When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:30 pm â€“ 5:30 pm
Where: 227 East 87th Street, Lower Level Â (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Application deadline: April 18 (Maximum participation is 7)
Questions: Â For more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact
Mie at JETAANY@mieinc.net.
Relaxâ€¦ this is Zen weaving. After you take a minute lesson of a SAORI loom, youÂ can make an artistic tapestry only in an hour! SAORI Zen weaving is dedicated to self-Â discovery by finding one’s true identity as a creative individual. You can choose any yarnsÂ from our selection of 500 colors and textures. It’s easy and meditative weaving… with noÂ mistakes. We use many recyclable materials with the “Mottainai” idea from Japan.
SAORI is a philosophy which encourages freedom of expression through trueÂ improvisation. In 1968 SAORI weaving program was founded in Japan based on thisÂ philosophy. It’s referred to by some as Zen weaving. Indeed, the SA of SAORI is the firstÂ syllable of the word SAI. SAI is found in Zen vocabulary. It means everything has its ownÂ individual dignity and the ORI means weaving. Yukako Satone founded Loop of the Loom,Â a SAORI certified weaving studio in 2005.Â Now itâ€™s located on the Upper East Side where people gatherÂ from all over the world to express their own style in weaving.
Facebook: Loop of the Loom.
Above events are produced by Mie Ikeda.