Immerse yourself in the fun, creative and meditative beauty of Japanese SAORI weaving with passionate SAORI teacher, Prue Simmons. Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Soul Barn - Creative Wellbeing Centre, in the charming historic township of Clunes on Victoria's ancient volcanic plains. Find your Zen at the loom with this wonderful and meditative textile craft. No experience necessary.
Where: Clunes, Goldfields
All Covid-safe requirements will be met throughout the workshop.
Discover the easy and meditative art of Japanese SAORI weaving in this immersive, fun and creative class. Learn the unique Japanese SAORI philosophy along with some basic 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!
The fruits of your labour
By the end of the 4–hour immersive class you will have a gorgeous handwoven piece to take home and cherish.
The kit required
All materials are provided and the looms are threaded up and ready to go, so there's no need to bring anything – just your enthusiasm for experimental creativity!
Prue Simmons from Dyeing to Weave Studio in Central Victoria specialises in Japanese SAORI weaving and natural dye.
As one of only 3 people accredited to teach SAORI in Australia, Prue is passionate about sharing her knowledge of SAORI weaving and her deep connection to this unique Japanese weaving and philosophy.
Prue is also the only person in Australia trained by the Bengala Dye organisation and Australia's only official distributor of these unique dyes. Prue has travelled to Japan many times to learn traditional and contemporary Japanese shibori, katazome and itajime dye techniques from Japanese Indigo and Bengala dye masters. She loves sharing her passion for indigo and these handcrafted Japanese eco-dyes that are fun and easy to use, to produce beautiful natural colours.