SAORI Weaving: Weaving Without Boundaries

June 24 - 28


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SAORI Weaving: Weaving Without Boundaries

WEEK ONE (5-day): June 24 – 28, 2019     Classes run from 9 am  – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio. 

SAORI Weaving: Weaving without Boundaries

In this 5-day workshop students will explore everything from freestyle weaving to origami-style clothing design through an immersion into the SAORI philosophy of weaving.  As there are ‘no rules and no mistakes’ in this style of weaving, the possibilities of what we will do in the five days are endless.

This beautiful philosophy from Japan opens doors to 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 the exploration of colour, design and texture.  During the workshop, students will be able to complete at least two weavings.  We will also look at the SAORI way of designing clothing using origami principles and listening to the cloth.  Those who wish may want to sew their finished cloth into a garment, bag or other item.

A demonstration of the SAORI style of preparing a loom will also be covered as SAORI has simplified this to make it easy for everyone.

Each person will be encouraged to explore things that are of particular interest to them.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $781 (Inclusive of $681 tuition and $100 course fee for the use of a loom and pre-wound warps ready to use)

 Tuition cost also includes lunch and daily snacks. Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package, which includes breakfast and dinner is available separately. Click here for further details.


 Terri Bibby

Terri Bibby is a SAORI freestyle weaver and designer, creating one-of-a-kind asymmetric clothing, scarves, wraps, bags and wall hangings in the SAORI style. Her weaving is inspired by the ever changing colours and textures of nature that surround her.

In her studio in the woods on Salt Spring Island, Terri offers classes, workshops and retreats on weaving, warping, and clothing design for all ages. She has had over 1,800 people “Weave for Peace” on beautiful peace banners that have been displayed around the world.

Since first seeing SAORI weaving in 2005, Terri has immersed herself in the philosophy and practice of SAORI weaving. She opened her registered SAORI studio on Salt Spring Island in 2007 and is a member of the SAORI Leader’s Committee based in Japan. SAORI Salt Spring is part of the SAORI Global Network. 


Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment. 
CONFIRMED:This workshop has met sufficient enrollment and will be running.



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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


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

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.