STATEMENT: At this moment, Autumn Equinox 2020, Freeweaver Studio remains unable to offer Saori workshops to the public, following COVID 19 lock down procedures. This sadly includes workshops during London Craft Week.
Weave Alongs for Saori weavers will continue occasionally; these sessions are not impacted by Government Guidlines as weavers bring their own yarns and weave independently in a socially distanced way.
In Saori Weaving, tactility is an essential element: being able to touch the different fibres, tension the loom correctly, and the overal use of shared equipment are intregral elements of the process. The choice of yarns should be intuitive as part of the process. Preparing yarns beforehand would take away from this core Saori principle.
We will continue to dutyfully follow the latest news, developments and government guidelines, as well as continuing to explore creative solutions. Hopefully we will be able to resume our regular workshops shortly, please watch this space.
Freeweaver Studio, 21 September 2020