SAORI Immersive Retreat

Don’t miss out on this amazing immersive SAORI weaving experience

Stay at the stunning Shizuka Ryokan & Wellness Retreat, a traditional Japanese accommodation in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country while you immerse yourself in the relaxing, creative art of Japanese SAORI weaving.

Learn SAORI weaving techniques, discover the freedom and meditation of the SAORI loom and enjoy the exceptional, authentic Japanese surroundings, food and culture to inspire your creativity.

This is an exclusive retreat focusing on SAORI weaving and serenity, an opportunity to learn and explore this Japanese weaving art form amidst gorgeous Japanese-inspired surroundings with a small group of like-minded creative souls.

Over the 3 days you will explore a range of SAORI weaving techniques, immerse yourself in colour and texture at the loom, learn the beautiful art of Sakiori cloth weaving, gain valuable tips and tricks for freestyle SAORI clothing design and be given space and solitude to delve into your weaving practice throughout the weekend.  Whether you are a complete beginner to SAORI weaving or a seasoned SAORI creative, this Retreat is for you!

Dates: Friday 24th February – Monday 27th February 2017

Where: Shizuka Japanese Ryokan & Wellness Retreat, Hepburn Springs, Victoria

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to delve into SAORI weaving with Prue Simmons – Japanese cultural specialist and one of only three accredited SAORI teachers here in Australia, surrounded by the beauty of Japanese culture and custom. What better way to immerse yourself in this unique Japanese artform!

Get all the details here!

Fantastic upcoming festivals & events!

2017 is shaping up to be a BIG YEAR for the Dyeing To Weave SAORI Studio with a baby on the way!  But that won’t stop me from sharing the SAORI love at festivals, events and holding some fantastic workshops at the Dyeing To Weave SAORI Studio here at White Stone Farm in Clunes.

And don’t forget that I have a wonderful stock of SAORI looms, equipment, prewound warps and gorgeous yarns to keep you busy weaving throughout the year!

Here’s what’s coming up over the next couple of months:

Make a SAORI Scarf workshop
Saturday 28th January 2017
Honeysuckle Cottage, Bendigo

SAORI Immersive Retreat
Fri 24th Feb – Mon 27th Feb 2017
Shizuka Ryokan & Wellness Retreat

FULLY BOOKED OUT! Inquire here about the next amazing Retreat

SAORI Discovery Day
Sunday 19th March
Dyeing To Weave SAORI Studio, Clunes

Lost Trades Fair
11th & 12th March
Kyneton Racecourse!lost-trades-australia/c1p7p

Wool Gathering
4th – 7th May
(I will be teaching SAORI on 5th May)
Tarndwarncoort Homestead, Warncoort VIC

Bendigo Artisan’s Textile Festival
14th – 16th July
North Bendigo Bowls Club