the charming historic township of Clunes Victoria (less than 2h from Melbourne).

What else you should know?

Clunes is easily accessible from Melbourne for a fun, creative day trip.

If you would like to make a weekend of it and enjoy all the Goldfields region has to offer, Clunes has a number of accommodation options available, including B&B, motel and caravan park accommodation. There are also accommodation available in the surrounding towns of Creswick and Ballarat.

Note: Prue is one of only three people in Australia accredited to teach this beautiful freestyle form of Japanese weaving.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary!
What you'll get
  • All materials provided
  • Guidance from an expert
  • Refreshments are provided
  • A gorgeous handwoven scarf, table runner or wall hanging to take home and cherish.
What to bring
Your enthusiasm for experimental creativity!

Soul Barn - Creative Wellbeing Centre - 69 Fraser St, Clunes VIC

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Dyeing To Weave Studio
Dyeing To Weave Studio

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Prue Simmons is a passionate SAORI weaver and natural dyer, with a deep love and knowledge of Japanese crafts and culture.

From her many years living and exploring Japan, Prue now shares her knowledge of Japanese SAORI weaving and beautiful dye practises in her studio and through online courses and kits.

Prue first discovered the creativity of SAORI weaving whilst living in the mountains of Japan in 2007. SAORI is a freestyle form of Japanese weaving that allows the weaver to create freely at the loom using colour and texture rather than following a designated pattern, enabling them to tap into their true creative spirit with this mindful meditative craft.

Prue loves introducing people to this simple, fun and meditative craft and empowering people to create their own textiles on the SAORI loom, to easily make unique clothing and soft furnishings for the home.

Dyeing To Weave Studio is one of only three accredited global SAORI studios here in Australia, where Prue specialises in teaching this freestyle form of Japanese weaving and Japanese natural dye such as Indigo and hand-crafted Bengala dyes. Classes take place in the charming historic township of Clunes in Central Victoria.

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