SAORI Weaving • April 8- SOLD OUT!


Thursday, April 8, 1 – 4 pm           SOLD OUT–to be placed on a waiting list, call us or email:; 612-436-0464, T-S, 11-3

Chiaki O’Brien

SAORI is a contemporary hand weaving style founded in Japan, which promotes a philosophy of free expression and exemplifies the differences between hand and machine weaving. SAORI weaving is not merely the act of weaving a piece of cloth; it is an attempt to identify your true self. This Zen, therapeutic method of free-style weaving without any rules or restrictions of what or how to weave can temporarily remove you from the stress of daily life. SAORI original looms will be set up for all students, so that everyone can start weaving. The instructor will bring a variety of material for you to choose from to weave with. Be ready to feel like you are 5 year-old! Materials fee $20, payable to the instructor. **See supply list of items to bring to class**

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Instructor Bio:

Chiaki O’Brien is an experienced SAORI Weaving artist/teaching artist, having taught numerous SAORI Weaving classes in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest since moving to the Minnesota from Japan in 2004. As a 2013 Jerome Fiber Arts Project Grantee, she traveled back to Japan to further her study and knowledge of Bengala dyes. O’Brien is also a Taiko performer and instructor.

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

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