In Japanese, the “ORI” in SAORI means “weaving”.
The “SA” of SAORI has the same meaning as the Zen word “SAI”.
It means that everything has its own individual dignity.
Developed in Japan almost 50 years ago by Misao Jo (pictured here), the SAORI philosophy & techniques:
Have inspired weavers & artists worldwide for over 40 years
Provoke excitement for creating uncommon freestyle woven fabrics
Encourage intuitive, individual creativity
Bring joy to both those who weave & those who receive the woven gifts.
SAORI is practiced worldwide by a varied community of over 40,000 weavers, including:
Qualified SAORI Instructors
Artisan hand-weavers, textile artists & craftspeople
Art therapists & wellbeing practitioners
Textile & fashion designers
Many people with physical, mental or learning disabilities.
FOUR SLOGANS OF SAORI
Consider the differences between a machine & a human being
Be bold & adventurous
Look out through eyes that shine
Inspire one another, & everyone in the group
BENEFITS OF SAORI
IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEING
SAORI is a wonderful way to manage your health and enhance your sense of wellbeing.
IMPROVE YOUR STATE OF MIND
It inspires positivity and happiness and a sense of personal achievement and belonging.
IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVITY
SAORI encourages creative exploration and freedom in weaving.
IMPROVE YOUR MINDFULNESS
SAORI allows you to follow your heart and work mindfully in the present.
IMPROVE YOUR INTUITION
You can respond instinctively and intuitively expressing ideas as they come to you.
IMPROVE YOUR MOOD
Weaving with colour and texture can raise your mood.