SAORI Weaving Explorations

July 17 - July 21


SAORI Weaving Explorations

SAORI Weaving Explorations

This is a 5-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

In this workshop the students will be introduced to the SAORI Philosophy of Weaving:

1. Consider the differences between machines and people
2. Be bold and adventurous
3. Look out through eyes that shine
4. Inspire one another and everyone in the group

This beautiful SAORI philosophy opens new ways of exploring weaving, whether you have never woven
before or have been weaving for many years. SAORI looms will be provided and we will start with weaving and exploring colour and texture. In this workshop you will get a chance to “Be Bold and Adventurous” and learn many fun ideas and techniques of SAORI design.

Included in this workshop will be sessions on topics such as creating 3-dimensional weavings, wall hangings, making a woven mobius scarf, one-of-a-kind wearable art and more.

As there are ‘no rules and no mistakes’ in this style of weaving, the possibilities of what we will do in the 5 days is endless. Each student will be encouraged to explore things that are of interest to them in this expressive style of weaving. During the workshop you will be able to complete at least two weavings.

Material fee includes supplies provided by instructor.  See student supply list for further details.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $144
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: none needed

Price: $974

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Since first coming across SAORI weaving, Terri Bibby has immersed herself in the philosophy and practice of SAORI. The freedom, the colour, the textures and the beautiful philosophy of SAORI was life-changing.

Click here to read more about TERRI BIBBY


If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on February 7th at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on February 14th at 12:00pm (PST)