Always popular at Norfolk Makers’ Festival, we welcome back the Saori looms from the Saori Shed, in Diss.
Saori weaving has no rules or patterns; it’s an expressive art form which originates in Japan.
The ‘sa’ of Saori comes from the Zen vocabulary meaning everything has its own individual dignity, the ‘ori’ means weaving.
It is freestyle hand weaving without rules and restrictions. Weavers just weave what they want to with complete freedom and creativity. It is open to everyone regardless of age, gender or physical ability.
This is your chance to have a go on a Saori loom for free and speak to experts about different styles of weaving.
All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.
If you would like to book on a Saori weaving workshop at the Makers’ Festival for a more detailed and intricate sessionn, there are a few options to choose from.