Beginner Classes

Sit, relax, and let go.  You can start weaving by yourself within a minute. Experience the SAORI way with over 500 materials!


2-hour Introductory Class

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$60 / 2-hour
Material cost is included

  • Weave with a pre-set loom.
  • No experience necessary.  We guide you throughout the weaving process. 
  • Take your creation home with you.
  • By appointment at your own convenience. 
  • You can take this single session class as many times as you'd like.
  • 1 small size loom for 4-5 yrs old is available by request. (SAORI Piccolo loom)
  • To extend the class, add $20 for one hour.

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Mindful Zen Weaving Session

$120 / 1-day
Material cost is included

  • Experiment with ideas and various materials without a time limit.  You may stay during our studio hours from 11am through 6pm. 
  • Release stress and express yourself in a fun and therapeutic atmosphere. Enjoy your day-long excursion through mindfulness zen weaving.
  • Weave with a pre-set loom.
  • Take your creation home with you.

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Advanced Packages

Let's learn from how to set up your loom to making a garment!  Your project goal is unlimited. Students of Advanced Class are allowed to use premium yarns in the studio, our sewing machine and SAORI clothing patterns. Spinning lesson is available by request.


Advanced Class A

2 hour x 4 sessions

$180
plus cost of materials

  • Learn to set up your own warp and finish 1 or 2 major projects such as scarf, bag, tapestry, etc.
  • You'll receive an individual consultation and project guidance.
  • Prerequisite: a Beginner Class
  • This semi-private class will be made by appointment.
  • Completion in 6 weeks or renew the class to continue.

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Advanced Class B

2 hour x 8 sessions

$300
plus cost of materials

  • Weave a longer tapestry? Or challenge yourself to a sewing project? We teach you how to warp and sew with a SAORI woven fabric to make a one-of-a-kind item.
  • Prerequisite: a Beginner Class
  • This semi-private class will be made by appointment.
  • Completion in 12 weeks, or renew the class to continue.

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Advanced Class C

2 hour x 12 sessions

$400
plus cost of materials

  • For weavers who find themselves with project ideas that never end — tapestries, sculpture, accessories, garments, and beyond!
  • Prerequisite: Beginner Class
  • This semi-private class will be made by appointment.
  • Completion in 16 weeks, or renew the class to continue.

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One-Month Studio Pass

 

One month period

$500
plus cost of materials

  • Work on your own projects within a month.
  • Prerequisite Advanced Class and warping skill.
  • This is not an instructional session. Must have enough knowledge of technique and processes to begin developing independence.
  • Supportive guidance will encourage continued growth for becoming a SAORI instructor and/or a member of SAORI Leader's Committee.
  • May bring your own yarn and material to weave with our permission.
  • Make an appointment to reserve your loom.

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Kid's Classes

Our class provides a process-oriented program that empowers every child to create and self express with confidence without the fear of making a mistake. Children of different levels can learn together while pursuing their own individual felting, spinning, sewing, and weaving projects with semi-private instruction and guidance.  Their works can be displayed at our exhibition and fashion show.


Growing Crafters 

Ages 7-12

Weekly Afterschool Kids Class
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$375 / 1.5 hr x 9 sessions
Cost of materials is included
Sibiling  10% off

  • Guidance to set up simple warping process.
  • Introduce creative weaving and encourage the development of students' skills by spinning and felting from natural fiber, dyeing, sewing, knitting and crochet.
  • Multiple projects of different durations and levels of expertise (such as belt, hat, bag, pillow, accessory, garment, tapestry) are chosen by the student.
  • Customized support based on students' levels.

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Sprouting Weavers

 

Ages 5-14

Project-based Drop-off Class
1.5 hr per session

Our staff introduces your child to the joys of weaving and unique projects from their woven art.  We will advise students on their project of choice based on their age and skill level.

  • Price includes all materials
  • To extend the session to finish work can be added by $ 40 per session.
  • No discount for siblings.
Hat project
60.00

1.5 hour x 1 session
Weave on pre-set warp.

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Scarf/Tapestry project
100.00

1.5 hour x 2 sessions
Weave on pre-set warp.

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Belt project
100.00

1.5 hour x 2 sessions
Set your own warp.

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Bag project
140.00

1.5 hour x 2 sessions
Weave on pre-set warp.

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Pillow project
130.00

1.5 hour x 2 sessions
Weave on pre-set warp.

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Rug Rag project
150.00

1.5 hour x 3 sessions
Bring used clothing.

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Bear project
180.00

1.5 hour x 3 sessions
Weave on pre-set warp.

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Tapestry project
200.00

1.5 hour x 4 sessions
Set your own warp.

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Shrug/Poncho project
220.00

1.5 hour x 4 sessions
Set your own warp.

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Special Services for Group

Traveling workshops, demonstrations, school fairs, parties, and home schooling classes.


Traveling Workshop

Basic fee: $300

  • 2-hour weaving workshop includes;  1 instructor, 1 SAORI loom, all materials
  • Hands-on demonstrations, various events and a small group class on-site.
  • We will advise the project for your event.
  • Participants can take home their artwork depending on the type of event.
  • Equipment brought to your place. Fare for long  distance, tolls and parking will be charged if needed.

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  • Additional loom --- @$100 per loom (up to 6 looms)
  • Additional time --- @$50 per loom for every 1-hour extension

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Birthday Parties / Group Sessions

Ages 6 +

Weaving parties are a great way to share and make a memory with others. Handmade creations make their party celebration extra special and unique!
No food please.

Ideas:
Birthday party, Family fun, Ladies gathering, Play group activity, Office team building, School trip

Up to 6 people:

  • Basic fee  $350 for 2 hours
  • Including instructor(s), up to 6 looms, materials
  • Each person can finish a mini tapestry and take it home.

7 to 12 people:

  • Add $35 per person to basic fee
  • Divide into 2 groups.  One group can weave a mini tapestry while the other group makes a felt animal. In the middle of the party, the groups switch activities. 
  • Each person can finish 2 projects (a woven piece and a felting work) to take home.

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  • Add $120 to extend 30 minutes.
  • Ask for large group.  Alternate projects are available on request.
     

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Homeschooler's Family Class

$180 / 2 hr x 4 classes

Encourage developing manipulative skills by weaving, spinning and sewing to home schooling families.

  • Cost of materials is included.
  • Family members in the same class receive 10% off.
  • Must have 4 people to register the class.
  • Customized program for the group.

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