Weaving is one of the most ancient of crafts, and there will be three different weavers at the Harlech Fibre and Fabric Fair in three weeks’ time. Saori weaving is a Japanese approach, one which stresses individuality, expression and the fact that there is no such thing as a ‘mistake’.
Rosie from SAORImôr in Bangor will be at the F&F – so everyone can have a go.
It’s completely addictive and, once you get used to the idea that you are expressing your ideas – not doing something a machine or automated process could but being yourself – really fulfilling.
SAORImor offer inspirational classes and courses, and having a taster at the F&F is an ideal way to see just how wonderful it can be to work with colour and texture and weave exactly what you want to. Even if you have never, even woven anything before. Ever.
So what can you do with a length of handwoven fabric? Scarves, of course – but how about these ideas? (Yes, the green one is another look at the top Rosie is wearing above. Lovely work.)
Rosie’s website is full of inspiration and ideas as well as much more information about classes and course. She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram (@saorimor) and her Facebook page.
The Fibre and Fabric Fair is in Harlech’s Memorial Hall – opposite the side of the castle – on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on both days.