Aug
30
Sep 1

3-Day Summer Workshop: WEAVE & SEW

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Insulated Lunch Bag with Woven Fabric

Day 1:  Learn warping and threading to prepare their own looms for the project.

Day 2:  Weave the fabric to make a bag. It'll be a fun day for the children!

Day 3:  Learn how to cut the woven fabric and construct the bag using a sewing machine. Children will be ready for back to school with their creation!

Register
Aug
23
Aug 25

3-Day Summer Workshop: NATURAL ECO DYE

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Natural Dyeing with Flowers and Bengala

Day 1:  Flower Eco-Dye
Fresh cut flowers and fruits from our garden provide children with wonderful stimulation. It's fun to dye with the beautiful colors and aromas. It'll be an unforgettable experience!   

Day 2:  Bengala Stencil Dye Bag
The popular Bengala dye is back for children! Bengala is a safe and sustainable dye material made from minerals found in soil. Design on a canvas tote bag using our many stencil patterns.

Day 3:  Bengala Dye on Scarf
It's fun time! Bengala is safe and not messy. Perfect for children to dye a scarf and a tea cloth, using multiple colors and learning the Japanese shibori technique.

Register
Aug
16
Aug 18

3-Day Summer Workshop: SURFACE DESIGN

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Printmaking on Bags and Clothing

Day 1:  Enjoy cool surface designs and patterns made from geometric shapes with potatoes, dish sponges and rubber sheet. Then stamp their own custom patterns on a vinyl sheet using acrylic paint.

Day 2 & 3: Cut the vinyl and sew the pieces into a summer bag. Children can make a matching pouch or print on a T-shirt, as time permits. (We provide an organic cotton T-shirt.)

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Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

Bengala & Indigo Dye Workshop

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Join the fascinating sustainable dye workshop! The informative lecture about Bengala will be accompanied by a demonstration.  In this class, you'll learn how to dye fabric and make your own scarf as well as how to make patterned fabric, using Japanese wooden panels for Itajime-shibori.
And we'll introduce you how to dye on wool yarn without felting. 

Fee:  $80 (includes Bengala dye colors, a pre-fixed tenugui cloth, a cotton scarf)
Optional: If you dye more, you can choose from cotton scarves (@$20), pillow case, T-shirt ($12) to dye.
 

Register
Jul
26
Jul 28

3-Day Summer Workshop: NATURAL ECO DYE

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Natural Dyeing with Flowers and Bengala

Day 1:  Flower Eco-Dye
Fresh cut flowers and fruits from our garden provide children with wonderful stimulation. It's fun to dye with the beautiful colors and aromas. It'll be an unforgettable experience!   

Day 2:  Bengala Stencil Dye Bag
The popular Bengala dye is back for children! Bengala is a safe and sustainable dye material made from minerals found in soil. Design on a canvas tote bag using our many stencil patterns.

Day 3:  Bengala Dye on Scarf
It's fun time! Bengala is safe and not messy. Perfect for children to dye a scarf and a tea cloth, using multiple colors and learning the Japanese shibori technique.

Register
Jul
12
Jul 14

3-Day Summer Workshop: SURFACE DESIGN

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Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Printmaking on Bags and Clothing

Day 1:  Enjoy cool surface designs and patterns made from geometric shapes with potatoes, dish sponges and rubber sheet. Then stamp their own custom patterns on a vinyl sheet using acrylic paint.

Day 2 & 3: Cut the vinyl and sew the pieces into a summer bag. Children can make a matching pouch or print on a T-shirt, as time permits. (We provide an organic cotton T-shirt.)

 

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Jul
3
1:00 pm13:00

Bengala & Indigo Dye Workshop in Berkeley

  • SAORI Berkeley

Loop of the Loom will bring a Bengala Workshop to Norther California this summer! This special workshop is hosted by SAORI Berkeley.

Fee:
$60 (includes one pre-fixed Japanese tenugui cloth, pre-fixer)

Materials Cost:
Bengala dyes --- Your choice from 12 colors, $10/65ml
Indigo dye (optional) --- $24/100ml
Any yarns from SAORI Berkeley (optional) --- $3/oz
otton scarf (optional) --- $20

Workshop Description:

Short talk about Bengala dyeing by Yukako SatoneDemonstration of Itajime-shibori (color resist dyeing)
Dye together using Itajime-shibori technique with the tenugui cloth.

ork on the individual dyeing project with other fabrics, roving, skeins and/or warps.

Other Details:

Please bring: several flat bottom bowls; several old towels; apron; rubber/latex gloves; jars to take leftover dyes home.
engala products are for sale at the workshop

Reservation:
$30 deposit by June 25th (payable to Lynn Harris)

Contact:
SAORI Berkeley at
 weave@saoriberkeley.com or (510) 527-5909.
1732 Beverly Place, Berkeley, CA

Oct
11
12:00 pm12:00

Bengala & Shibori Dye Workshop

Admission:  $40

* Additional dye cost: $15 per 100 gram of material.

* Call for reservation or constant@loopoftheloom.com


Silk scarf ($14), Cotton scarf ($14-), Tote bag ($12-) Organic cotton baby blanket ($50), T-shirt and more.
 

Read more about Bengala Dye  on our website.

Bengala dyeing is a perfect craft activity in summer. Dry the dyed fabric under the sun. You can wear it in no time. It will block the UV rays with the same minerals found in physical sunscreen when you wrap your body with a scarf or cover over a baby's body.

Sep
27
12:00 pm12:00

Mindfulness Zen Weaving Circle

Make a circle of weaving with new and experienced SAORI weavers.
This is a special setting for 3-hour Zen Weaving session. Focus in a calm and mindful way, and play with colors.

We will have a tea time to share our SAORI experiences during the session.

* Materials are included. 
* Japanese tea and snack will be served.

Loop of the Loom is the only SAORI hand-weaving studio which introduces the award winning SAORI method as a mindful zen weaving™. The simple way of weaving leads your mind to the state of emptiness easily without practice. By focusing on your pleasure moment with color and rhythm, you can express your true self.
SAORI is a ZEN art of weaving from Japan that is dedicated to free expression and self-development.

Sep
13
1:00 am01:00

New York SAORI-kai

Welcome to the New York SAORI-kai. ('kai' means a club or gathering in Japanese.)
We gather every other month at Loop of the Loom to reveal our SAORI works.
Go to Facebook and search "New York SAORI-kai" where you can see many SAORI works.

SAORI-kai was started in January, 2008 by students of Loop of the Loom who urged me to set up a New York gathering for anyone interested in SAORI. No experienced necessary.

The aim of this meeting is comprehended in these SAORI slogans. 

  1. Consider the differences between people and machines.
  2. Let’s adventure beyond our imaginations.
  3. Let’s look out through eyes that shine.
  4. Let’s learn from everyone in the group.


We try to follow these four SAORI slogans because to free ourselves from conventional ways of weaving is sometimes very challenging for us. Bring your work. Don't worry if you only have a small piece. Show us, wear it and tell the story about it. Ask questions. Share your ideas. Improve your skills! 

We welcome the inexperienced and the beginner. See you at the New York SAORI-kai!