12 HOURS / $180.00 per person + MATERIALS

  • Pre-requisite: No experience required

  • Upon request (at your convenience)

  • Choose three consecutive days to complete this class

  • Materials not included, and are based on the weight of the finished cloth


The SAORI Retreat is 12 hours of instruction, usually spread over three days. A SAORI Retreat is great for those who live too far from a studio to make regular class visits, to brush up on skills, or to gain assistance in whatever way you need so you can weave comfortably by yourself once you return home. Please contact me to discuss a SAORI Retreat designed just for you based on your schedule, experience, and needs.

Your SAORI Retreat may cover:

  • Warp and weft weaving techniques

  • Threading a pre-wound warp, at the table or at the loom (cost not included)

  • Designing and winding your own warp

  • Kenzo’s new way of warping

  • Making a garment from your SAORI cloth

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It became clear to me that people were never able to find satisfaction in what they had been doing because they were not encouraged to express their creativity. …They were people who were searching for something with which to fulfill their lives.
— Misao Jo